Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2008

Africa

Program Name Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education
Year 2008
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 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 1,800,000
Countries Reached Burkina Faso, Benin, Malawi, Nigeria, Mali
Program Name West Asia North Africa Forum
Year 2008
Organization Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (Jordan)
Explanation The WANA Forum aims to stimulate dialogue amongst people of the West Asian North region from all sections of society, in order to develop practical solutions to the most pressing social, economic and environmental needs of West Asia – North Africa as a whole.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 400,000
Countries Reached West Asia North Africa Region
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2008
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation Then Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conferences and Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conferences brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing issues facing the world today. The Shared Concern Initiative endeavors to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today’s world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EURO 214,200
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2008
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 1,113,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2008
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation to provide awards annually to individuals or organizations that present a clear plan for implementing innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable environmental projects at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 529,900
Countries Reached Global

Asia

Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2008
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation to provide awards annually to individuals or organizations that present a clear plan for implementing innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable environmental projects at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 529,900
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Asia Pacific Sign Linguistics Research and Training Program
Year 2008
Organization Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)
Explanation This project supports the development of dictionaries for sign languages used in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka with the aim of empowering deaf people in developing countries.Publication and dissemination of the sign language dictionaries will help sign languages to be recognize as a language and will facilitate communication between deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 853,000
Countries Reached Hong Kong, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia,
Sri Lanka
Program Name School Construction Project targeting at Remote Places in Asia
Year 2008
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: 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 make efforts to invite support from primary and junior high schools in Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 76,230,000
Countries Reached Viet Nam, Laos
Program Name BSC Scholarship Program
Year 2008
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 74,800
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Opening University Education to Deaf People in Viet Nam
Year 2008
Organization Dong nai Provincial Teacher Training College (Vietnam)
Explanation This project aims to empower deaf people in Northern Vietnam by establishing an educational institution where classes are taught in the local sign language. The program includes university certificate programs in sign language analysis and teaching and a high school equivalency program. A sign language interpretation program to train hearing people to become sign language interpreters is also planned.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 47,900
Countries Reached Viet Nam
Program Name Training Program for Prosthetist/Orthotists (Cambodia)
Year 2008
Organization Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Cambodia)
Explanation CSPO builds human resource capacity in physical rehabilitation by training and educating prosthetists/orthotists so that they are able to assess, prescribe, fit, align and maintain comfortable and cosmetically acceptable prostheses and orthoses.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 262,600
Countries Reached Cambodia
Program Name Peking University School of International Studies Graduate Program
Year 2008
Organization School of International Studies, Peking University (China)
Explanation This project aims to foster globally-minded international relations experts in China by supporting the School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University to conduct an MA double degree program with the University of Tokyo and a doctoral double-degree program with Waseda University. Both joint programs are offered with a full scholarship to the top students in SIS.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 62,906,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships Program)
Year 2008
Organization Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Explanation This project selects public intellectuals in Asia to conduct research and various activities in their neighboring Asian country(ies), with the aim of creating a pool of people who are committed to social issues to find the solution for the common problems and issues in the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 2,190,000
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan
Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2008
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 year-olds
2)Host institutions: Private companies, NGOs, local governments etc. in developing countries
3)Time Span: 6 months to 2 years
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 88,000,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Thai Prosthetic and Orthotic Bachelor’s Degree Program
Year 2008
Organization Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University (Thailand)
Explanation This project established and operates a college for training highly skilled prosthetists and orthotistists in Thailand to promote the social participation of orthopedically-impaired persons.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 738,300
Countries Reached Thailand
Program Name Establishment of an Asia Medical Massage Instructor’s Network
Year 2008
Organization Tsukuba University of Technology (Japan)
Explanation This program is building a network of massage instructors with the ability to train blind masseuses in the developing countries of the Asian region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 14,491,000
Countries Reached Mongolia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, Cambodia
Program Name Training Program for Prosthetist/Orthotists (Sri Lanka)
Year 2008
Organization The Sri Lanka School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Sri Lanka)
Explanation This project established and operates a school for training highly skilled prosthetists and orthotists in Sri Lanka. The school strives to recruit students from the Northeast region of the country, with the aim of supporting disabled persons in the regions most affected by civil strife, as well as contributing to the peace and development of the entire country.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 707,700
Countries Reached Sri Lanka
Program Name Program for Nationality Restoration of Pastwar-displaced Japanese in the Philippines
Year 2008
Organization Philippine Nikkei-jin Legal Support Center (Japan)
Explanation This program aids Japanese people, left behind in the Philippines following World War Two, to regain their Japanese nationality.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 46,217,000
Countries Reached Philippines
Program Name Competition and Publication of Japanese Essays written by Chinese Individuals
Year 2008
Organization Sino-Japanese Studies (Japan)
Explanation To further improve relations between the nations of China and Japan, this program conducts an essay contest among Chinese people who are studying Japanese. The winner will be taken to an award ceremony conducted in China and study tour to Japan. In addition, a collection of essays from this fourth contest will be produced.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 3,000,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name University for Peace Masters Program in International Peace Studies
Year 2008
Organization University for Peace (Costa Rica)
Explanation This program provides support for the establishment and operation of the UPEACE/Nippon Foundation International Peace Studies Dual Campus Masters Program with the aim of fostering experts in the field of Peacebuilding in Asia. The program provides up to 30 full scholarships per year.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,192,700
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Buiilding a Better Asia: Future Leaders’ Dialogue
Year 2008
Organization Information and Resource Center (Singapore)
Explanation The program holds two one week retreats in China and India per year where young Asian leaders gather to discuss and address the common issues facing the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 341,800
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Training Program for Prosthetists/Orthotists (Indonesia)
Year 2008
Organization The Cambodia Trust (Indonesia)
Explanation This project established and operates a school for training highly skilled prosthetists and orthotists in Indonesia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 847,200
Countries Reached Indonesia
Program Name Festival of Inclusive Arts – Cambodia 2008
Year 2008
Organization Epic Arts/Cambodia (Cambodia)
Explanation In order to empower Persons with Disabilities, this project uses arts performance of PWDs. This year, the project aims to build inclusive arts network in ASEAN countries and organize networking meeting in November 2009 in Cambodia
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 182,700
Countries Reached Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunai, Japan
Program Name Promoting Establishment of Independent Living Center for PWD, Vietnam
Year 2008
Organization Disabled Peoples’ International Asia Pacific Regional Council (Thailand)
Explanation Provision of the necessary education and support to enable leaders with disability in Vietnam to help the disabled to achieve self-sufficiency.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 48,466,000
Countries Reached Vietnam
Program Name The Hanoi Deaf Education Project
Year 2008
Organization National College for Education (Vietnam)
Explanation This project aims to empower deaf people in Northern Vietnam by establishing an educational institution where classes are taught in the local sign language. The program includes university certificate programs in sign language analysis and teaching and a high school equivalency program. A sign language interpretation program to train hearing people to become sign language interpreters is also planned.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 60,500
Countries Reached Vietnam
Program Name Establishment of Philippine Nikkei-Jin Polyclinic Center
Year 2008
Organization Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai (Philippine)
Explanation Construction of a medical center for nikke living in Davao, Philippines.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 49,980,000
Countries Reached Philippines
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2008
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation Then Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conferences and Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conferences brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing issues facing the world today. The Shared Concern Initiative endeavors to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today’s world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EURO 214,200
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2008
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 1,113,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name Project to Strengthen Collaborative Activities Between ASEAN & NGOs
Year 2008
Organization Asian Dialogue Society Pte Ltd. (Singapore)
Explanation Support for the ASEAN secretariat to begin conducting projects with NGOs.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 96,400
Countries Reached Asia

