March 17, 2021
On March 17, 2021, an Annual Meeting of JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program, formerly called the Training Programs was held at National Library to exchange experiences and good practices of post-training activities conducted in Tajikistan and outcomes of JICA Mini-Grant Projects implemented in 2020.
The JICA Training Program, now known as KCCP is a long-term capacity-building program that has been implementing for Tajikistan since 1993. A total number of participants has exceeded 2,380 to date, and many of them are actively working in various sectors contributing to development of Tajikistan.
The meeting was attended by representatives of ministries, committees and agencies. Mr. Kikuchi Takeshi, Representative of JICA Tajikistan Office in his opening speech stated that the Government of Japan always pays special attention to enhance human resource capacity in Tajikistan and he is excited to hear how ex-participants of training courses of JICA are utilizing the obtained knowledge in Japan.
During the first part of the meeting, five Mini-Grant Winners presented the outcomes of their projects with other attendees and received certificates from Chief Representative of JICA, as a symbol of thankfulness. Group of ex-participants of various sectors (health, transport, agriculture and irrigation) presented their activities and good practices introduced to Tajikistan. Seminars and field visits to different regions of Tajikistan were conducted by their initiatives and JICA's assistance in 2020.
At the second part of the meeting, the ex-participants discussed the challenges that they faced during their activates, especially COVID-19 pandemic, that enabled them to fully implement action plans, as well as ways how to continue working during post COVID-19 situation.
Mr. Takasaka Muneo, Chief Representative of JICA Tajikistan appreciated active discussions throughout the meeting, and stated that JICA Tajikistan would take into account all the valuable ideas and proposals that were mentioned today.
JICA, as one of the leading development partners in the area of human resource development, will continue to support ex-participants' activities in Tajikistan, in consideration that they are a great asset for socio-economic development and a bridge for promoting friendship between Tajikistan and Japan.