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JICA Kenya Office

Alumni Association

Activities

Past/Continuous Activities

The tree planting activity between the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Mombasa road is a project already completed. It was initiated through the sponsorship of JICA in collaboration with SOFEM and KEFRI. Other partners included the Nairobi City Council (NCC) and Kenya Airports Authority. The tree planting activity was a five-year project at the JKI airport towards along Mombasa road.

JEPAK in collaboration with JICA and AICAD held a seminar/workshop in 2002 to publicise the activities of JEPAK in the country. The title of the seminar was "Industrialisation as a means of poverty reduction". This awareness has become instrumental to the current and future activities. Other seminars such as management of industrial and institutional wastes and the formation of professional cells have followed

In the year 2002, JEPAK jointly with JICA participated in choosing the relevant training courses for Kenya. The criteria used were based on JICA’s priority areas like Health, Infrastructure, Education and Agriculture. JEPAK appointed a sub-committee that successfully carried out this exercise. JEPAK hopes to continue to participate in this exercise in future.

In the year 2003, JEPAK in collaboration with JICA, KIRD, JKUAT and Micro Finance institutions; K-REP and Equity conducted a one day workshop as a follow − up training on industrialisation as a means of poverty reduction at AICAD. The training focused on product quality improvement, equipment sharing, funding and safety. The participants were awarded certificates and linked to the JKUAT Jua Kali Researchers to follow-up their progress.

The "Management of Institutional and Industrial Hazardous Waste" seminar was held 2004. The focus of the seminar was management of plastic waste materials. The plastics, perceived as a nuisance can be turned around to the benefit of Kenyans. By use of incinerators, plastics can easily generate electricity. Plastics can also be used to fabricate fencing poles, goal posts to rid the menace it pauses.

Mr. Kazuhiko Tokuhashi

Mr. Kazuhiko Tokuhashi, JICA Deputy Resident Representative Kenya Office, reading his speech during the JEPAK Annual Seminar sponsored by JICA. The theme of the Annual Seminar was "Growing Micro and Small Enterprises through Counselling & Mentoring".





Pipeline Activities

As Kenya makes inroads into the global village, and technological advances take root, JEPAK with a reservoir of technical and professional skills will be looked upon to provide leadership and strategic directions in achieving sustainable development in the country.

JEPAK is undergoing a transition period from a social to a profession organisation with a view of organising professional Seminars or workshops. The diversification of activities to include income- generating activities for self-sustainability will be given a priority. The actualization of professional cells to generate community projects and offer consultancy services is a step in the right direction. JEPAK will always count on JICA in meeting these expectations.

The Medical Camp is one such effort, sponsored by JICA. The theme of this year's Medical Camp is Extending Basic Health Care Access to Urban Fringes. The Conference is being organised with the support of several collaborators, including Ministry of Health, Kenyatta National Hospital, Medical Training Centre, Kenya Medical Research Institute

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