Overseas cooperation activities

Overseas cooperation activities

1. Malawi farmer self-sufficiency aid project (autonomous project)

In this project, JOCA is seeking to provide support to countries who wish to cultivate their own human resources to promote national development by actively participating in the project. For this purpose, JOCA continually utilizes the knowledge and know-how embodied in the human networks built up through its own volunteer activities overseas. It opened a local office in the Republic of Malawi, in Africa, in September 2005. During Phase 1, through August 2009, it trained 39 individuals who will serve as the core group responsible for regional revitalization activities. In Phase 2, beginning in August 2009, it will continue with aid activities for enhancing continuous efforts of farmers trained in this project, with financial assistance from the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects program within Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Project Brochure [2MB]

2. Laos project (autonomous project)

To mark Mekong-Japan Exchange Year 2009, JOCA held a joint project contest with the Lao Youth Union. Our goal is to provide an aid project that contributes to national and human development based on a true awareness of the issues facing the people of Laos, drawing on our cumulative experience in numerous countries. We plan to choose one project from the 200 proposals received, leading to a full-fledged project beginning in 2010.

3. Support for small-scale projects (autonomous project)

In cooperation with volunteers, JOCA provides support for private sector technical projects in developing countries.

1993, Philippines Provision of refrigerated transportation equipment to individual fishermen
1994, Philippines Food aid in the form of brown rice flour to victims of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo
1996, Philippines Provision of cableway equipment to mountainous regions
2002, Zambia Building a school in the new farming village of Kanakantapa
2003, Solomon Islands Aid for stationary organic farming in the form of small agricultural equipment


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