December 14th, 2023
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an implementing agency of Japanese official development aid (ODA) has hailed Zambia for being a beacon of peace.
This came to light in Geneva, Switzerland, when Vice President W.K Mutale Nalumango
held bilateral talks with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) president TANAKA Akihiko.
Mr.Akihiko acknowledged the works Zambia is doing; being a beacon of peace and home of refugees.
He vowed to strengthen more support for Zambia towards all aligned refugee and asylum seekers’ programs.
The JICA office in Zambia was established in 1970 as a representative office when
the first Japanese Volunteers were
dispatched to Zambia.
JICA has been supporting Zambia’s Socio-Economic Development since commencement of cooperation by sending
training participants to Japan since 1968, under the Japanese development cooperation philosophy of“Capacity Development”; enhancement of the capacity of Zambian counterparts from individual to national level through the reciprocal manner of cooperation.