Europe

Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2008
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation to provide awards annually to individuals or organizations that present a clear plan for implementing innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable environmental projects at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 529,900
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Grant Program to Support Japanese Studies in the UK
Year 2008
Organization Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (UK)
Explanation Thirteen new lectureship posts have been established at 12 universities in the UK for the research and study of contemporary Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size UK Pounds 504,000
Countries Reached UK
Program Name Easter Festival Salzburg
Year 2008
Organization Easter Festival Salzburg (Austria)
Explanation Each year approximately 18,000 people from around the world attend the Easter Festival Salzburg, which features classical music performances of the highest standard. The Easter Festival Salzburg 2009 will present two performances of Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” staged by Stephane Braunschweig, as well as four concerts conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and two by Franz Welser-Most.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 255,000
Countries Reached Austria
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2008
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation Then Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conferences and Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conferences brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing issues facing the world today. The Shared Concern Initiative endeavors to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today’s world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EURO 214,200
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world

Latin America

Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2008
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation to provide awards annually to individuals or organizations that present a clear plan for implementing innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable environmental projects at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 529,900
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2008
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 1,113,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2008
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation Then Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conferences and Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conferences brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing issues facing the world today. The Shared Concern Initiative endeavors to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today’s world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EURO 214,200
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name Exchange Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
Year 2008
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 117,750,000
Countries Reached Latin America All
Program Name Refurbishment of a welfare facility for Nikkei elderly
Year 2008
Organization Asociacion Colombo Japonesa (Columbia)
Explanation Repairs for the Nikkei Columbian Exchange Hall, owned by the Asociacion Colombo Japonesa as well as the improvement of services for elderly nikkei through the provision of a facility for the elderly.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 69,200
Countries Reached Columbia

