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Japanese JICA Agency resumes activities in Yemen

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Japanese JICA

BY NY Staff

After an extended suspension period caused by last year’s state of political crisis, the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA) has launched activities in Yemen.

The agency commenced activities by sending a second batch of Yemeni workers from Sana’a, Taiz and Aden to receive training in Jordan to prepare them to work in local water and sanitation institutions. They will be sent to participate in a training program entitled “Water and Waste Reduction,” in cooperation with the Jordanian Water Authority from December 6-26.

Local Agency Coordinator from the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Shams-Addein stated that sending trainees would come in a framework of cooperation between Yemen and Japan in the Human Resources field.

“Participants will receive information on special instructions to reduce wastewater in pipes through the use of new technology, thereby enhancing manpower capacities in local water and sanitation institutions in Sana’a, Aden and Taiz,” said Shams-Addein.

239 Yemeni trainees have benefited from JICA’s technical cooperation program and were sent to Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan for training over the last three years. They received training in fields related to their abilities, including water, power, agriculture and other prioritized fields. Trainees were trained in the use of Japanese technology and experience was shared by session attendees from both Yemen and Japan.