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Dr Miho Taka is a senior lecturer at Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University. She received her Ph.D degree in international relations and sociology from Coventry University for her thesis on “Conflict Coltan: Local and International Dynamics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” She also holds a BA in Education from Osaka Kyoiku University, an MA in Third World Studies from Coventry University and a Master of Public Administration from Warwick Business School.

Miho has various living and working experiences from Japan, England, Sweden and Rwanda. After working as the Country Director of an NGO in Rwanda for four years, she has become interested in the relationship between natural resources and violent conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research areas include natural resource management, resource-related conflict, corporate social responsibility and global governance. She published in African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, a book, titled ‘New Perspectives on Human Security,’ amongst others. She is a member of Japan Association for Human Security Studies, Japan Forum of Business and Society and CSR of Extractive Industries in Developing Areas and is a reviewer for several international academic journals in corporate governance area.

Research Interests

Sub-Saharan Africa; Extractive industry; Business and human rights; Natural resource governance; Multi-stakeholder processes; Corporate social responsibility; Peace, conflict and sustainable development

Vision Statement

I am interested in how socio-economic and environmental issues around natural resources interact and impact in unforeseen ways, including violent conflict. I examine current policies and practices to manage natural resources ethically and responsibly, especially in conflict-affected regions, and hope to identify how the private sector can and should contribute effectively through multi-stakeholder processes.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Social Sciences
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mineral Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Research Output 2010 2019

Obtaining a Second Chance Education in Post-conflict Rwanda: Motivations and Paths

Taka, M., 31 Mar 2019, Tokyo: Japan International Cooperation Agency, p. 1-40, 40 p. (JICA Research Institute Working Paper; no. 192).

Research output: Working paper


Japan’s experience in localizing human rights in post-conflict Nepal

Taka, M., Takeuchi, M. & Goto Kamidohzono, S., 2017, Localization in Development Aid: How Global Institutions enter Local Lifeworlds. Bonacker, T., von Heusinger, J. & Zimmer, K. (eds.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 58-76 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The responsible sourcing of minerals for peacebuilding

Taka, M., 3 Aug 2017, Oxford Research Group.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
Supply chain
Business and society

A critical analysis of human rights due diligence frameworks for conflict minerals: Challenges for the electronics industries

Taka, M., 2016, Duties Across Borders: Advancing Human Rights in Transnational Business. Andreassen, B. A. & Vinh, V. K. (eds.). Cambridge: Intersentia, p. 183-208

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Activities 2008 2017

Responsible minerals sourcing for conflict prevention in the Great Lakes Region

Miho Taka (Speaker)
16 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Reclaiming education in post-conflict Rwanda

Miho Taka (Speaker)
18 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Reclaiming education in post-conflict Rwanda

Miho Taka (Speaker)
4 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Georg Arnhold International Summer School 2017

Miho Taka (Speaker)
27 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Obtaining a second chance education in post-conflict Rwanda: motivations and paths

Miho Taka (Speaker)
6 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation