The Japanese Funds-in-Trusts
Japan is actively involved in UNESCO educational, cultural and scientific projects.
In order to finance specific projects in which it takes special interest, the Government of Japan has created several funds-in-trust in various fields of competence of UNESCO. These Funds contribute, for example, to the improvement of literacy, to capacity-building, to the preservation of cultural heritage (cultural projects) and the ecosystem (scientific and research projects), to HIV/AIDS prevention, etc. Some are financed by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and others by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
These projects mainly focus on Central and Southeast Asia but Japan also pursues activities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Japan finances the selected projects, which are implemented by UNESCO in close cooperation with the local authorities, and with the active participation of local experts, technicians, students...
Prior to project's implementation, Japan organizes jointly with UNESCO, seminars or research missions and, after termination, it implements follow-up activities, such as the publication of informative or teaching material.
Our country also collaborates directly with UNESCO through scientific or technical assistance (sending of experts). Moreover, Japanese non-governmental associations, universities, foundations, etc., also take part in the implementation of these projects.
List of the Funds-in-Trust
The Japanese Trust Fund for the Preventive Education against AIDS (MEXT) (bottom of page)
Social and Human Sciences
Communication and Information
The Japanese Trust Fund for the Promotion of Effective use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education (MEXT)
The Japanese Trust Fund for the Information for All Programme (MEXT)
Official website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Official website of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
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