Moroccan-Japanese Fishery Seminar for African Countries to Open in Agadir
The Agadir Fishing Technologies Institute and The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are staging in Agadir on November 17 the 3rd regional training seminar on “the setting up and updating of sea-fishery training institutions,” reported Morocco news agency (MAP)
Citing a JICA press release Thursday, the agency said the seminar is part of tripartite cooperation between Morocco, Japan and other African countries recommended by the Oct. 1998 Tokyo international conference on African development.
This third meeting targets the improvement of training structures and capacity in sea-fisheries at the regional level using Moroccan expertise and know-how, said the release.
Trainees for this seminar come from Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cape-Verde, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo, according to the agency.
JICA is responsible for the technical cooperation aspect of Japan's Official Development Assistance programs.
Technical cooperation is aimed at the transfer of technology and knowledge that can serve the socioeconomic development of the developing countries. JICA carries out a variety of programs to support the nation building of developing countries through such technical cooperation, according to JICA’s website.
JICA has about 1,200 staff members working both in Japan and at its more than fifty overseas offices – (Several Sources)
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