Koica urges graduates to be creative and innovative employing skills

14Feb 2018
Getrude Mbago
The Guardian
Koica urges graduates to be creative and innovative employing skills

THE Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has challenged alumni graduated from its education and training programme to put their skills and knowledge in good use by ensuring that they work hard to bring changes and improvement in the public service.

Dubbed “Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow” (CIAT), the Fellowship Programme is one of KOICA’s main projects to support partner countries including Tanzania secure human resources for development.

Speaking during the briefing session of the 2016/17 Master degree scholarship beneficiaries yesterday in Dar es Salaam, KOICA country director Joonsung Park urged the graduates to make sure that their stay in Korea brings positive impact in Tanzania.

In the year 2016/17 at least 12 servants from different public institutions and offices went to Korea to pursue Master degrees under CIAT fellowship.

He said that the primary objective of the fellowship programme is to share important technical skills and knowledge as well as to build capacities for sustainable socio-economic development.

 

According to him, Korea recognises crucial roles that human resources can play in the process of national development through its experience. This is why KOICA is providing targeted training programmes to partner countries for the cultivation of quality human resources.

He further said that KOICA is also strengthening its cooperation with Tanzania in the fields of health and water development.

Currently there are KOICA volunteers working in different areas in Tanzania as teachers, professors, agricultural experts and Taekwondo instructors.

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

He pledged that the agency will continue to market Tanzania’s tourists’ attractions in Korea to draw more visitors from the nation thus boost tourism sector.

For his part, one of the scholarship beneficiaries, Albert Philipo thanked KOICA for giving him the educational opportunity that has improved his carrier by adding new knowledge.

Philipo who works as an economist at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said; “I pursed Masters in International Trade and Economic Cooperation at Kyung Hee University in Korea and I was so excited to get that opportunity…My duty now is to ensure that I utilize the knowledge I got to bring changes in the country.”