Middle East

Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2008
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation to provide awards annually to individuals or organizations that present a clear plan for implementing innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable environmental projects at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 529,900
Countries Reached Global
Program Name JATCAFA Scholarship Program for Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2008
Organization Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association (Turkey)
Explanation This program provides scholarships to students from Central Asia who are studying at Universities in Turkey.The program also provides seminars and classes on the Japanese Language as well as culture and economics.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 411,700
Countries Reached Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2008
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 1,113,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2008
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation Then Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conferences and Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conferences brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing issues facing the world today. The Shared Concern Initiative endeavors to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today’s world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EURO 214,200
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name Promoting Mutual Understanding between Japan and the Middle East
Year 2008
Organization Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan)
Explanation Exchange and information interchange, support for primary and secondary education, environmental efforts and maritime safety focusing on the relationship betwen the Middle East and Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 300,000,000
Countries Reached Middle East
Program Name West Asia North Africa Forum
Year 2008
Organization Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (Jordan)
Explanation The WANA Forum aims to stimulate dialogue amongst people of the West Asian North region from all sections of society, in order to develop practical solutions to the most pressing social, economic and environmental needs of West Asia – North Africa as a whole.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 400,000
Countries Reached West Asia North Africa Region

North America

Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2008
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation to provide awards annually to individuals or organizations that present a clear plan for implementing innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable environmental projects at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 529,900
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for Deaf Studying Abroad
Year 2008
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 36,713,000
Countries Reached Japan
U.S.A.
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2008
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 1,113,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2008
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation Then Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conferences and Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conferences brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing issues facing the world today. The Shared Concern Initiative endeavors to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today’s world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EURO 214,200
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world

Ocean

Program Name NF-UN Partnership Training Programme on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Year 2008
Organization Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (The United States)
Explanation Among countries that have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) there are, particularly among developing countries, those that are seen to lag in fulfilling important aspects of the convention. This is also true among those countries that have not ratified it. This program aims to address this issue, working with the UN Office of Legal Affairs’ Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, with universities and with research organizations, to develop the human resources that can develop the order of the sea.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 635,579
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Strenghening Principled Ocean Governance Networks
Year 2008
Organization Dalhousie University (Canada)
Explanation In response to the problem of ocean governance in the Carribean,Dalhousie University is leading an international, multifaceted effort to develop human resources in the developing countries of that region with the purpose of building an international network in the region.

It also works with the International Ocean Governance Network, creating model human resources development systems between South East Asia and the Pac Rim, and between South East Asia and Africa.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size CAD 250,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Construction of an International Ocean Governance Network
Year 2008
Organization University of Delaware, Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy (USA)
Explanation This program aims to build a new ocean governance system through an International Ocean Governance Network-based scheme that takes into account not only researchers, but governments and corporations.

Working through the IOGN, it will organize the relevant literature and analize policy related to this field. In addition, it will hold workshops and international meetings in order to both work toward the building of a network and to provide a forum for the presentation of research findings.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 200,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2008
Organization General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (The United Kingdom)
Explanation This project provides several 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 548,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Capacity Building)
Year 2008
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 50,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name International Association of Maritime Universities (Network Development)
Year 2008
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 478,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-IMLI Scholarship Program
Year 2008
Organization International Maritime Law Institute (Malta)
Explanation This 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 324,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-ITLOS Training Program
Year 2008
Organization International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Germany)
Explanation In order to peaceably and smoothly resolve international maritime conflicts, this program provides training for maritime legal professionals from developing countries. After completion of the program, participants return to their own countries to work as governmental advisors in maritime policy.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 200,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name NF-SIRC Fellowship
Year 2008
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, outstanding students will be given the option to go on for a doctorate.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 390,000
Countries Reached Global
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2008
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 Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2008
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 1,113,900
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2008
Organization Forum 2000 Foundation (Czech Republic)
Explanation Then Nippon Foundation supports The Forum 2000 Conferences and Shared Concern Initiative operated by the Forum 2000 Foundation. The Forum 2000 Conferences brings world leaders to Prague each year to address pressing issues facing the world today. The Shared Concern Initiative endeavors to address, by the issuance of joint-statements, the important challenges of today’s world with the understanding that changes towards the better can be effectively promoted with a common voice.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size EURO 214,200
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2008
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation to provide awards annually to individuals or organizations that present a clear plan for implementing innovative, groundbreaking and sustainable environmental projects at the grassroots level.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 529,900
Countries Reached Global