From the Field
ABE Initiative Participants Learn a Technological Innovation for Growing Crops With Poor Soil

February 9, 2017
Three Africans took part in an internship last summer at a Japanese innovative company that created the world’s first agricultural system that uses medical-use hydrogel technology to grow crops in areas with degraded soil.

From the Field
Ivoirian ABE Initiative Graduate Has Observations, Advice for Africans in the Program

February 7, 2017
Economist Kan David N’Dri, 33, of Ivory Coast, recently completed a master’s degree and an internship with a Japanese company as part of the Master's Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth. We spoke with him about his experiences in Japan, the program and his advice for other participants.

JICA President Visits Morocco, Meets the Prime Minister and Visits Project Sites

February 2, 2017
JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka visited Morocco from Jan.16 to 17, Meets the Prime Minister and Visits Project Sites.

From the Field
A Global Standard and Digitization Are Poised to Boost the Effectiveness of Maternal and Child Health Handbooks

January 30, 2017
Two new developments in the Maternal and Child Health Handbook are about to make life better for families around the world who use them — particularly those in unstable situations.

From the Field
Northern Corridor Master Plan, Which Aims for Sustainable Growth in East Africa, to Be Completed in April

January 26, 2017
The Northern Corridor Master Plan to be drawn up in April with JICA’s assistance promises to improve logistics and ease cargo congestion in East Africa, promote industrial development and stimulate the economy.

From the Field
JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka Speaks at the World Assembly for Women 2016, Emphasizes the Need for Continued Support to Achieve Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Developing Countries

January 13, 2017
Political and business figures and other opinion leaders from around the world were invited to the World Assembly for Women (WAW! 2016) held in Tokyo on Dec. 13-14, 2016. The purpose of the conference was to give international attention to policies to promote an active role for women.

From the Field
Japanese-Style Education - “Special Activities” /Tokubetsukatsudo(Tokkatsu) - Spreads to Egyptian Elementary SchoolsFull-Sized-Website

January 10, 2017
In Japanese elementary schools, students participate in “special activities.” These include cleaning the classroom and being the class leader for a day (nitchoku). These are in addition to lessons on academic subjects. With JICA’s help, Japanese-style special activities are now spreading to the classrooms of Egypt.


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