Participants in JICA's Training and Dialogue Programs are exposed to systems and development experiences unique to Japan and also discover useful technologies. Applying that knowledge to their own society and adapting it to meet their local circumstances, participants develop specialized solutions to specific problems. JICA's Training and Dialogue Programs thus provide assistance to people in developing countries so they can apply the experiences and technologies unique to Japan to solve problems in their home countries.
Under a 2006 follow-up cooperation project, former training participants Daniel Todtmann Montandon and Felipe Francisco de Souza of the Sao Paulo planning department wrote and published a book titled “Land Readjustment e Operacoes Urbanas Consorciadas” (Land Readjustment and Joint Urban Operations). The book is expected to have a strong impact, including making Sao Paulo a model for development. The city mayor is scheduled to attend the publishing ceremony.
From 2000 to 2004, JICA alternated between holding a PIF island waste management course and third country training in Samoa for Pacific island nations. After returning home, three Samoan participants constructed a semi-aerobic waste treatment landfill on an outlying island on their own initiative.