Ayaka Osumi

Research Interest:

  • Impact of mothers’ education on child schooling in Uganda


  • Master Student in International Education Development, GSICS, Kobe University (Apr. 2013-present)
  • Bachelor of Communication, Aichi Shukutoku University (Apr. 2008- Mar. 2013)


  • Internship at the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports (Aug. –Oct. 2013)
  • Internship at local NGO in Pakistan (Feb.–Apr. 2011)
  • Volunteer in India (Aug.–Sep. 2010, Aug.–Sep. 2011)
  • Volunteer in Cambodia (Feb. 2010)


  • A. Osumi (2011) “Perception of Duty Bearers and Right Holders on Gender Inequality in Education Sector in Chakwal”

Academic Associations

  • Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
  • Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES)

Academic Conference Presentation

  • The 14th African Education Research Forum (Waseda Unniversity, Japan, Oct. 2013)

Language/ Skills

  • Language: Japanese/ English
  • MS: Word/ PowerPoint

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar

My research interest is impact of mothers’ education on child schooling in Uganda. I conducted an internship at ministry of education and sports in Uganda last year. During that time, many staffs working at the ministry and teachers at local schools gave me lots of advices on my research. And three years ago, I joined an internship at local NGO in Pakistan. What I did during the internship was conducting research interviews and writing the paper. Its title can be found above. So if you are interested in this topic or these internships, please do not hesitate to contact with me. And also please feel free to ask about this seminar. Actually this seminar is challenging for me, but I really enjoy it to the max and believe it will make my goal a step closer. I look forward to seeing you in this seminar and working together from next spring! I wish you all the best on the entrance exam.