Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2004

Africa

Program Name Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education(SAFE) Program
Year 2004
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 farmersa about new farming technologies/techniques. This project aims to improve the agricultural extension systen 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 2,090,000
Countries Reached Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mali

Asia

Program Name Cataloging the Archives of the South Manchuria Railway Company
Year 2004
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 15,780,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name Community Development through School Construction in Asia
Year 2004
Organization Asian Education and Friendship Association (AEFA) (Japan)
Explanation This project provides support for the construction of primary schools in the mountainous/minority regions of Asia. Beneficiary Regions: Northern Thailand/Laos and Vietnam. Construction to be undertaken for each school : Three to five classrooms, teacher’s office, basic sanitary installations (bathrooms, well etc.). Construction: Construction will be undertaken by the local community in collaboration with local NGOs. Operation: In principle, the project will aim to help communities fund the operation of the school themselves, but will also be make efforts to invite support from primary and junior high schools in Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 46,000,000
Countries Reached Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand
Program Name Dispatching Japanese senior volunteers
Year 2004
Organization Nippon Skilled Volunteers Association (Japan)
Explanation This program sends Japanese senior volunteers (focusing particularly on people with a high level of skill and experience) to developing countries in Asia.
1) Target: 50 to 70 years old (15 people a year)
2) Host institutions: Private companies, professional organizations, NGOs, local governments etc. in developing countries
3) Time Span: 6 months to a year
4) Method:
1) Identify needs of developing countries,
2) identify individuals that fit those needs,
3) identify host institutions,
4) provide preparatory training/send volunteers to host country
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 45,000,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Eurasia Environmental NGOs Network
Year 2004
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project supports the establishment/expansion of a network of Environmental NGOs in the Black Sea/Central Asian Region with the aim of addressing environmental issues in the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 57,100
Countries Reached Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazafstan,Kyrgystan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey
Program Name Graduate Program in International Relations
Year 2004
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 joint doctoral course at Peking University and the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 774,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name Japan Visit by Junior Taiko Drum Team
Year 2004
Organization Associacao Brasileira de Taiko (Brazil)
Explanation This project provides the winning team in the junior category of the First National Taiko Championships in Brazil with the opportunity to visit Japan to participate in a tournament and various exchange activities.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 8,500,000
Countries Reached Japan
Program Name Preservation of Russia-Japan Memories through St. Nicholas’ Eyes
Year 2004
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 80,200
Countries Reached Russia, Japan
Program Name Promoting understanding of Japan among Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2004
Organization Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholaships 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 71,200
Countries Reached Turkey
Program Name Scholarship Distribution
Year 2004
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 52,400
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students Studying in Turkey
Year 2004
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to students from Central Asia studying in Turkish Univesities with the aim of deepening ties between Turkey, Central Asia, and Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 268,000
Countries Reached Turkey
Program Name Studies on the History of Taiwan Under Japanese Rule
Year 2004
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 The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals
Year 2004
Organization Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Explanation This project selects Asian public intellectuals to conduct research in another Asian country on a predetermined theme of importance for the region with the aim of creating a framework of cooperation between Asian public intellectuals that transcends existing networks of individuals and organizations.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,948,000
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan

Europe

Program Name Eurasia Environmental NGOs Network
Year 2004
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project supports the establishment/expansion of a network of Environmental NGOs in the Black Sea/Central Asian Region with the aim of addressing environmental issues in the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 57,100
Countries Reached Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazafstan,Kyrgystan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey
Program Name Students’ Forum 2000
Year 2004
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 Czech Republic
Program Name The Easter Festival Salzburg
Year 2004
Organization Herbert von Karayan Easter Festival Foundation (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 2005 will present 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 will perform the “Stradivarius Concert” as a matinee.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 255,000
Countries Reached Austria

