Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2009

Africa

Program Name Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education
Year 2009
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 build 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 1,900,000
Countries Reached Burkina Faso, Benin, Malawi, Nigeria, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia
Program Name UNEP Sasakawa Prize
Year 2009
Organization The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Kenya)
Explanation This project is a joint initiative of UNEP and The Nippon Foundation, providing annual awards 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 395,400
Countries Reached Global
Program Name West Asia North Africa Forum
Year 2009
Organization Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (Jordan)
Explanation The WANA Forum aims to stimulate dialogue amongst people from all sections of society in the West Asian-North African region, in order to develop practical solutions to the most pressing social, economic and environmental needs of the area.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 500,000
Countries Reached West Asia North Africa Region

Asia

Program Name Dispatching Japanese Senior Volunteers
Year 2009
Organization Nippon Skilled Volunteers Association (Japan)
Explanation This program sends Japanese senior volunteers with a high level of skill and experience to developing countries in Asia to provide preparatory training/send volunteers to host country
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 89,000,000
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Nationality-restoration of War-Displaced Japanese in the Philippines
Year 2009
Organization Philippine Nikkei-jin Legal Support Center (Japan)
Explanation This program aids War Displaced Japanese in the Philippines following World War Two, to regain their Japanese nationality.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 44,179,000
Countries Reached Philippine
Program Name Providing Used Welfare Vehicles to Sri Lanka
Year 2009
Organization Sri Lanka Japan Cultural Centre (Sri Lanka)
Explanation This project provides twelve wheelchair-capable cars to a hospital operated under the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 62,000
Countries Reached Sri Lanka
Program Name Opening University Education to Deaf People in Viet Nam
Year 2009
Organization Dong Nai Provincial Teacher Training College (Vietnam)
Explanation This project aims to empower Deaf people in 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 40,500
Countries Reached Vietnam
Program Name Thai Prosthetic and Orthotic Bachelor’s Degree Program
Year 2009
Organization Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University (Thailand)
Explanation This project operates a bachelor’s program for prosthetists in Thailand.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 561,400
Countries Reached Thailand
Program Name Establishment of a Network for Massage Therapy Instructors in Asia
Year 2009
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 Asia-Pacific region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 4,872,200
Countries Reached Mongolia, Thailand
Program Name Training Program for Prosthetist/Orthotists
Year 2009
Organization Sri Lanka School of Prosthetics and Orthotics-SLSPO (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 715,100
Countries Reached Sri Lanka
Program Name Training Program for Prosthetist/Orthotists
Year 2009
Organization Jakarta School of Prosthetics and Orthotics-JSPO (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 1,170,300
Countries Reached Indonesia
Program Name Promoting Establishment of Independent Living Center for PWD, Vietnam
Year 2009
Organization Disabled Peoples’ International Asia Pacific Regional Council (DPI AP) (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 42,755,000
Countries Reached Vietnam
Program Name Opening University Education to Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia
Year 2009
Organization The Cambodia Trust (United Kingdom)
Explanation This project provides higher education and career support training for disabled people in Cambodia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 69,000
Countries Reached Cambodia
Program Name Mainstreaming Disability Perspective in ASEAN Community
Year 2009
Organization Disabled Peoples’ International Asia Pacific Regional Council (DPI AP) (Thailand)
Explanation This project establishes an ASEAN Disabled Persons’ Forum, in order to aid in the development of governmental policy that reflects the needs of those with disability.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 103,500
Countries Reached ASEAN
Program Name Improving Policy and Expanding Access to Higher Education for Persons with Visual Impairment in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam
Year 2009
Organization International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (India)
Explanation This project is to promote the higher education of deaf students in Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Cambodia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 180,000
Countries Reached Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam
Program Name Emergency Prosthetics Services for Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Year 2009
Organization The Cambodia Trust (United Kingdom)
Explanation This project is to provide appropriate prostheses and training for 2,000 disabled persons in the Vavuniya refugee camp in Sri Lanka.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 499,900
Countries Reached Sri Lanka
Program Name The Alliance of Prosthetics and Orthotics Schools in Asia -APOS
Year 2009
Organization Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) (Cambodia)
Explanation This project utilizes a network between prosthetist training schools in Asian countries, enabling them to share experience, knowledge, skill, and textbooks for prosthetist education.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 55,500
Countries Reached Cambodia, Indo, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam
Program Name Construction of the new building of Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Year 2009
Organization Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Cambodia)
Explanation This project is to construct a Cambodian prosthetist training school in Phnom Penh.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,620,000
Countries Reached Cambodia
Program Name Asia Pacific Sign Linguistics Research and Training Program
Year 2009
Organization Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (China)
Explanation This is a multi-country, multi-phase project that aims at developing sign language as an academic discipline and providing sign language research training to Deaf people in the Asia-Pacific Region with a ultimate goal of deaf empowerment. Teams of professionally-trained sign language researchers will be created to support the establishment of sign language research and training in the region, ultimately promoting the concept of incorporating sign language in deaf education at different levels.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 579,000
Countries Reached Hong Kong, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia,
Sri Lanka, Japan, Fiji
Program Name School Construction Project targeting at Remote Places in Asia
Year 2009
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.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 76,500,000
Countries Reached Viet Nam
Program Name BSC Scholarship Program
Year 2009
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 55,400
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Peking University School of International Studies Graduate Program
Year 2009
Organization School of International Studies, Peking University (China)
Explanation This project aims to foster global-minded International Relations experts in China by providing scholarships to MA and Phd students at the School of International Studies at Peking University, to partake in a joint masters course with the Graduate School of Public Policy, or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo and a doctoral course with the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 60,554,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name University for Peace, Asia Leaders Scholarship Programme
Year 2009
Organization University for Peace (Costa Rica)
Explanation This program provides support for the operation of the UPEACE/Nippon Foundation Asia Leaders Scholarship for a specialized Masters Program at the University for Peace 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 1,299,500
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Buiilding a Better Asia: Future Leaders’ Dialogue
Year 2009
Organization Information and Resource Center (Singapore)
Explanation The program holds two one week retreats in China and one other country in Asia per year where young Asian leaders gather to discuss and address the common issues facing the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 372,800
Countries Reached Asian Countries
Program Name Promotion of activities of ASEAN Secretariat and The Nippon Foundation
Year 2009
Organization ASEAN Secretariat (Indonesia)
Explanation Through this project, The Nippon Foundation and the ASEAN Secretariat work together in five fields: traditional medicine, leprosy, disability, maritime affairs, and the enhancement of the ASEAN secretariat itself.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 100,500
Countries Reached Asia
Program Name Competition and Publication of Japanese Essays written by Chinese Students and Scholars
Year 2009
Organization Sino-Japanese Studies (Japan)
Explanation To further improver 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 The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships Program)
Year 2009
Organization Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Explanation This project selects public intellectuals in Asia to conduct research and various activities in neighboring Asian countries, with the aim of creating a pool of people who are committed to social issues to find solutions for the common problems and issues in the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,956,000
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan
Program Name Establishment of the Sasakawa Young Leaders’ Fellowship Fund at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Year 2009
Organization Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan)
Explanation This program established a fellowship fund at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University with the aim of nurturing the next generation of leaders.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 149,000,000
Countries Reached West Asia North Africa Region
Program Name West Asia North Africa Forum
Year 2009
Organization Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (Jordan)
Explanation The WANA Forum aims to stimulate dialogue amongst people of the West Asian North African 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 500,000
Countries Reached West Asia North Africa Region
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2009
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 and hard-of-hearing people around the world by creating an international network of higher education institutions for them under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,167,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name West Asia North Africa Forum
Year 2009
Organization Royal Scientific Society of Jordan (Jordan)
Explanation The WANA Forum aims to stimulate dialogue amongst people of the West Asian North African 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 500,000
Countries Reached West Asia North Africa Region

