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Press Release

July 12, 2021

Signing of Grant Agreement for the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide scholarship for young prospective governmental officials through "The Project for Human Resource Development Strategy (JDS)".

Today, JICA and the Government of Nepal signed to conclude Grant Agreement on Grant Assistance for "The Project for Human Resource Development Strategy (JDS)" for FY2021/2022, which amounts up to Japanese Yen 356,000,000.

JDS is the scholarship program which drives human resource development and contributes to resolving development challenges. This project focuses especially on young government officials who are expected to lead the country in navigating development as the future leaders in Nepal. Obtaining Master's or Doctor's degree in Japanese higher educational institutions, the selected participants enhance their expertise in respective professional areas ranging widely from judicial sectors, economic policy, industrialization, to infrastructure, and develop broad network at the global level. The project enables the young leaders to catalyse development agenda back in Nepal.

Having been started since 2016, JDS has built its wide alumni network amounting to more than 100 across key ministries. Every year, 20 to 22 persons are selected after careful consideration and obtain excellent opportunities in Japan.

JICA always have and always will aim to contribute to strengthening human resource in Nepal, which is indispensable for delivering better public services to the people.

For more information, please contact:
Gopal Gurung, Program Manager


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