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FY2019

March

March 31, 2020 From the Field 【Sports for the future Vol.3】 How a former Paralympian became the first JOCV in a wheelchair and a global pioneer in the sports wheelchair business
March 26, 2020 From the Field Papua New Guinea’s first national textbook: Japan’s knowledge is fully localized
March 18, 2020 Seminars and Symposiums JICA DXTF and World Bank T&I Lab Convene Video Conference towards Co-creation of Digital Technology Innovation for Development
March 18, 2020 From the Field Fostering leaders in developing countries: Myanmar Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs born from the JDS program
March 17, 2020 From the Field Tackling the issues of marine plastic waste: Collaborating with developing countries to implement various initiatives
March 12, 2020 From the Field Co-creating a platform for the sustainable future of chocolate and developing countries
March 9, 2020 From the Field “The god of earthquake research” and disaster prevention: a bond of cooperation that Professor Kuroiwa built between Peru and Japan
March 6, 2020 From the Field March 8 is International Women's Day: Enhancing women's participation in society by improving safe transportation
March 4, 2020 President JICA President Kitaoka visited Pakistan and Palestine: Reaffirming efforts toward social peace and stability, and further strengthening relations with them

February

February 27, 2020 From the Field 【Sports for the future Vol.2】With a JOCV member’s unwavering support, Kenya Women's Volleyball Team qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics!
February 25, 2020 From the Field Kiribati declares the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis: Support for measures against “Neglected Tropical Diseases” through a public-private partnership
February 19, 2020 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with the ICM of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority Ebrahim
February 10, 2020 Seminars and Symposiums Estonia - JICA Networking Seminar on Digital Ecosystem Building for International Development: Extending "Society 5.0 for SDGs" Beyond Borders
February 6, 2020 From the Field The “Grand Egyptian Museum” attracting attention from around the world: Construction, preservation and restoration projects underway for the opening of the museum in 2020

January

January 31, 2020 From the Field Supporting reconstruction from Somalia's civil war by expanding youth employment opportunities
January 29, 2020 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to the People’s Republic of China in response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
January 23, 2020 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to Philippines in Response to the Eruption of Mt. Taal
January 23, 2020 From the Field Colombia’s aim of building a society in which people with disabilities resulting from conflicts can participate: Connecting the people and society through a change of consciousness
January 17, 2020 Seminars and Symposiums JICA President Kitaoka gave a lecture at the networking gathering for SDGs Global Leader Program participants
January 17, 2020 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to the Bushfires in Australia
January 17, 2020 From the Field 25 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: Disaster medical assistance know-how and knowledge are passed on from the DMAT to the JDR (Part II)
January 17, 2020 From the Field 25 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: The birth of the DMAT and how disaster medical assistance know-how was handed down to it (Part I)
January 6, 2020 From the Field 【Sports for the future Vol.1】 Boosting host towns’ initiatives for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

December

December 26, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Uzbekistan President Mirziyoyev
December 21, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums Welcome Program for the Participants of ABE Initiative (the 6th Batch)
December 19, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums Africa Business Seminar in Nagoya -Highlighting the Potential of African Students-
December 19, 2019 From the Field Enabling children with disabilities in Mongolia to demonstrate their potential through individualized learning
December 18, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Jamaican Prime Minister Holness
December 13, 2019 From the Field Tokyo Metro and others cooperate in railway personnel development: Utilizing Japan's railway expertise to solve traffic issues in Manila, Philippines
December 12, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Outbreak of Measles in the Independent State of Samoa: Dispatch of the second Batch of Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team
December 6, 2019 From the Field The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics is awarded to development economists: How JICA utilizes their evidence and methodologies
December 4, 2019 From the Field Regional cooperation to protect countries from cyclones! Seven Southeast Africa and Indian Ocean countries launch “Disaster Risk Reduction Management Platform”
December 2, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Outbreak of Measles in the Independent State of Samoa: Dispatch of the Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team
December 2, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums COP25 Side-Event / Avoiding loss of high-carbon soils through peatland mapping and monitoring for climate action

