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Jambo Kenya

July 24, 2019 0 comments gundihill

Jambo!

KOICA Kenya Office has been a good friend of Kenya over the years. Since 2008, we have worked together to help Kenya in its development agenda, especially in the areas of Water, Education, and Health. Currently, in line with the Big 4 Agenda and Vision 2030, our support initiatives in Kenya are now also targeting development of education and water supply with a view to providing opportunities for economic empowerment and self-fulfillment as a whole.

KOICA has continued to offer year by year training courses with the aim of supporting the human resource development of Kenya. By 2018, KOICA had invited over 1087 Kenyan personnel to Korea for training and sharing of experiences. This past year, we have offered more areas of training in capacity building, including short course fellowship programs in Health, Public Procurement, and Public Sector Productivity. This year, KOICA is also sponsoring more than ten applicants for Master’s Degree programs in South Korea for a period of seventeen months in different areas including Industry and Trade Policy; Urban Development Policy; Fisheries; Community Development; Finance and Tax Policy; and Global Education Leadership. By strategically expanding post-management activities through the KOICA Alumni, the effects of these training programs have also been enhanced and networks facilitated. This support plan has allowed KOICA to provide systematic and coherent assistance to trainees who have returned to their home countries. KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter (KAKC), whose members are by virtue of Korean goodwill ambassadors, has gone a long way in providing a bridge between Korea and Kenya. This ‘bridging’ role KAKC plays in the relations between Korea and Kenya can therefore not be undermined.

“I would like to appreciate KAKC on their continued support, and also congratulate them on the activities they have carried out, including the launch of this website – an initiative that will highlight the continued growth of KAKC. Hongera!

Our goal is to “Leave No One Behind” in the global village. And as we soar hand in hand to new heights in our partnership, we will endeavor to continue sharing and utilizing Korea’s know-how in development, in the same spirit.

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Asante Sana!

SHIN Soyeon

Country Director

KOICA Office in Kenya

KARIBUNI WOTE

July 24, 2019 0 comments gundihill

Hello fellows,

I welcome you all to the new face of the KAKC (Koica Alumni Kenya Chapter) website. This indeed is a step we needed as an association, to let the world understand and appreciate who we are as well as to coordinate our association in one platform as we strengthen our relationship between the two countries – KENYA and SOUTH KOREA.

The government of Korea and Kenya has had a long bilateral relationship, with Korea continuing to offer support to Kenya as it journeys towards economic development by sharing its policies and strategies with Kenya so as to contribute to her socio-economic development. Korea believes it can play an important role in consolidating the gains of devolution in Kenya’s History. To achieve this Korea through KOICA has been able to invite over 1154 Kenyan officials by July 2019 to South Korea for training and sharing experience, to enhance their current technical and administrative skills with the aim of applying them to their development.

Upon return to Kenya, the KOICA fellows are required to share their Korean training and experiences to their local county Governments and time to time are required to participate in activities organized by the executive committee. Thus “LEARNING THROUGH SHARING.”

KOICA fellows are given an opportunity to form and run the affairs of the association with the support from the KOICA office as it’s mandated to be the overall oversight and advisor of the association.

I, therefore, wish to challenge each and every beneficiary of the KOICA training (both short and long term(masters) training) to purpose to attend the associations’ activities and to help strengthen the association between these two countries. Fellows are therefore regarded as ambassadors of Kenya in Korea and as well as Korean ambassadors in Kenya. I also encourage each and every one of us to write an article on their experiences in Korea and also to document the best practice he/she has implemented in Kenya following their fellowship programs in South Korea, of which all shall be published in this website.

I am looking forward to having an interactive alumni association.

KARIBUNI WOTE.
Sankaire Daniel
Secretary-General.