Japan contributes additional 2.4 million USD to UNIDO project in Uganda

The Government of Japan has decided to extend its grant aid to Uganda. UNIDO will cooperate with Japan and Uganda in implementing “The Project for Development of the Construction Equipment Operator Training Centre” in the Republic of Uganda with funding from Japan amounting to 262,000,000 Japanese Yen (approx. 2.4 million USD).
On 8 August, in Kampala, Mr. Kazuaki Kameda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Uganda and Mr. Bruno Otto Tokwiny, UNIDO Country Representative, Country Office in Uganda, signed and exchanged Notes regarding implementation of the  project.
As part of the project, a training center for construction equipment operators will be established. The training curriculum and materials will be developed in collaboration with Japanese private companies. UNIDO will provide training of trainers (ToT) for instructional staff and assist them in conducting operational trainings for construction equipment operators. The project aims at contributing to the sustainable and industrial development of Uganda through supporting the sustainable and systematic human capital development in the area of infrastructure development.
From 28 to 30 August 2019, the Government of Japan will host the seventh Tokyo International Conference in African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan. The promotion of “quality infrastructure” in Africa is one of the highlighted areas of the TICAD process, to which this project is expected to significantly contribute.

UNIDO press release : "Japan and UNIDO to build Equipment Operator Training Centre in Uganda"
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