Naomi Mihara is a Video Journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.
In the sixth episode of the Climate Champions podcast, Devex talks with Shaha Hashim, field project manager for the Blue Marine Foundation, about the impact of climate change on the Maldives' oceans and how they can be restored.
In the fifth episode of Turning the Tide: Climate Champions, Palauan diplomat Ngedikes Olai Uludong shares her experience representing small island developing states in the global arena and explains why preserving islands' cultural traditions and identities is so important in the fight against climate change.
In this video explainer, Devex looks at how colonial mentality in the development sector has been affecting the COVID-19 response, why that is important to address right now, and what it will really take to decolonize global health.
In episode four in the Climate Champions podcast, Devex talks with Napoleone Drose, former president at the WWF Pacific Volunteers Program in Fiji, on the impact of climate change and why volunteering is key to combatting it.
Young people are leading the call for climate action — both in the Pacific and around the world. In this podcast, Komal Narayan, climate activist and volunteer with the Fiji-based Alliance for Future Generations, discusses engaging youths and local communities in climate change issues.
Achieving scale and ensuring sustainability are two of the biggest challenges facing development projects. Larry Cooley, president emeritus and senior adviser at Management Systems International, describes the "scaling by subtraction" approach and why it makes sense for development.