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Message from the Chief Representative

PhotoHot greetings from Dushanbe!
My name is TANABE Hideki

"Leading the World with Trust"

The year 2018 has been, as I truly feel through my stay in Dushanbe for over one year, such an epoch making period of independent Tajikistan, as well as for me personally as Chief Representative of JICA Tajikistan Office. Optimistically speaking, a bright future can be foreseen in economic dynamics, especially after the historical border-opening summit with Uzbekistan, in addition to the long-waited operation of the huge Rogun HPP. On the other hand, further more efforts are still awaited in such areas as business climate improvement for private sector development, which is to be another driving force for the further economic development of such a beautiful but so-called land-locked mountainous country.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an Incorporated Administrative Agency, leading the Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the Government of Japan, as one of the largest bilateral development organizations in the world with a network of 97 overseas offices and cooperation activities with more than 150 developing countries.

JICA began its technical cooperation with Tajikistan in 1993 by inviting Tajikistan's government officials to Japan for training to gain knowledge and experience on governance and macroeconomic development. JICA Office was established in 2006, and since then various Grant Financial Assistance and Technical Cooperation projects have been dynamically implemented in various sectors. JICA also dispatches Senior Volunteers teaching Japanese language in universities in Tajikistan. You are very welcome to be acquainted in this small brochure with our major projects, aiming at improving living standard of the people of Tajikistan.

By the end of March 2018, the total number of participants from Tajikistan to the Knowledge Co-Creation Programs (KCCP), formerly called as JICA Training Courses, has exceeded 2100 people. The ex-participants returned from Japan, including top class governmental officials, are real treasure for Tajikistan's current and future development as leading human resource. We are so happy to have announced in April 2018 the new Mini-Grant scheme for ex-participants who remain friends of Japan and JICA, utilizing and disseminating their knowledge and experiences in further development of Tajikistan through cooperation with JICA, including in their sectorial Alumni Clusters' activities.

  • Also in 2018, JICA reviewed its strategy for cooperation with Tajikistan. New main directions of JICA's partnership with Tajikistan include Improvement of Business Environment and Promoting Employment, in order to contribute to successful implementation of new National Development Strategy (NDS) till 2030, which is well aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • I am looking forward to working together with the Government of Tajikistan, international and local development partner organizations, NGOs, and all other stakeholders, to realize JICA's Vision, "Leading the world with trust".

Chief Representative
June 14, 2018


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