Pilot Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding (Call for Application for Japanese Trainees)

May 9, 2008

  1. On May 9, the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) started to accept applications for 15 Japanese trainees who will participate in the FY2008 Pilot Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding (closing date for applications: June 16 (Mon), 5:00 p.m.).  The selected trainees will receive coursework in Tokyo and Hiroshima (conducted entirely in English) from late August this year together with 15 trainees to be selected from other Asian countries.  They will then receive overseas on-the-job training from October until March next year and will be provided with career development support.
     
  2. This program, which started last fiscal year, is intended to develop human resources in Japan and other Asian countries with the practical capabilities necessary to extend on-site assistance in parts of the world where peacebuilding is needed.  This year’s program is the second of its kind.  In the first fiscal year, 15 out of 92 Japanese applicants were selected, and 14 Asian trainees were recommended by their respective governments.  They received training in Japan and overseas from September last year until March this year.  Continuing from the last fiscal year, this program will be commissioned to Hiroshima University.  The HPC, mainly formed by the secretariat of the program at the University, will be in charge of the management.
     
  3. The report of the first year’s program as well as outlines and application requirements for this year’s program are available on the HPC website.  

For contact:

    Hiroshima Peacebuilding Center
    c/o Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University
    1-1-89, Higashisenda-machi, Naka-ku,
    Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0053, Japan

    Tel & Fax: +81-(0)82-542-7098 (inquiries, applications)

    e-mail address: hpc@hiroshima-u.ac.jp (inquiries)

    URL: http://www.peacebuilderscenter.jp

 

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