Tomoko Fukuda joined IPPF ESEAOR as its Regional Director in June 2019. She is the first IPPF Regional Director from Japan. Ms. Fukuda has extensive network experience including past stints as General Secretary of the Japan CSO Network on Global Health; Local Coordinator of the G20 Gender Working Group; Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) on SRHR; and as an Advisory Group Member of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for Universal Health Coverage - UHC2030.
Previously, Ms.Fukuda was the Advocacy Manager of the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) up until May 2019. After joining the organization in 1995, initially she was in charge of development assistance projects in countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Timor-Leste. Globally, she focused on technical transfer on health promotion and behavior change communication related to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). During her role as Advocacy Manager, she was a part of global advocacy efforts on UHC, as well as advocacy for SRHR surrounding the G7 and G20.
Tomoko Fukuda was born in Tokyo, Japan. She spent her childhood years in the Philippines together with her parents. She graduated from International Christian University, College of Liberal Arts.