December 12, 2018
Annual "JICA President Award "was granted to 19 group/individuals in 2018. As JICA Turkey Office, we are so proud that one of the winners of this award is from our office. Dr. Emin OZDAMAR was granted the award of National Staff of the Year for his outstanding achievement for expanding the outcomes of School Based Disaster Education Project in collaboration with counterparts, NGO's and other institutions such as Turkish Japanese Foundation and Hyogo Prefecture. His long term experience that he accumulated during 21 years as a JICA staff and his wide range of network enabled him to organize creative activities especially for school children that opened up their horizon on disaster preparedness. In addition to this, he implemented disaster education for the children with intellectual disability which is also a new theme in Turkey. His contributions to project formulation of JICA Turkey Office as well as to JICA Alumni activities were also significant reasons for this award.
The award ceremony was held through the video conference with JICA HQ by the participation of the related domestic and overseas offices, and it was presented by the President of JICA, Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka. This success story will be a model and inspiration not only for JICA Turkey Office staffs but also other national staffs of JICA all over the world.
Award Ceremony by TV Conference with related offices and JICA HQ
President of JICA, Mr. Kitaoka announces Dr. Emin OZDAMAR’s award
Dr. Emin OZDAMAR, Senior Program Officer