Central Asia Countries – Japan Center for Human Development Projects

Project Overview

Project Title Central Asia Countries – Japan Center for Human Development Projects
Project Number
Country Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End October 2, 2000–March 31, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Project Budget(EUR)
Implementing Organization / Consortium

JICA Japan Centers

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team



Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Japan Centers for Human Development belong to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Centers offer business courses, Japanese language courses and mutual understanding programmes in Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

A. The Kazachstan-Japan Center for Human Development offers Japanese management courses that offer “new methods” of developing business.

B. The Kyrgyz Republic-Japan Center is attempting to share practical business management know-how based on the management experience. C. The Uzbekistan-Japan Center is engaged in the training of business personnel that makes up the foundations of the market economy.

Project Objectives

The aim of the centers is to further provide “wide-open centers” to private enterprises, government bodies, students, and general public in the host countries and Japan.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Mobility and international exchange, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Philology
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
Related Projects

Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Project


1. Business courses aim at developing business personnel with knowledge and expertise of Japanese-management philosophy and know-how.

2. Japanese language courses aim at developing human resources that can build bridges between the host countries and Japan.

3. Mutual understanding programmes provide mutual understanding programs which are implemented aiming to deepen understanding between the recipient country and Japan.

Project Results
  • Strengthening the process of transition to a market economy in CA countries,
  • Development of human resources that are necessary for the economic sector,
  • Reinforcement of mutual understanding and friendly relations between Japan and the CA countries,
  • Localization of the implementation of the courses,
  • Centers will be fully utilized for activities for exchange programs between the two countries.

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