May 3, 2017
Departing trainees with Chief Representative of JICA Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo
Islamabad, May 03: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) dispatched a group of 10 members for Rural Development Course to Japan under the Training Programme for Young Leaders. For this 18 days course, a sendoff ceremony was organized today at a local hotel in Islamabad.
Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo, in his speech said to the participants that "active participation of the rural communities particularly the women and dedication of extension workers had transformed the whole rural landscape in Japan. You will have the opportunities to share the relevant information with Japanese people engaged in Rural development and also to understand various efforts and challenges faced by the Japanese rural communities".
While concluding his remarks, Mr. Tojo said "I hope this training program will help you all to develop your knowledge and skills through learning of Japanese experience in rural development and you will be able to design and execute new programs according to your local needs and priorities".
This Training Programme for Young Leaders of Pakistan is initiated by the Government of Japan under technical cooperation scheme for Pakistan. The forthcoming course has been designed essentially for young leading officials engaged in agriculture and rural development sector of the provincial and federal government in Pakistan. The Training Programme for Young Leaders was started by JICA in 1991 and till date around 578 government officials of various ministries and departments of the Government of Pakistan have been sent to Japan for training in various fields of technical and management positions.