Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2003

Africa

Program Name Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) Program
Year 2003
Organization Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) (Switzerland)
Explanation The dissemination of agricultural extension technology is vital to improving food security in Africa. To that end, there is a need to improve the skills of agricultural extension workers who are responsible for teaching farmers about new farming technologies/techniques. This project aims to improve the agricultural extension systems in Africa by providing agricultural extension workers with opportunities to attend university and further expand their knowledge in the field.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,700,000
Countries Reached Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mali

Asia

Program Name Base Transformation in Japan
Year 2003
Organization Hudson Institute (U.S.A.)
Explanation This project is conducting a feasibility study on the possibility of transforming Yokota Air Base into a dual use civilian/military facility with the aim of further promoting US-Japan relations.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 230,000
Countries Reached Japan, U.S.A.
Program Name Cataloging the Archives of the South Manchuria Railway Company
Year 2003
Organization Man Tie Information Library of the Academy of Social Sciences of JiLin Province (China)
Explanation This project involves the cataloguing of archives of the South Manchuria Railway Company and compilation of copies for reading.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 7,750,000
Countries Reached China, Japan
Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2003
Organization Japan Silver Volunteers (Japan)
Explanation This project provides senior Japanese technicians (over 40 years of age) with opportunities to visit Bhutan to share their expertise with local technicians and contribute to the enhancement of people’s living standards.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 9,185,000
Countries Reached Bhutan, Laos
Program Name Empowering Villages for a Sustainable Livelihood Part-II
Year 2003
Organization Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya (Sri Lanka)
Explanation This project aims to empower pioneering and intermediary villages in three administrative districts in Sri Lanka by providing the necessary technical, financial and coordination support and strengthening inter-village and intra-village networks.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 100,000
Countries Reached Sri Lanka
Program Name Graduate Program in International Relations
Year 2003
Organization School of International Studies, Peking University (China)
Explanation This project aims to foster global-minded International Relations experts in China by supporting the operation of a MA course at the School of International Studies at Peking University, and a joint doctoral course between Peking University and the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 631,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name Japan-U.S. Nonprofit Exchange Programs
Year 2003
Organization Japan-US Community Education and Exchange (U.S.A.)
Explanation This program aims to promote civil society by strengthening and linking the nonprofit sectors in Japan and the U.S. through bilateral nonprofit internships, fellowships, organizational exchange and professional training.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 620,000
Countries Reached Japan
Program Name Overbrook-Nippon Network on Educational Technology-ON-NET
Year 2003
Organization Overbrook School for the Blind (U.S.A.)
Explanation This program assists blind persons and the organizations that serve them in making full use of the latest developments in the field of information technology, in order to improve educational and employment opportunities for blind persons, and establish a regional network of individuals/organizations that work together to achieve shared objectives.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 240,000
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2003
Organization National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (U.S.A.)
Explanation This project aims to enhance deaf education and increase employment opportunities for deaf/hearing impaired people around the world by creating an international network of higher education institutions for deaf/hearing impaired people under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,267,700
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia
Program Name Preservation of Russia-Japan Memories through St. Nicholas’ Eyes
Year 2003
Organization The Russian Society of St. Nicholas of Japan (Japan)
Explanation This project provides support for the publication of St. Nikolai’s diaries in Russian and Japanese.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 42,300
Countries Reached Japan, Russia
Program Name Scholarship Distribution
Year 2003
Organization Bangladesh Scholarship Council (Bangladesh)
Explanation This project aims to promote higher education in Bangladesh by awarding scholarships to university students in the medical, engineering, agriculture, science, technology, commerce and humanities fields through the Bangladesh Scholarship Council.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 54,000
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students Studying in Turkey
Year 2003
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to students from Central Asia studying in Turkish Universities with the aim of deepening ties between Turkey, Central Asia, and Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 179,300
Countries Reached Central Asia, Turkey
Program Name Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students in Turkey
Year 2003
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to exceptional students from Central Asia studying at universities in Turkey.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 88,600
Countries Reached Central Asia, Turkey
Program Name Studies on the History of Taiwan Under Japanese Rule
Year 2003
Organization The Association for TAIWAN Historical Materials Studies (Taiwan)
Explanation This project supports the cataloguing of official documents of the Taiwanese government during the period that the country was under Japanese rule.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 40,000,000
Countries Reached Taiwan, Japan
Program Name Supporting the Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund
Year 2003
Organization Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan)
Explanation This fund supports a variety of projects that promote mutual understanding and networking in areas such as economics, security and science in the Pan Asia region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 2,000,000,000
Countries Reached India, Japan and all of Southeast Asia
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals
Year 2003
Organization Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
Explanation This project selects Asian public intellectuals to conduct research in other Asian countries on a predetermined theme of importance for the region with the aim of creating a pool of Asian public intellectuals that transcends existing networks of individuals and organizations.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,690,200
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan
Program Name The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund
Year 2003
Organization Gadjah Mada University (UGM) (Indonesia)
Explanation This project provides fellowships to students at the University of Gadjah Mada through the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund with the aim of fostering leaders that will contribute to social change in their country.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,000,000
Countries Reached Indonesia
Program Name The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund
Year 2003
Organization Jadavpur University (India)
Explanation This program awards fellowships to exceptional students enrolled in Humanities and Social Sciences programs at Jadavpur University. It aims to foster a new generation that can transcend national, ethnic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries, and contribute to the development of India and the rest of the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,000,000
Countries Reached India
Program Name The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund
Year 2003
Organization Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)
Explanation This program awards fellowships to exceptional students enrolled in M.Phil/Ph.D programs in the Schools/Centers of Humanities and Social Sciences at JNU. It aims to foster a new generation of leaders that can transcend national, ethnic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries and promote sustainable and holistic development in India and the rest of the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,000,000
Countries Reached India

