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Gender and Development

Background Information

Training Programs

One form of cooperation offered by JICA is the implementation of training programs in Japan. Under these programs, individuals recommended by the governments of developing countries are invited to Japan, where they can acquire specialized knowledge and upgrade their skills through training. The following are examples of group training courses in the gender/WID field.

Program Description
Seminar for Promotion of Gender Equality III The seminar aims to strengthen the capacity of national machinery for gender equality in respective countries and to establish a network of national machineries among Japan and the countries.
Gender Mainstreaming in Fishing Community Development The seminar gives participants an opportunity to sufficiently consider the concept of Gender and partnership between men and women in successfully achieving activities for improving the income level of the fishing community of their country.
Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers The seminar fosters government officers capable of introducing the principle of “gender mainstreaming” in decision-making and various development activities through learning case studies in Asia, for the purpose of creating an equal society through the empowerment of women.
Seminar on Gender Perspective in Environment and development The seminar aims to enable participants to understand the importance of balancing environmental conservation and national development and to help them implement countermeasures against pollution, especially in Asia, considering the gender perspective.
OISCA Rural Life Improvement and Rural Development for Women The course gives female extension workers or rural leaders opportunities to acquire knowledge of such points as (1) healthy and environmentally sound agricultural production, (2) processing of agricultural products, (3) dietetics and cooking and basic knowledge of nutrition, (4) basic knowledge of hygiene, (5) technique of clothing and sewing, (6) living environment: reduction of garbage, water pollution, (7) exchange of views with women’s organizations and the effective management of extension activities.
Seminar: Educating Leaders of Communities for the Improvement of Women’s Status and Quality of Life Based on what we have accomplished through the 50-year history of education for women, the seminar aims to educate leaders who participate in women’s rights, health and quality of life issues. In such points as (1) to acquire basic knowledge of gender and problems caused by gender inequality, (2) to understand the endeavor for improvement in women’s status and quality of life through examples in Japan, (3) to understand deeply women’s problems in the countries of other participants, (4) to become fully conscious of the need to analyze and resolve women’s problems in the respective countries of participants through all that they learn in the programs.


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