Mario Nishihara

Mario Nishihara

Japan Project Officer


Mario has a number of years' experience working in the sports for development and peace (SDP) field in various countries and organisations. Her expertise lies not only in project/event management but also in the academic field where she helped establish a new Master's Programme with three partner Universities.  

Current Work

As Japan Project Officer, Mario will support the Centre for Sports and Human Rights. Her work will particularly be related to the works leading up to hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ensuring that all human rights are secured and considered. She will be coordinating locally with various entities as well as organising committees and other institutions involved.

Previous Experience

Mario has previously worked with the Japanese government and United Nations Sports office to coordinate Youth Leadership Programs to best use the power of sports for development and peace for young leaders all around the world.