February 8, 2017
Discussions during the meeting
The first Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting regarding the "Project on Capacity Development for Management of Kabul City Road Improvement" was held in Delhi, India on February 8, 2017.
The JCC meeting was chaired by H.E. Acting Mayor of Kabul City, Mr. Abdullah Habibzai, with participation of JICA Afghanistan Office, JICA expert team and other executives of Kabul Municipality (KM).
The specific aim of the first JCC meeting was to present to the committee the detailed capacity development plan, approach and the planned activities of the project for discussion and finalization.
During the meeting, H.E. Mr. Habibzai expressed appreciation on JICA and JICA expert team's support for Kabul Municipality since the previous project. He also said that capacity building is the key to make Kabul City sustainable and to provide good environment where Kabul City residents can enjoy their lives and he and his team are committed to work closely with JICA expert team to achieve the project goals.
This project is aimed at improving the capacity of road management in KM departments related to road sector through technical cooperation activities provided by JICA expert team such as topographic survey, design, construction supervision and maintenance.
Furthermore, approach of the project consists of (1) "Trainers of the Trainers" (TOT) of KM to be trained by JICA expert team during the training courses in Japan and India. (2) Peer Training (PT) to be conducted by TOT for the rest of the KM department staff. (3) On the Job Training (OJT) to be conducted during implementation of construction of sample projects by KM including trainees of PT with close coordination and instruction of JICA expert, in which the capacity of Kabul Municipality will be improved systematically and practically.
In course of the meeting, all stakeholders shared understanding over the capacity development plan project by detail discussion, and as a result, commitment of all stakeholders for the project implementation was enhanced.