A courtesy visit by JICA Training Program Group

Aug 22, 2013

On July 9, the 23 participants of Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) International Training and Dialogue Program paid a courtesy call on Professor INOUE Noriyuki, Executive Vice President in charge of International Exchange. The meeting was also attended by Professor OGAWA Keiichi, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, who is also a leader of the program titled Education Finance and Administration: Focused on Basic Education Quality, Internal Efficiency, and Equity(A).

This six-week program provides the participants with opportunities to learn what kinds of educational administrations and finance policies will contribute to reduce inequality in education and improve its quality. They came from eleven different countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Laos, Malawi, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Uganda.

In the meeting, the participants introduced themselves and expressed their thoughts on the program; one member remarked that it was a meaningful opportunity for them to learn of peace education, and others mentioned that they would like to introduce Japanese educational and cultural asset protection systems to their own countries. In closing, the leader of the group expressed their gratitude to Kobe University and JICA for inviting them to the program.

(International Affairs Planning Division)