JICA Training Program

Types of training offered

JICA offers the following program for Bangladesh:

  1. Training in Japan
    A) Group Training Course
    B) Counterpart Training Course
    C) Long Term Training
    D) Country/Area-Focused Training Course
    E) Training Program for Young Leaders
  2. Third Country Training Program
  3. In-Country Training Program

1. Training in Japan

A) Group Training Course

There are ready-made courses concerning development subjects, which most developing countries have in common. Participants from developing countries attend these courses. These courses cover a wide range of subjects. In these courses, depending on their contents, many different methods of teaching are used to transfer technology − the methods include lectures and discussions, actual practice, seminars, research and observation among others.

Course length varies from 1 month to 1 year. Each course has about 10 to 12 participants from different countries. By meeting people in the same field from different countries, participants can share their experiences and exchange information and thus expand their personal networks. A total of 80 to 100 participants are accepted from Bangladesh under this program every year.

B) Counterpart Training Course

JICA offers programs for counterparts in JICA's projects. Specific programs are prepared to enable these counterparts to learn the necessary knowledge and technology for achievement of the goal of the projects.

* Counterparts are personnel to whom technology is transferred from a Japanese Expert/Volunteer dispatched by JICA. They are, in most cases, officials or professional/technical staff in the recipient organization.

C) Long Term Training

This training gives opportunity to young administrators, researchers and business people to study at Japanese Universities in Japan for higher degree (MA. Ph. D. etc.). Participants of these courses usually stay in Japan to conduct research for two years.

D) Country/Area-Focused Training Course

JICA recognizes that different countries have different needs. The country-focused courses are conducted with original curriculums tailored to those needs. As a result courses closely reflect the needs of each country.

E) Training Program for Young Leaders

Training Program for Young Leaders is conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency , JICA, under a technical cooperation scheme for developing countries, with a view to promote human resource development for the countries. Under this program, participants who will eventually hold important position in their country are trained in their specialized fields.

The scope of training is focused on administration and local administration to be established in conformity with the priority issues or prioritized program of Japanese assistance to Bangladesh. This training program serves as a means to prove effectiveness of outcome of technical cooperation by JICA in Bangladesh.

2. Third Country Training Program

Under JICA's Third-Country Training Program, one developing country is selected to host a training course while neighboring developing countries are invited to send participants. Because the climates, cultures and social environments are relatively similar, programs that better match the local conditions can be conducted. Every year 30 to 50 participants are accepted from Bangladesh under this program, which are held in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan etc.

Among the main features of this system are: 1) it facilitates the transfer of technology fully in line with participating countries' needs, 2) training can be provided in areas with similar cultures, languages, climates and customs, 3) training costs are low and 4) it encourages the implementing countries to make efforts to help themselves.

3. In-Country Training Program

JICA conducts training courses in the countries of former participants, so that they can extend their newly acquired know-how to as many people as possible in their own countries. These training courses are specifically conducted in countries, which lack the systems to conduct such courses themselves, or which lack the funding for such activities.

Local in-country training encourages the diffusion of the results of Japanese technical cooperation within developing countries and supports self-help efforts on the part of developing countries aiming to ensure that the technology transferred to them sets down firm roots. This training is aimed at projects that bring direct benefits to the local community in fields such as the environment, population, health and medical care, and WID.

1. Training in Japan

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