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From the Field
Madagascar Handwashing Song: A collaboration between JOCV and a popular singer has been raising awareness of proper handwashing


May 28, 2020
Madagascar is an island country on the east coast of the African continent. In this land far from Japan, the “Handwashing Song,” created through a collaboration between a JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer) member and a popular local singer, has been sung over the years to raise awareness of the importance of handwashing.

From the Field
Responding to COVID-19: MJIIT takes on the virus


May 19, 2020
The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT, Note 1) is taking on the challenge of containing Malaysia’s COVID-19 outbreak. JICA has supported enhancement of the Institute’s research capabilities and collaborative efforts such as academia-government partnerships and industry-university cooperation since the school’s 2011 establishment.

From the Field
【Sports for the future Vol.5】 A JOCV member with the experience of Hakone Ekiden leads Kyrgyz athletes to the Tokyo Olympics


May 12, 2020
“Three Kyrgyz track and field team athletes have qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in four disciplines: the women’s 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters, marathon, and the men’s 1,500 meters. And as a member of the team I am accompanying them to the Olympics,” says TAKAHASHI Kento, who had also participated in the Hakone Ekiden (a prominent long-distance relay race in Japan) while he was a student.

From the Field
【Sports for the future Vol.4】 Women’s empowerment and peace building through sports


April 28, 2020
JICA supports a variety of initiatives that leverage the power of sports, such as promoting development and peace and fostering tolerance and mutual understanding.

From the Field
Fifteen years of efforts to combat tuberculosis in Afghanistan


April 15, 2020
“I think that the significance and achievements of Japan’s Tuberculosis Control Project are summarized in the people of Afghanistan saying, ’Thanks to JICA, we are now able to tackle tuberculosis (TB) on our own.’”


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Updates from Overseas Offices

Tunisia Office
May 25, 2020
Echange d'expériences entre Japonais, Tunisiens et Algériens dans le secteur de la pêche (French)
Philippines Office
May 22, 2020
Press Release
Zimbabwe Office
May 15, 2020
Report from JICA KCCP ex-Participant - Integrated Lake Basin Management at Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe
Viet Nam Office
May 8, 2020
B?n tin hàng tháng (Vietnamese)
Vanuatu Office
April 27, 2020
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