Ministry of Economy invites business to request JICA volunteers

The Ministry of Economy (MEPyD) is calling on public, educational and non-governmental entities interested in technical assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to apply now through 20 February. JICA is offering assistance in competitiveness, environmental protection, climate change mitigation, social and land development, sports, culture, the arts and more.

Japanese volunteers can be requested for two-year periods, which can be extended. Anyone interested should contact Ronaldo Torres, the cooperation officer at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development’s Under Ministry for International Cooperation, Tel 809 221-5140.

The government of Japan pays for the volunteers’ international travel and medical expenses. The host needs to cover local transport, food and board.

JICA has been sending volunteers since 1985, and an estimated 900 Japanese volunteers have assisted Dominicans in areas including community development, quality control, marketing, mathematics, environment and physical therapy.

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