Jiro Kawakita

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Jiro Kawakita
Born May 11, 1920 (1920-05-11)
Died July 8, 2009(2009-07-08) (aged 89)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Geographer
Cultural anthropologist
Known for KJ Method, 1985 Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient

Jiro Kawakita (川喜田 二郎, Kawakita Jirō) was a pioneer in participation of remote Nepalese villagers in researching their problems, resulting in practical benefits of portable water supplies and rapid rope-way transport across mountain gorges.[1] He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. "Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation - Awardees". Rmaf.org.ph. Retrieved 2014-04-21.