The KCCP for Young Leaders is a cooperative program, aimed at human resource development for future generations, designed to provide basic program to young people from developing countries in Asia, Africa, South America, Pacific regions and the Middle East. Participants in the program learn about Japan's experience and technologies in the specialized fields that will be required for the future development of their own country.
The main fields of program is as follows. The program is open to young people in each field in each country.
The program lasts about 18 days in total, and it is basically structured as follows:
|A few days||Pre-departure Orientation in each country
This orientation is held in JICA overseas office in each country.
Participants learn the overview of the program in Japan, prepare for the program, and study the related fields with the program
|3days||Orientation in Japan
Participants learn the basic information that they will require for their stay in Japan, as well as an overview of Japan (or an overview of the relevant fields in Japan)
|13days||KCCP program and evaluation session
Participants attend lectures, discussions and visit related facilities. On the last day of the program in Japan, an evaluation session is held to review the program and to get the feedback from the participants.
JICA's involvement in KCCP for Young Leaders began with the launch of its Youth Invitation Program in 1984. Through this program, young people in developing countries who would go on to play an active role in the development of their home countries were invited to Japan in order to deepen their insights through the understanding of Japan and lectures of their own field, and to deepen mutual understanding through an exchange with Japanese youths of the same generation. At first, the program was open only to ASEAN counties. Now, as the number of countries participating in the program increased, the program is open to the countries in Asia, Pacific regions, Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007, the program was reorganized and re-launched as "KCCP for Young Leaders" with an emphasis on the acquisition of the specific knowledge required to resolve issues arising in the development of the participating countries.
|Year||No. of Countries||No. of Participants|