Indian Ocean World Studies, the University of Tokyo (TINDOWS)

TINDOWS:Indian Ocean World Studies, the University of Tokyo

About Center

TINDOWS examines contemporary challenges related to development, medicine, and environment in the Indian Ocean World. Our emphases are three, although they are inter-related and often overlapping: 1) securing a socioeconomic and ecological foundation for sustainable development, 2) issues of urbanization and management of natural resources and the environment, and 3) medical interventions and practices related to health and reproduction. The topics targeted for examination also include climate change, consequences of pandemics, global governance, human security, correction of global economic imbalances, etc., because these “global” issues increasingly manifest themselves in profoundly local forms, giving rise to severe difficulties related to social well-being. The activity period is from April 2022 to the end of March 2028.