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From the Field
Project NINJA launches at last, bringing entrepreneurs' passions to life! : Interview with JICA Expert FUWA Naonobu


January 26, 2021
Last year, JICA launched “Project NINJA (NINJA: Next Innovation with Japan),” a platform for entrepreneurship support, with the aim of fostering entrepreneurs who can solve social issues as businesses and create high-quality jobs to assist nation-building in developing countries. As part of the project, a business plan competition for businesses emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak was launched for 19 African countries. On Feb. 26 this year, 10 companies that passed the rigorous screening will make their presentations online*.

From the Field
10th anniversary of MUJI collaboration: Manufacturing supports Kyrgyz women's self-reliance


January 22, 2021
JICA has been promoting projects in Kyrgyzstan to revitalize the economy with local specialties, adopting Japan's “One Village One Product” (OVOP) movement. Last year marked the 10th anniversary of these initiatives in cooperation with MUJI, which have led to the self-reliance of the women who run the organizations that produce local specialties. MUJI is a Japanese brand of daily necessities that operates globally.

From the Field
Support for developing human resources for manufacturing industry in Cambodia: Cooperation continues, overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic


January 15, 2021
Cambodia has recently been achieving rapid economic growth. To develop human resources that support this growth, quality training is essential. Since 2015, JICA has been cooperating to improve TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) quality with more practical activities to meet industry needs and to provide technicians who play a vital role in manufacturing.


Press Releases


Updates from Overseas Offices

Zimbabwe Office
January 27, 2021
Signing Record of Discussions on the Project for Capacity Development on Smooth Operation of OSBPs on the North- South Transport Corridor (Technical Cooperation Project)
Nepal Office
January 25, 2020
Nigeria Office
January 15, 2021
JICA Handover of Agricultural Inputs to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security
Tanzania Office
January 14, 2021
Directive Meetings On The Improved O&OD Guidelines And Manuals In Dar Es Salaam
India Office
January 7, 2021
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