November

November 29, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Albania in Response to the Earthquake
November 28, 2019 From the Field Aiming for achieving inclusive society for all through sports for persons with disabilities: The impassioned ideas of Jose Rodrigo Bejarano Restrepo, Secretary General of the African Paralympic Committee
November 27, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to the Djibouti in Response to the Heavy Rain and Flood Disaster
November 22, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums JICA Seminar in Paris "Report on TICAD 7: Future of Franco-Japanese Cooperation for Africa"
November 21, 2019 From the Field Connecting Vietnam's ports to the world by improving logistics services: Japan's small and medium-sized enterprises’ superior technology and know-how to solve the problems of developing countries
November 20, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka visited Brazil and Paraguay: Strengthening relations with both countries built on trust
November 19, 2019 Executive Senior Vice President Koshikawa welcomed AUDA-NEPAD CEO Dr. Mayaki
November 14, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums "African water supply family" gathering! First Executive Forum for Enhancing Sustainability of Urban Water Services in Sub Saharan Africa
November 13, 2019 From the Field Japanese bus business know-how adopted in Southeast Asia: Applying 100 years’ of experiences to developing countries from driving technologies to management improvement
November 8, 2019 From the Field Care for the elderly with peace of mind: Japan’s care service experience contributes to health and longevity in Thailand

October

October 31, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Afghanistan President Ghani
October 31, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
October 31, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Maldives President Solih
October 30, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with President Abbas of Palestine
October 30, 2019 From the Field 【300 Days to Go until Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games!】A member of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers supporting Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: Training guidance for Zambian track and field athletes
October 24, 2019 President President Kitaoka visited Palau: Reaffirming the results of Japan’s cooperation and importance of strengthened relations with the country
October 23, 2019 From the Field Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan meet with young Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and Youth Volunteers for Nikkei Communities who returned from overseas
October 16, 2019 From the Field Ulaanbaatar, a reborn city: 10 years of urban development in a rapidly expanding city
October 7, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Dr. Mukwege
October 7, 2019 From the Field Building on community strength for “Earthquake-Resilient Houses” to Nepal

September

September 30, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka Visited the U.S.: Participated in 6th JICA-World Bank Group High-Level Dialogue, Held Top-level Meetings with Development Partners
September 27, 2019 From the Field ICT-era international cooperation as seen in Bangladesh: Comprehensive support “now” through human resource development and job creation
September 20, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with H.E. Mr. Thaçi, President of the Republic of Kosovo
September 19, 2019 From the Field Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, back in Japan, are granted an audience with their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Princess Akishino
September 13, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance for Amazon rainforest fires in the Federative Republic of Brazil
September 13, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Ms. Moorehead, DAC Chair, OECD
September 12, 2019 From the Field Third Report on Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development: JICA’s Official side events
September 11, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Le Houérou, CEO, IFC
September 10, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Return of the Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team
September 6, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance for Amazon rainforest fires in Plurinational State of Bolivia
September 6, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Response to Hurricane “Dorian” disaster
September 6, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Professor Stiglitz and Professor Noman of the Columbia University IPD
September 4, 2019 From the Field Second Report on Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development: President Kitaoka holds discussions with leaders from Africa