Europe

Program Name Literary Translation Summer School Japanese Workshop
Year 2009
Organization British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia (UK)
Explanation This program aims to promote understanding of contemporary Japan abroad by training and creating a community of translators of Japanese literature.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 21,000
Countries Reached Europe and the rest of the world
Program Name Translation Workshop in Japanese Studies
Year 2009
Organization School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK)
Explanation This program aims to provide post-graduate students and professionals with opportunities to develop advanced Japanese-to-English translation skills and publish translations of key articles in the humanities and social sciences.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 35,500
Countries Reached Europe
Program Name Grant Program to Support Japanese Studies in the UK
Year 2009
Organization Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (UK)
Explanation This program supports twelve lectureship posts that have been established/supported at twelve universities in the UK, for the research and study of contemporary Japan.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size GBP 547,300
Countries Reached UK

Global

Program Name Forum 2000
Year 2009
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 EUR 234,400
Countries Reached Global
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2009
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/hard-of-hearing people around the world by creating an international network of higher educational institutions for such people, under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,167,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea

Latin America

Program Name Exchange Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan
Year 2009
Organization The Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad (Japan)
Explanation This project provides scholarships to Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry with a strong desire and a 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 110,740,000
Countries Reached Latin America All
Program Name Additional Building for a Japanese-Peruvian Hospital
Year 2009
Organization Asociacion Peruano Japonesa (Peru)
Explanation Through this project, the Japanese-Peruvian community in Peru will expand the Cl?nica Centenario Peruano Japonesa from nine thirteen floors. It is expected that this will strengthen the hospital’s long-term treatment capacity and improve the quality of its medical service.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 300,000,000
Countries Reached Peru
Program Name Provision of medical equipment in a Japanese-Brazilian clinic in Sao Paulo
Year 2009
Organization Beneficencia Nipo-Brasileira de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Explanation Through this grant, the Beneficencia Nipo-Brasileira de Sao Paulo will be able to increase the medical equipment provided at the clinic in a welfare center that started operation in autumn 2009.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 259,800
Countries Reached Brazil
Program Name Provision of equipment in a Chilean-Japanese cultural center
Year 2009
Organization SOCIEDAD JAPONESA DE BENEFICENCIA (Chile)
Explanation Through this grant, the Sociedad Japonesa de Beneficia will be able to equip a Japanese Chilean Cultural Center which it remodeled in March 2009.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 27,500
Countries Reached Chile
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Ryoichi Sasakawa/Norman Borlaug Scholarship Program
Year 2009
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 477,400
Countries Reached Latin America

Middle East

Program Name JATCAFA Scholarship Program for Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2009
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 424,900
Countries Reached Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2009
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 and hard-of-hearing people around the world by creating an international network of higher education institutions for these people under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,167,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea

North America

Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for Deaf Studying Abroad
Year 2009
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 37,412,000
Countries Reached Japan
U.S.A.
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2009
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 and hard-of-hearing people around the world by creating an international network of higher education institutions for these people under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,167,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea

Ocean

Program Name NF-UN Partnership Training Programme on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Year 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 2009
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 and hard-of-hearing people around the world by creating an international network of higher education institutions for these people under the leadership of NTID.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,167,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea