JICA


The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a governmental agency that coordinates Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the government of Japan. It is chartered with assisting economic and social growth in developing countries, and the promotion of international cooperation.

JICA was a semigovernmental  organization under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, formed in 1974. The new JICA was formed on October 1, 2003.

Since its completion on 1 October 2008, the new JICA has become one of the largest bilateral development organizations in the world with a network of 97 overseas offices, projects in more than 150 countries, and available financial resources of approximately 1 trillion yen ($8.5 billion).

Vision:

  • Inclusive and Dynamic Development

Missions:

  • Addressing the global agenda
  • Reducing poverty through equitable growth
  • Improving governance

Strategies:

  • Integrated assistance
  • Promoting development partnerships
  • Enhancing research and knowledge-sharing

JICA Projects in Pakistan

  • The Project for Improvement of Public Administration for Local Governments in Punjab
  • Ghazi Barotha Hydropower
  • National Drainage Program
  • Karachi Water Supply Improvement
  • The Project for the Enhancement of Training Capabilities of Construction Machinery Training Institute
  • The Project for the Renovation of Islamabad Children’s Hospital
  • The Project for Up-gradation of Plastic Technology Centre
  • Secondary Transmission Lines and Grid Stations Project
  • The Project for the Rehabilitation of Gates of Taunsa Barrage

JICA at GCTs

Project:

Strengthening DAE in Mechanical technology at Govt. colleges of technology in Punjab province.

Goal:

  Graduates must be equipped with capacity, which satisfies industrial needs.

Project Purpose:

Strengthening institutional framework for providing quality   education

OUTPUTS

  • Reviewing the Training Management Cycle (TMC)
  • Revised Curriculum for DAE Mechanical
  • Facility up-gradation for DAE Mechanical
  • To provide master trainers.
  • Strengthening the Industrial linkages.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

  • Joint task force of TEVTA and representative from GCTs
  • Consensus on the process of TMC
  • Baseline survey on GCTs
  • Training needs assessment
  • Installation of prioritized equipment
  • Review and revise curriculum based on TNA

Progress of GCT Fsd

  • Proper teams made for the JICA project.
  • Tasks assigned to Focal person and other coordinators
  • Staff evaluation completed
  • Industrial survey completed
  • Developing a sustainable institutional framework

Points discussed with Industry Personnel

  • Training needs assessment extolled
  • Joint research projects between industry and GCT
  • Industry input in college course implementations
  • Industries will be beneficiary as well
  • Removing communication gap
  • Supply and demand of graduates in the job market
  • Fueling college Competitiveness with Global Business Experience
  • A Cross-disciplinary Hub and Community for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Submissions to top management

  • Kindly help us develop harmony among GCT & Industries
  • Take Faisalabad chamber of commerce & Industry on board
  • Build a proper channel of communication between GCT & Industries
  • Public awareness is mandatory about the JICA project
  • Conduct some workshops for Industry-Academia collaborative R&D program