JICA Kenya Office
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
BRITAM Tower, 22nd & 23rd, Hospital Road, Nairobi, KENYA
P.O.Box 50572-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Brief History of JICA Kenya Office
|1963||Technical cooperation for Kenya started by Overseas Technical Cooperation Agency (OTCA). First 2 Kenyan personnel participated in Training program in Japan.|
|1964||First Japanese Expert dispatched to Kenya by OTCA (in the area of Metal working).|
|1966||Bilateral agreement (Exchange of Notes) on Dispatch of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) between Government of Japan and Government of Republic of Kenya concluded. First 2 JOCVs dispatched to Kenya by OTCA (in the area of Construction machinery and Electric work).|
|1969||Coordinator for JOCV program dispatched to Kenya.|
|1971||OTCA Nairobi Office established.|
|1973||First ODA Loan provided to Kenya by Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF) (on Expansion of Mombasa Airport).|
|1974||"Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) established to take over OTCA and Japan Emigration Service (JEMIS).
OTCA Nairobi Office renamed to JICA Nairobi Office. (Renamed to JICA Kenya Office in 1986)."
|1975||OECF Nairobi Representative Office established.|
|1987||JICA Kenya Office starts to cover Uganda, Seychelles and Somalia. (Later cover Rwanda and Burundi as well.)|
|1999||"Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) established by merging Export-Import Bank of Japan (JEXIM) and OECF.
OECF Nairobi Representative Office renamed to JBIC Nairobi Representative Office. "
|2002||JICA Kenya Office starts to cover Eritrea. Somalia covered by JICA Ethiopia Office.|
|2003||"JICA changes from a special public institution to an independence administrative institution.
First 2 Senior Volunteers dispatched to Kenya by JICA."
|2004||"Bilateral agreement on Technical Cooperation between Government of Japan and Government of Republic of Kenya concluded.
JICA East and Southern Africa Regional Office established in Nairobi."
|2005||"Uganda covered by JICA Uganda Office.
Bilateral agreement on Technical Cooperation between Government of Japan and Government of State of Eritrea concluded. "
|2007||JICA Kenya Office starts to cover Sudan.|
|2008||"Japan International Cooperation Agency Law amended to take over ODA Loan from JBIC and a part of Grant Aid from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan.
JICA Office and JBIC Representative office in Kenya merged."
|2009||"Sudan covered by JICA Sudan Office. JICA Kenya Office restarts to cover Somalia (from JICA Ethiopia Office).
JICA East and Southern Africa Regional Office merged to JICA Kenya Office."
|2010||Rwanda covered by JICA Rwanda Office.|
|2015||Burundi covered by JICA Rwanda Office.|
|2016||Commemorates 50th anniversary of JOCV in Kenya.|
The JICA Kenya Office oversees JICA's work in Eritrea, Seychelles and Somalia.