General Information of Leaders' Course in 2005

  PROGRAM TITLE Leaders of Persons with Disabilities
  PROGRAM NO. J05-00430
1. BACKGROUND Majority of the persons with disabilities, whose number is estimated 6-700 million in the world, are deprived of various social opportunities,approximately twenty percent (20%) of the poorest of the poor in developing countries are said to be the persons with disabilities. The situations surrounding PWDs in developing countries are very severe, which stems from the following two factors; 1) institutional aspect such as lack of employment opportunities and deprivation of their right, 2) social aspect (lack of social integration.) such as prejudice and discrimination. The issue of the supporting PWDs requires extensive efforts Soit is important to support their activities for social integration along with institutional improvement. The movement by PWDs themselvesincluding their organizations and families are one of the indispensable elements. Therefore, fostering leaders of PWDs is essential for tackling the issue.

Taking the above-mentioned viewpoints into consideration, it is at mostimportant to give a support for the empowerment of PWDs, their familiesand organizations through nurturing leaders of PWDs.

2. TARGET ORGANIZATIONS Persons with disabilities who are leaders of governmental or non-governmental organizations/groups of persons with disabilities with more than three (3) years of experience in the relevant field.
3. CONCEPT Based on the idea of “Society for All”, the training program compris es development objectives relating to four level: – self-development – building network – organizations

– respective regions/countries

4. OUTCOME/PURPOSE Empowerment of persons with disabilities and related organizations within each country, to promote their social participation and welfare development
5. OUTPUTS To produce feasible action plans and submit final reports to JICA within 6 months of their return. It is expected that the plans and reports be based on the following points, adjusted for each country:

  1. Study the relationships between previous Japanese government policie s and movements for/of persons with disabilities in relation to the issu es and situations in one’s own country.
  2. From the movements and activities for persons with disabilities in J apan, recognize the fact that persons with disabilities are entitled to the same rights as those without disabilities.
    Identify how to empower peer groups within one’s home society and raise awareness of disability issues within the society.
  3. Study support activities and services for persons with disabilities in and identify how the knowledge can be applied in one’s own country.
6. ACTIVITIES DURATION OF THE PROGRAM Lectures, Site visits, Discussions, Report Writing, Presentations and others. September 2005 to November 2005
  1stPHASE (conducted in Japan) 【Duration】 September 27, 2005 – November 19, 2005 【Activities】

Please refer to Curriculum.

  2nd PHASE 【Duration】 November 20, 2005 – May 19, 2006 【Activities】

Submission of Final Report

  1. Round-trip ticket between an international airport designated by JICA and Japan.
  2. Allowance (accommodation, living expenses, books, shipping)
  3. Expenses for study toursBasically paid in the form of train ticket(s) or chartered bus
  4. Free medical care for participants who become ill after arrival in Japan (costs related to pre-existing illness, pregnancy or dental treatment are not included)
  5. Expenses for program implementation including materials Seethe brochure, KENSHU-IN GUIDE BOOK p. 9-16, given to each selected candidate before (or at the time of) the pre-departure orientation.
  6. Arrangement of
    1) Module

    1. Lectures
    2. Site visits
    3. Discussions
    4. Presentations
    5. Orientation
    6. Evaluation Meeting
    7. Closing Ceremony
    8. Others

    2) Personnel

    1. Members of Program committee
    2. Officers of Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities(JSRPD)
    3. Japanese experts in various items of the subject
    4. A JICA program officer
    5. A JICE training officer and a coordinator
    6. Others

    3) Materials (printouts/publications) 4) Rooms/equipment/transportation, etc. Conference rooms at the JSRPD, seminar room at JICA Tokyo

    5) Other items

  2) BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRY/COUNTRIES The governmentof the participating country/countries nominate and recommend an applicant(s) fulfilling the requirements for the 1st Phase in Japandesignated at the “8. CONDITIONS AND PROCEDUREFOR APPLICATION” on page 4 in accordance with the procedures mentioned in the “PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION” given below.


Tokyo International Center (JICA TOKYO) Address: 2-49-5 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0066, Japan TEL: 81-3-3485-7051 FAX: 81-3-3485-7904 (81: country code for Japan, 3: area code) Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities(JSRPD) 1-22-1,Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0052, Japan

TEL: 81-3-5273-0601 FAX: 81-3-5273-1523 (81: country code for Japan, 3: area code)

  3) ACCOMMODATION TokyoInternationalCenter (JICA TOKYO) Address: 2-49-5 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0066, Japan TEL: 81-3-3485-7051FAX: 81-3-3485-7904 (81: country code for Japan, 3: area code)

If no room is available at JICA TOKYO, JICA will arrange alternative accommodations for the participants.

  1. Present position, assignment: be persons with disabilities who are leaders of governmental or non-governmental organizations/groups of persons with disabilities
  2. Occupational Background: have a minimum of 3 years of experience
  3. Age: 25-40 years of age, in principle,
  4. Language: be proficient in spoken and written English
  5. Health: be in good health, both physically and mentally, to participate in the Core phase in Japan,
  6. Not be serving in any form of military services
  7. be aware of issues to be solved
  8. not have participated in this training course in the past.
  1. Governments desiring to nominate applicants for the Core phase in Japanshould fill in and forward one (1) original and three (3) copies of the Nomination Form (Form A2A3)for each applicant, to a JICA office (or an Embassy of Japan) by July 27, 2005.
  2. The JICA office (or Embassy of Japan) will inform the applying government of acceptance or non-acceptance of a nominee’s application no later than August 26, 2005.
  3. Preparation of the Inception Report Before coming to Japan, participants are required to write a InceptionReport (detailed information is provided in the Annex 2) in order to make it easy to develop mutual discussions, which are scheduled for the Inception Report Presentation Session. The Inceptionreport should be sent to JICA or the Japan International Cooperation Center by July 27, 2005, preferably by e-mail to: Each participant will be given time for his/her presentation and for questions and answers. At this time, an OHP and PowerPoint 2002 are available to assist in giving the presentations.
  3) OTHER MATTERS: (1) A PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION A pre-departure orientation will be held at JICA overseas offices (or Embassies of Japan) to provide the selected candidates with details on travel to Japan, conditions of the 1st Phase in Japan, and other matters. Participants will see a video “Training in Japan,” and receive a Resource books &hand book and cassette tape, “Simple Conversation in Japanese.” A brochure, the KENSHU-IN GUIDE BOOK, will be handed to each selected candidate before (or at the time of) the orientation.
  (2) ATTENTION Participants are required: 1. not to change the subject of the 1st Phase in Japan or extend the periodof the 1st Phase in Japan, 2. not to bring with them any members of their family, 3. to return to their home countries at the end of the 1st Phase in Japan according to the international travel schedule designated by JICA, 4. to refrain from engaging in political activities or any form of employment for profit or gain, and 5. to observe the rules and regulations of their place of accommodation and not to change the accommodations designated by JICA. (Participants who have successfully completed the 1st Phase will be awarded a certificate by JICA.)

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