Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2005

Africa

Program Name Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) Program
Year 2005
Organization Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) 
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 system 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 1,990,000
Countries Reached Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mali

Asia

Program Name BSC Scholarship Program
Year 2005
Organization Bangladesh Scholarship Council 
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 75,700
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2005
Organization Nippon Skilled Volunteers Association 
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
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 65,000,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Donation of Used Emergency Vehicles to Myanmar
Year 2005
Organization Tokyo Myanmar Association 
Explanation Donation of used Japanese fire engines and ambulances to Myanmar.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 7,520,000
Countries Reached Myanmar
Program Name Graduate Program in International Relations for Peking University
Year 2005
Organization School of International Studies, Peking University 
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 741,200
Countries Reached China
Program Name Performance of the Brazilian Junior Taiko Team in Japan / Dispatch of Japanese Taiko Instructors to Brazil
Year 2005
Organization Associacao Brasileira de Taiko 
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 27,000,000
Countries Reached Japan
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2005
Organization National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 
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 1,125,100
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name Studies on the History of Taiwan Under Japanese Rule
Year 2005
Organization The Association for Taiwan Historical Materials Studies 
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 2005
Organization Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University 
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 1,965,000
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan

Europe

Program Name The Easter Festival Salzburg
Year 2005
Organization The Easter Festival Salzburg 
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 EUR 255,000
Countries Reached Austria

Global

Program Name Support for Activities by Former JOCV Participants
Year 2005
Organization The supporting organization of JOCV 
Explanation This project provides support for Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers undertaking development assistance activities with the aim of contributing to the development of beneficiary countries as well as nurturing development specialists in Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 12,000,000
Countries Reached Global

Latin America

Program Name Exchange Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
Year 2005
Organization The Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad 
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 81,290,000
Countries Reached Latin America All
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Ryoichi Sasakawa/Norman Borlaug Scholarship Program
Year 2005
Organization Escuela Agricola Panamericana 
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 793,300
Countries Reached Latin America All

North America

Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for the Deaf Studying Abroad
Year 2005
Organization International Leprosy Association (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 19,427,950
Countries Reached U.S.A.
Program Name The Nikkei Legacy Project
Year 2005
Organization Japanese American National Museum 
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 400,000
Countries Reached U.S.A.

Ocean

Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Capacity Building)
Year 2005
Organization International Association of Maritime Universities 
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 (Capacity Building)
Year 2005
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 244,700
Countries Reached Global
Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Network Development)
Year 2005
Organization International Association of Maritime Universities 
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 International Association of Maritime Universities (Network Development)
Year 2005
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 437,300
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2005
Organization General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) 
Explanation This projects 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 502,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2005
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 510,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-IMLI Scholarship Program
Year 2005
Organization International Maritime Law Institute 
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 international instruments.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EUR 291,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-IMLI Scholarship Program
Year 2005
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 international instruments.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EUR 313,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-POGO Visiting Professorship
Year 2005
Organization Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans 
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-POGO Visiting Professorship
Year 2005
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 281,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-SIRC Fellowship
Year 2005
Organization Seafarers International Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University 
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 EUR 414,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-SIRC Fellowship
Year 2005
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. Outstanding students will be given the option to go onto a doctorate.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 356,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2005
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
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2005
Organization World Maritime University 
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 Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2005
Organization National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 
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 1,125,100
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea