Margaux DUHEM
Sophia University
Tokyo, Japan
Member ID 3726
Member since Apr 17, 2023
Status Active


My name is Margaux. I am French, 27 years old, and in my second year of a Ph.D. program at Sophia University in Tokyo.


I studied history, geography, and political science at the University of Caen-Normandy (France) before specializing in the history of international relations by attending the Master's program in the history of international relations - specializing in Asia - at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris). At the same time, I studied Japanese at the Institut National des Langues et des Civilisations Orientales (INALCO). I did my last year of master's studies at Waseda University in Tokyo. At the end of my thesis, I published an article on Franco-Japanese relations and Japanese soft power.
I worked in a French environmental NGO, Générations Futures.
After this experience, I joined the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies at Sophia University, where I am currently in my second year of doctoral studies.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the effectiveness of official development assistance (ODA) for climate change adaptation and mitigation. More specifically, I study the impact of French and Japanese ODA in Vietnam. I am interested in the link between aid effectiveness and the strengthening of donor cooperation, as well as the involvement of civil society organizations in the implementation and development of sustainable development projects funded by ODA.
Currently, I am working on a research project with the United Nations University on the linkages between the fight against global warming and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In my Ph.D. research, I am integrating this topic by questioning the relationship between the consideration of the SDGs in ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of ODA projects and the evolution of financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
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