Satoko Kishimoto

Programme Coordinator, Public Alternatives, Transnational Institute
Satoko Kishimot

Satoko Kishimoto was an environmental activist and active in the youth environmental movement in Japan in the 1990s. She began working with Transnational Institute (TNI) in 2003, at the time of third World Water Forum held in Kyoto, Japan. TNI is an Amsterdam-based international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic, and sustainable planet. In 2005, the Reclaiming Public Water (RPW) Network was created. TNI serves as the coordinating hub of the RPW network and Satoko is the coordinator of the network. The RPW network connects activists, trade unionists, researchers, community activists, and public water operators and advocates progressive public water reforms and public-public partnerships as the key elements for solving the global crisis in access to clean water and sanitation. Through RPW network, Satoko has engaged in the global water justice movement and supported local campaigns to fight against water privatization. Currently, Satoko coordinates Public Alternative project under the economic justice program. Her latest edited book is “Reclaiming Public Services: How Cities and Citizens are Turning Back Privatization” (June 2017).

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