Mr. Hiroto Kamiishi is the director of Team II, Energy and Mining Group, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Team II handles energy development projects in African and LAC countries, and mining development projects. His responsibility includes the management of wide range of technical cooperation projects for energy development in the African region, such as geothermal development (Kenya, Djibouti, and Ethiopia), hydropower development (DRC) and diesel power development (Sierra Leone). He also manages cooperation projects for formulating power development master plans (Mozambique, Tanzania, and Angola).
He has been working for JICA since 1991. His career in JICA includes JICA overseas office in Indonesia, strategic planning, program management of ASEAN countries, and aid coordination. The most recent assignment was the senior representative of JICA USA office and responsible for promoting collaboration with other donors, such as the World Bank and USAID.
He received a bachelor degree (Liberal Arts) from International Christian University, Japan and a master degree (Public Administration) from Columbia University, USA.