The CSEM Advisory Group
Program Director on Global Health, Africa Japan Forum
Masaki Inaba is the Program Director – Global Health, Africa Japan Forum. He leads advocacy around diverse thematic issues such as AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as part of the Japanese civil society movement for global health. In 2019 he served as the Japan Coordinator of the Civil 20 (C20) Global Health Working Group as well as the C20 Sherpa for G20.
He works closely with Asia/Pacific and African civil society focusing on AIDS, TB, and Malaria, as well as UHC, through advocating around the G7, G20, and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). He has health systems strengthening and UHC research experience.
In the 1990s, Masaki worked with civil society and community in Japan as an activist for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights movement, and as a coordinator of medical teams in poor urban communities in Yokohama City.