Speaker Profile


Director, Japan Liaison Office, UN Women


Kae brings approximately 20 years of experience in resource mobilization and partnership building at the headquarters, regional and country level in the United Nations system.  Before joining UN Women, Kae was a resource mobilization specialist in UNFPA with one year secondment to the Human Security Unit, Department of Management at the UN Secretariat. In her capacity as resource mobilization specialist in UNFPA, she was the donor focal point for Japan as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. She also took detail assignments in UNFPA Sierra Leone Country Office as Assistant Representative a.i., as well as UNFPA Asia and Pacific Regional Office as Resource Mobilization and Partnership Adviser. Prior to UNFPA, she worked for UNICEF as Assistant Programme Officer to address sexual exploitation of children and for the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN, as the gender and human rights adviser. Kae holds the Master of International Human Rights Law from Kobe University in Japan.