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Training Program

Knowledge Co-Creation Program for Young Leaders

The Government of Japan, through JICA, offers the training program with a view to promote capacity building of young participants who will eventually hold important positions in developing countries, such as Indonesia. The overall aims of this program are:

  1. To provide young leaders who will become nation-building leaders in the future with opportunities to develop their specialized knowledge and skills in Japan, and
  2. To contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Indonesia

Eligible Training Candidates

Indonesian Young Leaders who are technicians, researchers, engineers, practitioners, and administrators and officially nominated by the Government of Indonesia (The Bureau for Foreign Technical Cooperation-The State Secretariat/SETNEG) are eligible to apply for the training courses.

The requirements for application are varied from one course to another. Interested applicant should refer to the intended course’ outline (please check the list of courses offered) with basic requirements as follows:

  • Applicant should be an Indonesian Citizen
  • Applicant should be of twenty (20) to thirty-five (35) years of age
  • Applicant should not have made any previous visit to Japan
  • Applicant should possess sufficient command of English or Japanese both in spoken and written
  • Applicant should be physically and mentally fit and healthy to undergo training. Pregnancy could be regarded as a disqualification
  • Applicant should not be serving in the military
  • Selected participant is not allowed to change either the duration or the contents of the course and to extend his/her stay after the training
  • No family member is allowed to accompany the selected participant
  • Selected participant is not allowed to re-route his/her designated flights
  • Selected participant is not allowed to be involved in any form of political activity or engaged in any form of employment during a training course
  • All rules and regulations related to logistic and accommodation in Japan must be observed by each participant

Application Process

  • The invitation for each course would be circulated and announced officially by the Bureau for Foreign Technical Cooperation-The State Secretariat (SETNEG) to the relevant government institution(s).
  • The applicant should ensure that the Application Form is completed in English and that the necessary supporting documents, such as questionnaire and/or report required for the specific course, are enclosed with the Form
  • The completed Application Form should be officially signed and approved by the applicant’s ministry or institution and officially sent to SETNEG. Please do not send the Application Form directly to JICA
  • SETNEG would endorse the selected Application Form and officially submit the Form(s) to JICA Indonesia
  • The applicant who has been selected would be notified by JICA Indonesia through an official written document (“Acceptance Letter”) and would be required to attend a pre-departure briefing for an overview of the training course.
  • As part of JICA’s follow-up cooperation with the returnees from the training courses in Japan, all participants are encouraged to become members of the Alumni Program

Application Form

Expenses Covered by JICA

n principal, the costs of all training courses provided by JICA are borne by the Government of Japan. The expenses and allowances provided by JICA for the participants are as follows:

  • Round-trip air ticket (between the designated airport of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and Japan)
  • Free accommodation
  • Daily allowances
  • Outfit allowance
  • Domestic travel and transportation costs in Japan
  • Stop-over allowance (due to a stop-over in a third country)
  • Free accommodation for the pre-departure briefing and post-evaluation in Jakarta (under the arrangement cooperation with SETNEG)

Notes: All necessary expenses in Indonesia before departure to Japan and after arrival from Japan, such as domestic travel cost (such as air fare), the airport tax at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, fiscal fee, and visa fee (for participants with non-official/diplomatic passports), as well as other necessary domestic accommodation fee and allowance, should be borne by the Indonesian side.

List of Courses Offered for JFY 2012

To obtain "General Information" for each course, please kindly contact the Ministry of State Secretariat (KemenSetneg):

Biro Kerjasama Teknik Luar Negeri
Kementrian Sekretariat Negara (KemenSetneg)
Jl. M. H. Thamrin No. 14, Jakarta Pusat
Tel: +62 (021) 391-4477
Fax: +62 (021) 391-4169


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