About GLMi

GLM Institute (GLMi) is a Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) that builds the capacity of people to deliver solutions for various development issues around the world.

How GLMi Started

GLMi is a NPO specializing in international development that was established by generous volunteers of development experts from Global Link Management Inc. With the wide-ranging knowledge and experience of the experts, GLMi aims to contribute to the international development sector by growing highly-skilled development workers while continuing to expand our area of activities.


Every day, there are people around the world suffering from chronic socio-economic issues such as conflicts, poverty, hunger, discrimination and inequality. To resolve these problems and build a society that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, we believe that there is a strong need for more people who are conscious about their social responsibilities and take part in high-quality international development projects.

To realize this goal, GLMi specializes in project implementation, policy advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, research, and method development in the fields of education, health, environment, gender, community participation and governance. Also, we facilitate global networking among practitioners, academics and activists, and provide opportunities to gain hands-on work experience to people within and outside of Japan.

What We Do

  • Development of human resources in the field of international development
  • Implementation assistance for projects in developing countries
  • Advocacy and research activities in the field of international development
  • Technical assistance together with experts
  • Training on skills relevant to international development
  • Development of research reports and training materials/manuals

Project Areas

Current Projects

Loitokitok town in Kajiado County has had low school enrollment and high poverty rate. Small-scale schools, however, lack the management capacity to gather and analyze information about the quality of education, which helps to uncover why some children do not or cannot attend school. Furthermore, as textbooks are written mainly in Swahili or English, GLMi assists in developing materials in Maasai, the locals’ mother language.

Main activities:

1) Training our local staff in statistical analysis and educational strategy development

2) Governance and leadership training to the local chief, school principals, and school board members

3) Developing teaching materials in Maasai instead of English/Swahili

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In the Northern Luzon Island, where a large wealth gap exists between the rich and the poor, most smallholder farmers cannot live off just by farming. GLMi thus launched a project to improve agricultural management of the small-scale farmers in Isabella and Nueva Vizcaya.

Main activities:

1) Business and financial training for effective farm business management

2) Improving agricultural practice by farming rice/vegetables & producing organic fertilizers

3) Marketing training to expand sales channels

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Despite being one of the largest rice consumers in the world, mechanization of agriculture in the Philippines has progressed slowly. Smallholder farmers particularly have difficulty borrowing money, purchasing farm machinery, and getting covered by crop insurance.

Main activities

1) Micro-loans to facilitate investment for farms

2) Lending farm machinery at low interest rate, payable at harvest

3) Collective crop insurance developed to reduce risks and anxieties

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Corporate Profile



Découpage Minami Aoyama Building 2F, 5-10-13 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

(3-minute walk from Omote Sando Station B1/B3 exit)


Farinas Apt., Gen Santos St., Poblacion North, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, 3709 Philippines


P.O. Box 153-00209, Loitoktok, Kenya