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Increased Aid to the Caucasus: JICA Opens First Caucasus Base in Georgia, and Nears Completion of Portion of International Corridor Linking Eurasian Continent

January 9, 2018
JICA's "East-West Highway Improvement Project" has been underway in Georgia since 2009 and is nearing completion

From the Field
‘Learning through Playing’ to Egypt for the Development of Physical and Intellectual Ability

January 4, 2018
At Al Helal Al Ahmar nursery school in Kafr El Sheikh Governorate in Northern Egypt, 20 children sit in front of a large piece of drawing paper.

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UHC Forum 2017: Tokyo Declaration on Universal Health Coverage Adopted to Achieve Health for All. JICA President Kitaoka Speaks, Announces JICA’s Commitment to UHC

December 27, 2017
UHC Forum 2017 was held at the Tokyo Princess Hotel on Dec. 13-14. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) co-hosted the Forum with the World Bank; the World Health Organization (WHO); the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); UHC2030*1; the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

From the Field
Executing Projects While Ensuring Safety: Long-Awaited Kaaka Bridge in Guinea Finally Completed After Ebola-Caused Interruption

December 27, 2017
It can be difficult to execute projects in developing countries, which sometimes have unstable social environments and security situations, while ensuring the safety of the people involved. JICA has been forced at times to make a decision to evacuate its staff from such a country or discontinue its projects.

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Bringing Japan's Rice Development Experience to Cuba

December 22, 2017
Cuba and Japan have been maintaining a favorable relationship for a long time. Just like Japan, the staple food of Cuba is rice. Since 2003, JICA has been supporting the increase of rice production, utilizing Japan's long experience of rice cultivation.

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JICA President Kitaoka Holds Talks With Gates Foundation Head Suzman

December 22, 2017
On Dec. 14 in Tokyo, JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka held talks with Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer & President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who was in Japan to speak at the UHC Forum 2017.

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