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JICA Kenya Office

Location

Address

JICA Kenya Office
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Kenya Office
The Rahimtulla Tower, 10th floor, Upper Hill Rd.
P O Box 50572-00200
Nairobi
KENYA

Tel : +254 20 2775000
E-mail
(for Official): ky_oso_rep@jica.go.jp
(for ABE initiative): ky-abe-mip@jica.go.jp

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.

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The JICA Kenya Office oversees JICA's work in Eritrea, Seychelles and Somalia.

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