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Japan announces ¥200 million WFP grant to Democratic Republic of Congo as part of TICAD VI

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will provide a ¥200 million grant (US$1.7 million) to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo through the World Food Program (WFP) as part of its commitment made at the 2016 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). The grant will be used to improve food security and reduce malnutrition in the country.

Press release – MOFA (in Japanese)

Japan Agriculture Nutrition

Japan announces ¥480 million grant to Mauritania as part of TICAD VI

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will provide a ¥480 million grant (US$4 million) to the government of Mauritania as part of its commitment made at the 2016 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). The purpose of the grant is to support improved food security and reduced malnutrition.

Press release – MOFA (in Japanese)

Japan Agriculture Nutrition

Japanese Cabinet approves ¥554 billion for ODA in FY2018 budget

The Japanese Cabinet has approved its national budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY2018). The total size of the budget is ¥97.7 trillion (US$807 billion), ¥554 billion (US$4.6 billion) of which (0.6%) is allocated to ODA. This is an increase of 0.2% compared to the ODA budget for FY2017. Out of the ¥554 billion, ¥490 billion (US$4.1 billion) will be spent by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

MOFA has four strategic pillars for ODA in FY2018: 1) Strengthening strategic diplomacy on security issues; 2) Providing humanitarian assistance to support peace-building; 3) Support for Japanese business participation in ODA activities; and 4) Strengthening communication about Japanese ODA to the global community.

MOFA FY2018 Budget Summary  Workflow (in Japanese)

MOFA FY2018 Budget Summary – Appropriation request (in Japanese)

News article – Sankei News (in Japanese)

Japan

Japan announces ¥3.2 billion grant to Cambodia for construction of teacher-training college

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will provide a ¥3.2 billion grant (US$26.5 million) to the government of Cambodia as part of commitments made at the Seventh Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and the Industrial Human Resource Development Cooperation Initiative. The grant will be used to build a college of education to train teachers for primary and secondary schools in the country.

Press release – MOFA (in Japanese)

Japan Education

Japan announces ¥1.5 billion grant to Benin as part of TICAD VI commitment

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will provide a ¥1.5 billion grant (US$12 million) to the government of Benin as part of its commitments made at the 2016 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). The grant will be used to renovate primary schools in order to increase access to schooling in the country.

Press Release – MOFA (in Japanese)

Japan Education

Japan announces US$2.9 billion in assistance to Universal Health Coverage

The Japanese government organized the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 from December 13-14, 2017 and announced that it will provide US$2.9 billion in development assistance to promote Universal Health Coverage, though it did not specify a precise time period. The Tokyo Declaration on Universal Health Coverage was also issued at the Forum, which emphasized the importance of strengthening global momentum towards UHC, accelerating country-led processes towards UHC, and promoting innovation for UHC.

Website – UHF Forum

Tokyo Declaration on Universal Health Coverage

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)

Japan Global health

Japan announces ¥4.17 billion grant to Senegal as part of TICAD VI commitment

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will provide a ¥4.17 billion grant (US$34.5 million) to the government of Senegal as part of its commitments from the 2016 Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). The grant will be used to support stable electricity supply, improve food security and malnutrition, and to train nurses and midwives in the country.

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)

Japan

Japanese council submits resolution on strengthening ODA

Japan's Strategic Council on Rebuilding Diplomacy, chaired by Hon. Nobuteru Ishihara, Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party, has submitted a resolution on strengthening Japanese ODA. The resolution also calls on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to increase the quality and quantity of Japanese embassies around the world.

News article - Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese)

Japan

Japan gives ¥2.38-billion grant to Mongolia to build new schools

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that it will provide a ¥2.38 billion (US$2 millilon) grant to the government of Mongolia. The grant will be used to develop four earthquake-resistant, disability-friendly primary and secondary schools in Ulaanbaator, the capital. The project aims to contribute to Mongolia's progress on SDG4, 'Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning'. 

Press release - MOFA (in Japanese)

Japan Education

Japan gives US$17.7 million grant for vaccines and rural development in Afghanistan

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that it will provide a US$17.7-million grant to Afghanistan, which will be used to procure life-saving vaccines against tuberculosis, measles, hepatitis B, and tetanus, as well as to improve the livelihood of 1.8 million people living in border districts in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The funding comes through UNICEF and UNDP as part of Japan's commitment made at the 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit, which focused on 'Cooperation for the Stabilization of the Middle East'.

Press release - UNICEF Afghanistan Office 

Japan Global health