Europe

Program Name Easter Festival Salzburg
Year 2003
Organization Easter Festival Salzburg (Austria)
Explanation Each year approximately 18000 people from around the world attend the Easter Festival Salzburg, which features classical music performances of the highest standard. The Easter Festival Salzburg 2004 presented the very best of classical music including two performances of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” Moreover, the Nippon Music Foundation and the Easter Festival Salzburg put on the “Stradivarius concert” as a matinee.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 255,000
Countries Reached Austria
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2003
Organization National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (U.S.A.)
Explanation This project aims to enhance deaf education and increase employment opportunities for deaf/hearing impaired people around the world by creating an international network of higher education institutions for deaf/hearing impaired people under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,267,700
Countries Reached Czech Republic, Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Russia

Global

Program Name Projects by Japanese Volunteers in Developing Countries
Year 2003
Organization The supporting organization of JOCV (Japan)
Explanation This project provides financial support to Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers wanting to conduct activities aimed at improving the living standards of people or resolving important issues in their host country in addition to their officially assigned work.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPN 1,500,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Students’ Forum 2000
Year 2003
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation This project aims to foster a new generation of leaders with a truly global outlook by providing forums for young people from around the world to engage in dialogue with each other and also leading figures in international institutions, governments, civil society, and the private sector.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 130,000
Countries Reached Global

Latin America

Program Name Japanese Garden Rehabilitation
Year 2003
Organization Sociedad Japonesa de La Paz (Bolivia)
Explanation This project supports the reconstruction of a Japanese garden that was created in 1975.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 24,400
Countries Reached Bolivia
Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for Study in Japan
Year 2003
Organization Asociacion Colombo Japonesa (Colombia)
Explanation This project provides young Latin Americans of Japanese descent with scholarships to study in Japan with the aim of fostering future leaders in the region and promoting a greater understanding of Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 2,999,000
Countries Reached Colombia
Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for Study in Japan
Year 2003
Organization The Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad (Japan)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry with a strong desire/clear plan to carry out activities that either promote mutual understanding between Japan and their home country or contribute to the development of their home country.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 18,490,326
Countries Reached Latin America
Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for Study in Japan
Year 2003
Organization The Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad (Japan)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry with a strong desire/clear plan to carry out activities that either promote mutual understanding between Japan and their home country or contribute to the development of their home country.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 34,424,995
Countries Reached Latin America
Program Name Ryoichi Sasakawa/Norman Borlaug Scholarship Program
Year 2003
Organization Escuela Agricola Panamericana (Honduras)
Explanation This project aims to foster future leaders in the agricultural sector in Latin America by providing scholarships to students from low-income families in the region. The scholarships provide full support for four years of study at Zamorano, during which time students receive a comprehensive education on sustainable rural development and agricultural improvement.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 821,000
Countries Reached Latin America

Middle East

Program Name Promoting Understanding of Japan Among Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2003
Organization Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to students from Central Asia studying in Turkey, with the aim of promoting understanding of Japan and Japanese culture among these students.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 34,800
Countries Reached Turkey
Program Name Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students Studying in Turkey
Year 2003
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to students from Central Asia studying in Turkish Universities with the aim of deepening ties between Turkey, Central Asia, and Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 179,300
Countries Reached Turkey, Central Asia
Program Name Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students in Turkey
Year 2003
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to students from Central Asia studying in Turkish Universities with the aim of deepening ties between Turkey, Central Asia, and Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 88,600
Countries Reached Turkey, Central Asia

