Naomi Mihara


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.

Latest Articles

The rocky road toward disease eradication
26 Feb 2018

As the world health community faces potential funding cuts to efforts to tackle the world's deadliest diseases, Devex takes a look at lessons learned from three watershed disease eradication efforts.

Video: NGO rescue missions in Mediterranean face physical, legal threats
18 Dec 2017

Humanitarian vessels operated by NGOs were responsible for saving 40 percent of the people rescued in the Mediterranean this year — the world's deadliest stretch of water for migrants and refugees. To mark International Migrants Day, Devex takes a look at some of the challenges facing search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean, and how NGOs are protecting themselves from legal and physical threats.

How to improve maternal health: 4 lessons learned in Papua
31 Oct 2017

Maternal mortality remains a global issue, and Sustainable Development Goal 3 on healthy lives and well-being aims to reduce the number of women dying due to complications in childbirth by over half. Devex visited the province of Papua, Indonesia, which has some of country's highest infant, child, and maternal mortality rates, to find out what health practitioners have learned about improving maternal health.

Why secure land rights matter for climate change and inequality
23 Oct 2017

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility, the first funding institution dedicated to securing land rights for indigenous peoples and local communities, launched this month in Stockholm. In this video, find out how the facility has already helped to secure land rights in Indonesia, Peru, and Mali.

3 things putting Rwanda on the path to UHC
11 Sep 2017

Speaking to Uzziel Ndagijimana, Rwanda’s minister of state for economic planning, Devex explores how Rwanda is making strong progress toward universal health coverage.

The world's first solar-powered refugee camp
20 Jun 2017

IKEA Foundation Chief Executive Officer Per Heggenes talks to Devex about the organization's solar project in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan — and how the new solar farm will begin to return money to the Jordanian host community.

5 climate-smart investments
5 Jun 2017

Following President Trump's announcement that the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, innovative and effective financing is arguably more important than ever. Devex hears from Alzbeta Klein, the International Finance Corporation’s director and global head of climate business about the "trillions" of investment opportunities to be had, particularly for the private sector, to help tackle climate change.

3 tips for success in implementing global health projects
15 May 2017

Steve Davis, president and chief executive officer of nonprofit organization PATH, talks to Devex about how to yield positive outcomes from global health projects, and shares his top tips for success.

DevExplains: Do we need a new term for 'child marriage?'
12 May 2017

More than 15 million girls each year are married before the age of 18. Widely known as "child marriage," some activists argue that the development community needs to find a new term to reframe our understanding of the issue. Devex explains.

A tale of two cities
20 Mar 2017

Faced with common challenges, cities are no longer just thinking about their own needs, and learning and knowledge doesn’t flow purely from the "global north" to the "global south." Take a trip with Devex through Barcelona to hear more from experts about how city-to-city knowledge sharing works in practice and is, in fact, a two-way street.