Programs in the Field of Human Resources Development: 2007

Africa

Program Name Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education
Year 2007
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

Asia

Program Name Blind Leaders’ Dialogue Towards Building a Better Asia
Year 2007
Organization Foundation of Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (Thailand)
Explanation Blind young leaders from Asia will gather in one place to learn about new visions and missions from each other as well as from a variety of resource persons.The Nippon Foundation and Foundation of Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (FAPCD) hope that the group will develop a new and effective action plan and strategy for building a better Asia for all.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 59,300
Countries Reached Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunai, Japan
Program Name BSC Scholarship Program
Year 2007
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 75,000
Countries Reached Bangladesh
Program Name Building a Better Asia Retreat Workshop
Year 2007
Organization Information and Resource Center (Singapore)
Explanation This program provides a forum for young Asian leaders to discuss and address issues facing the region.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 387,000
Countries Reached Asian Countries
Program Name Community Development through School Construction in Myanmar
Year 2007
Organization Saetanar (Myanmar)
Explanation This project supports the construction, extension, and/or rehabilitation of 100 school buildings over five years, as well as other activities that facilitate the operation of these schools, with the aim of improving the accessibility and quality of basic education in rural Myanmar.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 650,000
Countries Reached Myanmar
Program Name Competition and Publication of Japanese Essays written by Chinese Individuals
Year 2007
Organization Sino-Japanese Studys (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. In addition, a collection of essays from this second contest will be produced.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size JPY 3,000,000
Countries Reached China
Program Name Establishment of a Network for Massage Therapy Instructors in Asia
Year 2007
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 18,638,000
Countries Reached Mongolia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, China, Bangladesh, South Korea
Program Name Festival of Inclusive Arts – Cambodia 2007
Year 2007
Organization Epic Arts/Cambodia (Cambodia)
Explanation Through the first ever inclusive arts festival to be held in Cambodia, we aim to use this event to focus the attention of Cambodian society upon the experience of living with a disability in Cambodia and the rights of those people who do.In addition, we aim to improve relationships between disabled and able bodied Cambodians and engage the public in understanding how the disabled community can play a positive role in Cambodian society and culture.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 300,000
Countries Reached Cambodia
Program Name Improving Access to Higher Education for Visually Impaired People
Year 2007
Organization International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI ) (U.S.A.)
Explanation This program works with institutions of post secondary education in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines with the aim to create an educational environment in which people with visual disabilities are not placed at a disadvantaged compared to their seeing peers.The program will work closely with the partnering universities local NGOs to support the visually impaired students and to nurture potential leaders from among the group.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 171,000
Countries Reached Indonesia,
the Philippines,
Vietnam
Program Name Opening University Education to Deaf People in Viet Nam
Year 2007
Organization Dong Nai Department of Education and Training (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 to be created.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 13,600
Countries Reached Viet Nam
Program Name Peking University School of International Studies Graduate Program
Year 2007
Organization School of International Studies, Peking University (China)
Explanation This project aims to foster global-minded International Relations experts in China by supporting an MA course at the School of International Studies at Peking University, and a joint doctoral course at Peking University and the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies at Waseda University.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 617,800
Countries Reached China
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2007
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 1,120,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea
Program Name School Construction Project targeting at Remote Places in Asia
Year 2007
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 66,400,000
Countries Reached Viet Nam, Laos
Program Name Thai Prosthetic and Orthotic Bachelor’s Degree Program
Year 2007
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 845,400
Countries Reached Thailand
Program Name The Asia Pacifice Sign Linguistic Research and Training Program
Year 2007
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 695,000
Countries Reached Hong Kong, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia,
Sri Lanka
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships Program)
Year 2007
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 2,496,000
Countries Reached Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan
Program Name Training Program for Prosthetist/Orthotists
Year 2007
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 360,100
Countries Reached Cambodia
Program Name Training Program for Prosthetist/Orthotists 
Year 2007
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 536,000
Countries Reached Sri Lanka
Program Name Training Programe for Prosthetists/Orthotists
Year 2007
Organization The Cambodia Trust (Cambodia)
Explanation This project established and operates a school for training highly skilled prosthetists and orthotists in Indonesia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 218,100
Countries Reached Indonesia
Program Name University for Peace Masters Program in International Peace Studies
Year 2007
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 peace experts in Asia. In addition to support for the establishment and operation of the Masters course, the program is also providing scholarships for thirty students from all over Asia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,260,700
Countries Reached Costa Rica,the Philippines

Europe

Program Name Easter Festival Salzburg
Year 2007
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. TheEaster Festival Salzburg 2008 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 Seiji Ozawa.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 255,000
Countries Reached Austria
Program Name Grant Program to Support Japanese Studies in the UK
Year 2007
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 521,400
Countries Reached UK
Program Name Postsecondary Education Network International
Year 2007
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 1,120,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea

Latin America

Program Name Exchange Scholarship for Nikkei Students to Study in Japan 
Year 2007
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 103,380,000
Countries Reached Latin America All
Program Name The Nippon Foundation Ryoichi Sasakawa/Norman Borlaug Scholarship Program
Year 2007
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 785,400
Countries Reached Latin America
Program Name University for Peace Masters Program in International Peace Studies
Year 2007
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 peace experts in Asia. In addition to support for the establishment and operation of the Masters course, the program is also providing scholarships for thirty students from all over Asia.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size USD 1,260,700
Countries Reached Costa Rica,the Philippines

Middle East

Program Name JATCAFA Scholarship Program for Central Asian Students in Turkey
Year 2007
Organization Japan Turkey Central Asia Friendship Association (Turkey)
Explanation This program provides scholarships for Central Asian students studying at Turkish Universities.
Fields Human Resources Development
Grant Size Euro 413,600
Countries Reached Turkey

North America

Program Name Nippon Foundation Scholarship Program for the Deaf Studying Abroad
Year 2007
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 41,992,000
Countries Reached U.S.A.
Program Name The Nikkei Legacy Project
Year 2007
Organization Japanese American National Museum (U.S.A.)
Explanation This project conducts research into the current status of documentation related to Nikkei communities, records their oral history, and has built 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 Construction of an International Ocean Governance Network
Year 2007
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 International Association of Maritime Universities (Capacity Building)
Year 2007
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 2007
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-GEBCO Training Project
Year 2007
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 NF-IMLI Scholarship Program
Year 2007
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 2007
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 2007
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 NF-UN Partnership Training Programme on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
Year 2007
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 2007
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 The Nippon Foundation Chairs
Year 2007
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 2007
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 1,120,600
Countries Reached Thailand, China, Philippines, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Korea