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Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme for the 21st Century (JSPP21)

May 16, 2019
  1.  On May 16th, a planning committee on the FY 2019 annual work plan for Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme for the 21st Century was convened in Singapore. (Japanese side: Ms. Yukiko Okano, Director for Country Assistance Planning Division I, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan and concerning officials of Japan International Cooperation Agency, Singaporean side: Mr. William Tan, Director-General, Technical Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore)
  2.  The planning committee reviewed FY 2018 training courses, and confirmed that the following eight training courses focusing on JSPP21 priority areas would be conducted in FY 2019. The implementing agencies both of Japan and Singapore will coordinate the detail, and it is expected that government officials mainly from ASEAN Member States, particularly Mekong countries, will participate in these courses.
     (1)Peace and Security
      (i)Training course on Maritime Safety Management
      (ii) Training course on International Law of the Sea
     (2)Urban Governance
      (i)Training course on Urban Development under a Smart Nation Vision
     (3)Development of Private Sector
      (i) Training course on PPP framework for ASEAN countries
      (ii) Training course on Intellectual Property Protection and Rights (Under the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI))
      (iii)Training course on Promoting Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Attracting FDIs (Under IAI)
     (4)Addressing vulnerability
      (i) Training course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
     (5)Smart Initiatives
      (i)Training course on Financial Technology and Digital Economy

 Reference: Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme for the 21st Century (JSPP21)

  1.  JSPP21 is a programme that Japan and Singapore jointly conduct training courses for third countries. At the Japan-Singapore Summit Meeting held in May 1993, it was agreed that the two countries would cooperate in technical assistance to developing countries. In 1997, both countries agreed to equally share cost of training courses and to give equal partnership status to the bilateral relations. At that time, the programme was named JSPP21.
  2.  Since the establishment of JSPP21, the two countries have conducted a total of approx. 390 training courses in such fields as community policing, trade and investment promotion and maritime traffic. At each training course, the relevant ministries and agencies of the Japanese government and JICA experts give lectures to trainees, and a total of approx. 6800 people mainly from ASEAN Member States have been trained through JSPP 21.
  3.  In December 2018, Japanese and Singaporean Foreign Ministers signed a revised Memorandum of Discussion on JSPP 21 which prioritizes peace and security, urban governance, development of private sector, addressing vulnerability and smart initiative.

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