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October 5, 2018

An ABE Initiative graduate was interviewed in NHK World Japanese International TV broadcasting!

A Kenyan ABE Initiative graduate, Mr. Christopher Maitai (MSc. Engineering, University of Miyazaki) is going to be appearing in a TV program of NHK World Japanese International broadcasting on Friday, 5th October, one day before the TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

He is supporting Kyoiku Joho Service (KJS) Company – which means Education & Information Services. KJS contribution in Kenya will be through JICA's Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) scheme. KJS is about to bring innovation to education in Kenya in collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), which was established through support from Japan and JICA.

You can watch the video via the link. Please have a look!

(*1) ABE Initiative: Master's Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth, launched by Japanese Prime Minister Abe in TICADV in 2013. Participants are from the private sector, government officials and educators.

(*2) The TICAD Ministerial Meeting will be held in Tokyo on October 6 and 7 this year in order to follow-up TICAD VI, which was held in 2016, and prepare for TICAD7in 2019.

(*3) Mr. Maitai's current activities are also introduced in past articles on the JICA websites.

PhotoMr. Maitai receiving an interview

PhotoThe substation constructed by Maitai's company


PhotoAt Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), with President Ogino of KJS

PhotoMr. Maitai instructing in JKUAT


PhotoAfter shooting, They visited JICA Kenya Office.
Chief Representative Ms. Sano (second from the right) and Senior Representative Mr. Sugimoto (right) welcomed them.

PhotoMs. Mizuguchi (left), a university student of "Tobitate! Study Abroad JAPAN" funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, experienced internship at Aviva Technologies Ltd., Mr. Miatai’s company in Kenya


PhotoShe experienced many actual fields (‘Gemba' in Japanese) during her internship in Aviva

PhotoFrom the left, Maitai, President Ogino of KJS Company, Managing Director Nozaki


PhotoJoyce (second from the left) of the Kenya office training group joined,
Photograph taken with the banner of Aviva Technologies Ltd. by all members

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