North America

Program Name Base Transformation in Japan
Year 2003
Organization Hudson Institute (U.S.A)
Explanation This project is conducting a feasibility study on the possibility of transforming Yokota Air Base into a dual use civilian/military facility with the aim of further promoting US-Japan relations.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 230,000
Countries Reached U.S.A., Japan
Program Name The Nikkei Legacy Project
Year 2003
Organization Japanese American National Museum (U.S.A)
Explanation This project conducts research into the current status of documentation related to Nikkei communities, records their oral history, and creates a comprehensive website for the purpose of sharing this information with the wider public.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 585,000
Countries Reached U.S.A., Canada

Ocean

Program Name Dynamics of Regional Cooperation on Oceans and Coasts
Year 2003
Organization PEMSEA: Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (Philippines)
Explanation This project brings together a group of international experts from around the globe to conduct analyses/inter-regional comparison on the dynamics of regional cooperation on oceans and coasts, identify basic principles for achieving effective regional cooperation, and contribute to capacity building in the field through the development of teaching materials and training courses.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 200,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Human Resources Development and Advancement of the Legal Order of the World’s Oceans
Year 2003
Organization DOALOS: Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (United Nations)
Explanation This fellowship program provides government officials/researchers of ocean affairs from developing countries with the opportunity to undertake a training program composed of an internship period at DOALOS and training at a relevant university, so that they can enhance their countries’ capacity to implement and enforce UNCLOS and related international instruments.
Ten scholarships are provided each year.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,110,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name IAMU: International Association of Maritime Universities
Year 2003
Organization Maritime Faculty, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)
Explanation IAMU is an international network of maritime universities (with currently 43 member institutions) that was established with the aim of standardizing and improving maritime education around the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 590,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2003
Organization General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (England)
Explanation This project provides seven students each year, primarily from developing countries, with scholarships to pursue a postgraduate degree in Ocean Bathymetry at a leading European or North American University (currently the University of New Hampshire), with the aim of training young scientists and bathymetrists that can contribute to the further development of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 533,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-POGO Visiting Professorship
Year 2003
Organization POGO: Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (Canada)
Explanation This project sends visiting professors to research institutions in developing countries to conduct training programs for young researchers, with the aim of enhancing the nation’s capacity to collect and analyze data on the ocean.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 381,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-SIRC Fellowship
Year 2003
Organization SIRC: Seafarers International Research Center, Cardiff University (England)
Explanation This project provides five two-year fellowships annually to students pursuing a postgraduate degree at the Seafarers International Research Center at Cardiff University, with the aim of fostering a new generation of leaders in the maritime community with expertise in the social sciences. Each year one outstanding student will be given the option to go on to a doctorate.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 253,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Ocean Governance Network: The Education Task Force
Year 2003
Organization The Cooperative Research Centre for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (Australia)
Explanation This project brings together experts in education, research and policy from around the world to carry out research into ocean governance education and training world-wide with the aim of identifying and proposing ways to fill the various needs of Ocean Governance Education.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 65,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Project for Advancement of a New Legal Order on the World’s Oceans (2003-2004)
Year 2003
Organization IMLI: International Maritime Law Institute (Malta)
Explanation The project provides scholarships to government officials and maritime specialists in developing countries so that they can pursue a Masters degree at the International Maritime Law Institute, and obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to help their countries implement UNCLOS and related international instruments.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 284,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Project for Advancement of a New Legal Order on the World’s Oceans (2004-2005)
Year 2003
Organization IMLI: International Maritime Law Institute (Malta)
Explanation The project provides scholarships to government officials and maritime specialists in developing countries so that they can pursue a Masters degree at the International Maritime Law Institute, and obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to help their countries implement UNCLOS and related international instruments.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 291,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Research on National Ocean Policies of the World
Year 2003
Organization Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy, University of Delaware (U.S.A.)
Explanation This project brings together academic experts and government officials working on national ocean policies from around the globe to carry out comparative policy analyses, develop textbooks and training courses, and conduct policy briefing to public officials, journalists, and others.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 211,600
Countries Reached Global
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2003
Organization WMU: World Maritime University (Sweden)
Explanation Three Chairs (in Maritime Administration, Marine Environment Management, and Maritime Technology) were established at World Maritime University with the aim of increasing the variety of courses available to students as well as laying down the foundation for creating a doctoral program at the university.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 300,000
Countries Reached Global

Russia

Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2003
Organization National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (U.S.A.)
Explanation This project aims to enhance deaf education and increase employment opportunities for deaf/hearing impaired people around the world by creating an international network of higher education institutions for deaf/hearing impaired people under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,267,700
Countries Reached Russia, Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic
Program Name Preservation of Russia-Japan Memories through St. Nicholas’ Eyes
Year 2003
Organization The Russian Society of St. Nicholas of Japan (Japan)
Explanation This project provides support for the publication of St. Nikolai’s diaries in Russian and Japanese translation.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 42,300
Countries Reached Russia, Japan