JICA Philippine Office

JICA and the Philippines
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a governmental agency of Japan which is responsible for the technical cooperation of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs. JICA has about 1,200 staff members working both in Japan and at its more than fifty overseas offices, including the Philippine Office.

JICA Philippine Office
JICA Philippine Office gives life to JICA’s motivating principles —– “Human Resources Development, Nation-building, and Heart-to-Heart Communication”

The Philippine Office is at the forefront of JICA’s country-based approach. Currently, it has a total of 63 staff members (22 Japanese and 41 National staff) and has 93 long-term experts and 53 volunteers dispatched all around the country as of May 31, 2002.

JICA’s cooperation schemes in the Philippines include:

* Individual Expert Dispatch Program (IEDP)
* Equipment Supply Program (ESP)
* Expert Team Dispatch Program (ETDP)
* Research Cooperation Program (RCP)
* Project-Type Technical Cooperation Program (PTTCP)
* Training & Youth Invitation Program
* Development Study Program (DSP)
* Support for General Grant Aid Program (GGAP)
* Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) Program
* NGO Support Program (including Community Empowerment Program (CEP) & Development Partnership Program)
* Disaster Relief

Resident Representative: Mr. Osamu NAKAGAKI
12th Floor, Pacific Star Bldg.,
Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Ext. Cor., Makati Ave.,
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O.Box 1026 Makati Central Post Office
Tel: (+632) 893-3081
Fax: (+632) 816-4222
E-mail address: jicaphil@jica.org.ph

History of JICA’s Assistance to the Philippines
- Establishment of Overseas Technical Cooperation Agency (OTCA) in Japan
- First dispatch of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) members to the Philippines
- Establishment of Philippine-Japan Fellows Association (PHILJAFA)
- Establishment of OTCA Manila Office

Establishment of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Japan. Opening of JICA Philippine Office.
- Start of the Youth Invitation Program (Presently, Friendship Programme for the 21st Century)
- Establishment of the Philippine-ASEAN-Japan Friendship Association for the 21st Century (PAJAFA)