In a recent move enhancing Nepal governance, Nepal and Japan have entered into a new partnership that envisages to help Nepal Government in its human resource development.
As part of the move, Japan Ambassador, Masamichi Saigo and Nepal Ministry of Finance Secretary Dr. Rajan Khanal signed and exchanged notes for a grant worth NPR 274.1 million to the Nepal government.
The grant provisions the implementation of the scheme, which envisages to train Nepali Government officials on HRDS theme in Japanese universities, will be implemented in Japan’s Fiscal Year 2018.
To further the process, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Jun Sakuma and Nepal International Economic Cooperation and Coordination (NIECC) Joint Secretary Sreekanth Nepal signed a grant agreement for implementation of the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (HRDS) Scheme.
After a strict evaluation process, 20 Nepal Government officials were selected for the ‘Nepali JDS Fellows’ third batch.
The Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) is created to support human resource development of friendly nations by enrolling highly-capable, energetic and young government officials to eight designated Japanese universities as ‘JDS fellows’.
These officials are expected to utilize this training to formulate and implement socio-economic development plans & programs and represent their respective countries as leaders of development.
This scheme is also seen as a means to strengthen partnerships between Japan and recipient countries by engaging human relations chains that will cater to global needs in the future.
The Japanese Embassy wishes the selected officials a grand success for their Master’s Degree at the respective universities.