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Knowledge Co-Creation Program (KCCP) for Group and Region Focus Program

About the Program

"The Knowledge Co-Creation Program (KCCP) for Group and Region Focus" is a program which aims to transmit Japanese strengths to developing coutries as well as to enhance further co-learning among participating countiries including Japan. In order to meet various needs of developing countries, the program covers a wide variety of subjects, such as traditional agricultural techniques, cutting-edge science and technology, hospital management , and local government systems.
This characteristic is very unique and is rarely seen in ODA activies in other international organizations.

Process of Implementing Program

process

Courses are implemented for three years in succession and carried out in Japan once a year. Every year from March through July, courses scheduled to start the following year are reviewed and the content of on-going courses is planned out. This is referred to as course formulation. JICA's domestic offices and overseas offices work together in examining course details and preparing proposals.

process

The proposals are then internally examined, considering such issues as whether there is a particular reason for holding the course in Japan and whether the implementation methods have been adequately considered. This is referred to as course scrutiny. Outside experts are also brought in to enhance the transparency of the process. The Japanese embassy and JICA overseas offices conduct a survey with developing countries to confirm the desire to participate the following year. This is referred to as a request survey. Course scrutiny and the request survey are carried out from August through October.

process

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes the final determination for courses that have passed scrutiny and have a certain level of participation requests from developing countries in the request survey. This decision is typically made in December. Notification of the course is then made to each of the developing countries.

process

JICA then sends general information on the course to participants in the developing countries. The participating governments consider the issues they have and the content of the programs and send a list of recommended organizations and nominees. Japan considers these and makes the final determination of the organizations and nominees who can participate.

process

The selected organizations and individuals are invited to Japan and the courses are held at JICA's domestic offices. In recent years, there has been an increase in the activities participants are to carry out before coming to Japan and after returning home. Courses are held with the cooperation of such organizations as public agencies, local governments, private sector companies and non-governmental organizations nationwide.

processThe implementation status of all courses is evaluated each year. The results are used for project improvement.

"DATA1: Number of Courses by Subject (JFY2020)"

*Please note that JFY2020 courses were mostly implemented by on-line and some courses were canceled because of COVID-19.

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SubjectNo. of coursesSubjectNo. of courses
Governance10Agricultural Development48
Gender and Development6Rural Development6
Peacebuilding2Transportation24
Information and Communication Technology (Utilization of ICT))10Urban/Regional Development10
Evaluation1Natural Resources and Energy19
Education12Environmental Management7
Health27Natural Conversation22
Social Security29Water Resources9
Economic Policy5Disaster Risk Reduction12
Private Sector Development27
Total: 267 courses

"DATA2: Ratio of Participants by Region (JFY2020)"

*Please note that JFY2020 courses were mostly implemented by on-line and some courses were canceled because of COVID-19.

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Region%Region%
Africa37%South Asia11%
Southeast Asia & Pacific22%Middle East & Europe9%
Latin America & the Caribbean14%East & Central Asia, the Caucasus8%

Course List and Outline of Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Group and Region Focus)

*Please note that some of JFY2022 courses will be implemented by on-line and some will be canceled because of COVID-19.

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