Global

Program Name Support for activities in developing countries by former JOCV
Year 2004
Organization The Supporting Organization of JOCV (Japan)
Explanation This project provides support for Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers undertaking development assistance activities with the aim of contributing to the development of beneficary countries as well as nurtuting development specialists in Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 7,500,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize
Year 2004
Organization United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project provides support for the organization of the 20th Anniversary Ceremony Event for the UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize which was founded with an endowment fund established at UNEP by The Nippon Foundation in 1982.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 300,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize
Year 2004
Organization United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project provides support for the development and publication of a booklet chronicling the twenty years of the UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 85,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Volunteer projects in developing countries
Year 2004
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 JPY 3,600,000
Countries Reached Global

Latin America

Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for Study in Japan
Year 2004
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 56,145,125
Countries Reached Latin America
Program Name Performance of the Coro Maschile Ropponghi in Cuba
Year 2004
Organization Instituto Cubano de la Musica (Cuba)
Explanation This project will provide support for a performance by the choir “Coro Maschile Ropponghi” in Cuba with the aim of promoting cultural exchange between Japan and Cuba.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 2,430,000
Countries Reached Cuba

Middle East

Program Name Eurasia Environmental NGOs Network
Year 2004
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project supports the establishment/expansion of a network of Environmental NGOs in the Black Sea/Central Asian Region with the aim of addressing environmental issues in the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 57,100
Countries Reached Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazafstan,Kyrgystan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey
Program Name Promoting understanding of Japan among Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2004
Organization Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholaships 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 71,200
Countries Reached Turkey
Program Name Scholarship Program for Central Asian University Students Studying in Turkey
Year 2004
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to students from Central Asia studying in Turkish Univesities with the aim of deepening ties between Turkey, Central Asia, and Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 268,000
Countries Reached Turkey

North America

Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for the Deaf Studying Abroad
Year 2004
Organization Japanese ASL Signers Society (Japan)
Explanation This project provides deaf Japanese persons who have completed compulsory education with opportunities to study abroad. The aim of the project is to empower the participants and nurture leaders of deaf communities at both domestic and international levels.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 4,104,950
Countries Reached Latin America
Program Name PEN-International for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
Year 2004
Organization National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (US)
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 1,251,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia
Program Name The Nikkei Legacy Project
Year 2004
Organization Japanese American National Museum (US)
Explanation This project conducts research into the current status of documentation related to Nikkei communities, record 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 500,000
Countries Reached US, Canada

Ocean

Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Capacity Building)
Year 2004
Organization International Association of Maritime Universities (Japan)
Explanation This project is aimed at standardizing and improving education at maritime universities around the world to respond to the increasing internationalization of the shipping industry.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 312,100
Countries Reached Global
Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Network Development)
Year 2004
Organization International Association of Maritime Universities (Japan)
Explanation This project supports the activities of the International Association of Maritime Universities, which operates a network of leading maritime universities around the world.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 463,500
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2004
Organization General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (The United Kingdom)
Explanation This projects provides six 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 Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at 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 502,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-IMLI Scholarship Program
Year 2004
Organization 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 relations internatinoal instruments.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 291,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-POGO Visiting Professorship
Year 2004
Organization 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 241,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-SIRC Fellowship
Year 2004
Organization Seafarers International Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University (The United Kingdom)
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 onto a doctorate.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 414,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2004
Organization World Maritime University (Sweden)
Explanation Three Chairs (in Maritime Administration, Marine Environment Management, and Maritime Technology) were established at the 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 Eurasia Environmental NGOs Network
Year 2004
Organization Environment Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
Explanation This project supports the establishment/expansion of a network of Environmental NGOs in the Black Sea/Central Asian Region with the aim of addressing environmental issues in the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 57,100
Countries Reached Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazafstan,Kyrgystan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey
Program Name PEN-International for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
Year 2004
Organization National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (US)
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 1,251,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia
Program Name Preservation of Russia-Japan Memories through St. Nicholas’ Eyes
Year 2004
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 80,200
Countries Reached Russia, Japan