August

August 30, 2019 From the Field First report on holding of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development: Strengthening strategic cooperation with various partners
August 28, 2019 From the Field TICAD7, the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, opening in Yokohama: Advancing Africa's development through People, Technology and Innovation
August 27, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 12 - In the face of adversity, the future of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire begins to emerge from a peacebuilding project aimed at building a resilient state - Yuko Dohi, JICA Senior Advisor
August 26, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 11 - Developing Health Systems to Provide Health Care and Health Insurance for All the Citizens of Senegal – Makoto Tobe, JICA Senior Advisor
August 23, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 10 — Supplying Electricity to All Households in Kenya by 2022: Eiji Wakamatsu, Member of the JICA Industrial Development and Public Policy Department
August 22, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 9 — Exploring the Potential of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) in Nigeria: Hideki Watanabe, JICA Africa Department Staff Member
August 20, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the eastern part of the country: Dispatch of the Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team
August 16, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka had talks with EBRD President Chakrabarti
August 16, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with Dr. Muhammad-Bande, President-elect of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly
August 16, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 8 - Impoverished Tanzania transformed by “Rice of Hope”: Motonori Tomitaka, former JICA Senior Advisor
August 14, 2019 From the Field Development of the Major Artery of the Southern Economic Corridor of the Mekong Region: The National Road No.5 Improvement Project is Underway in Cambodia—This Year is “Mekong-Japan Exchange Year 2019”
August 9, 2019 President President Kitaoka visited Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Rwanda:Reaffirming reconstruction and development initiatives of these two conflict-affected countries
August 9, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Dispatch of Assessment Team

July

July 30, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the eastern part of the country
July 25, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 7 — Junko Nakazawa, JICA expert: The ‘School for All’ project has spread to 45,000 schools; “I hope to expand schools that community members, parents, and teachers support together all throughout Africa.”
July 11, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 6 – “What matters is that you go for it” - lessons I learned from the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers activities in Botswana: Yuki Nihei, Coach and Director, Chukyo University Women’s Softball Club

June

June 27, 2019 From the Field Starting Initiatives in the Food Value Chain: Developing Water-saving Agriculture Technology in Myanmar
June 25, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums Investment Seminar on the Kingdom of Morocco
June 10, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka held talks with President Malpass of the World Bank Group
June 6, 2019 From the Field “A Society That Leaves No One Behind”: 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide, Nation Seeks Social Diversity Through Skills Training for Ex-Combatants and Others with Disabilities
June 3, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka Holds Talks With Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina

May

May 30, 2019 From the Field 20 Years After the Kosovo Conflict, JICA’s Support for Media Shows the Future of Interethnic Collaboration
May 27, 2019 President JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka gives a speech on “UHC, SDGs, and Human Security” at Think 20 (T20) Summit
May 23, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa and Me’ Part 5 — Promoting Africa’s Development Through Partnerships with Private Companies: Koichiro Yamamoto, Staff Member, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, JICA
May 21, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums High Level Dialogue with Africa "Road to TICAD7 in Yokohama and Africa Development Dynamics Report 2019"
May 21, 2019 President Executive Senior Vice President Koshikawa talks with ASEAN Secretary-General
May 15, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums Development of Economic Corridors in South Asia - Go beyond just infrastructure -
May 9, 2019 From the Field Bringing the Okinawan Spirit and Practice to Mongolia: Persons with Disabilities, JICA Together Promote Social Participation

April

April 25, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 4 — Yu Yamakami of LIXIL’s Social Sanitation Initiatives Helps Popularize an Eco Toilet in Africa and Around the World
April 24, 2019 Seminars and Symposiums JICA co-hosted a seminar with METI and USAID promoting energy development in sub-Saharan Africa
April 22, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka Visits Philippines, Meets with President Rodrigo Duterte and Members of Bangsamoro Transition Authority
April 18, 2019 From the Field Aiming for the Quick Containment of Infectious Diseases: Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories Opens in Ghana’s Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
April 11, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka Meets with Panamanian President Varela
April 11, 2019 From the Field Teaming Up with 35 African Nations to Solve Waste Problems: Aiming to Realize Clean and Healthy Cities
April 10, 2019 Emergency Assistance to the Islamic Republic of Iran in Response to the Flood Disaster
April 5, 2019 From the Field TOWARD TICAD 7: ‘Africa & Me’ Part 3 — Mari Miura of the JICA Global Environment Department Fights Desertification With the Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa
April 5, 2019 President JICA President Kitaoka Holds Talks With U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Bachelet
April 4, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to Zimbabwe in Response to the Cyclone Damage
April 1, 2019 Japan Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance to Mozambique in Response to the Cyclone Damage

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