The training course, commissioned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was conducted from September 6 to September 24, 2021. The objective of the course was to support capacity-building efforts in developing countries. Nine participants composed of government officials from Armenia (1), Botswana (1), Cuba (1), Honduras (1), Malaysia (3), and Zambia (1) attended. In addition, six observers, including two returnees from the past training course participated in this year.
Continuing from last year, this year’s training was also conducted in a combination of online lectures and offline lectures in distance training due to the global pandemic. Part 2 of the training course joining with participants from FY2020 will also be conducted in distance training in January next year.
The training began with identifying issues in our own countries and sharing information with each other. The participants received lectures on various topics such as governmental lake basin environmental conservation efforts and the lectures from multiple perspectives, including industry, agriculture, economy, environmental education, and community participation. They are working hard to create their action plans. Part 2 of the training will be held in January and will include a virtual tour of related facilities.