"A friendly, traditional country"
Samoa is the first country in the Oceania region to host JICA volunteers in 1972. Samoa retains its own unique culture, including the Matai (chief) system, umu (traditional Sunday meal), and fale (traditional houses without walls).
As a small island nation, Samoa faces many challenges such as small market size, distance from major international markets, and vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change, etc. JICA provides a wide range of cooperation to overcome these challenges.
|June 1, 2022||Publications: 50th Commemorative Magazine of JICA Volunteers in Samoa|
|January 10, 2019||Message from the Resident Representative|
|November 8, 2021||[COP26] The climate crisis: Standing together with developing countries|
|July 1, 2021||The Ninth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9) approaches: JICA Expert MIMURA Satoru gives the latest update from Samoa on the Solid Waste Management project|
|September 4, 2020||The JDR’s experience battling infectious diseases overseas making contributions to Japan|
|February 25, 2020||Kiribati declares the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis: Support for measures against “Neglected Tropical Diseases” through a public-private partnership|
|November 28, 2019||Aiming for achieving inclusive society for all through sports for persons with disabilities: The impassioned ideas of Jose Rodrigo Bejarano Restrepo, Secretary General of the African Paralympic Committee|