Home | News    Friday 5 September 2014

JICA awards scholarships to five Sudanese to study in Japan


September 4, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA) announced on Thursday that five Sudanese have been awarded scholarships to study for a masters degree in Japan.

The participants will also undertake internships in Japanese enterprises as part of the African Business Education Initiative for Youth, also known as the ABE initiative.

JPEG - 7.6 kb

The winners are Abeer Saleh Mohammed (international economic policies), Afnan Abayazeed Muhammad (mining and environment), Aisha Gaily al-Imam (orchards), Hala Saadalla Malik al-Madani (corn productivity) and Nizar Omar Abdel-Majid Magbool (rice productivity).

According to a JICA bulletin, they will be dispatched to five different universities in the period from September 2014 to September 2017.

The objective of the ABE Initiative is to support young personnel who have the potential to contribute to the development of industries in Africa. Its expected outcome is a network of potential contributors to the development of African industries who will also lead Japanese businesses to engage further in economic activities in Africa.

The ABE initiative was announced by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) held in Yokohama in 2013.

Initially, only six African countries were allowed to participate including Sudan. All remaining countries will take part starting in 2015.

Magbool said he wants to study the effects of pesticide use levels on improving the productivity of rice and expressed his gratitude for this opportunity adding that he expects to improve the productivity of rice through his studies and contribute to the activation of the agricultural sector in Sudan.

The participants were invited to attend an orientation at the agency’s office in Khartoum with the JICA resident representative Seiichi Koike. They stressed their desire to take advantage of the program after returning from Japan.

Koike pointed to the need to benefit from the academic program and the expertise and experience of the Japanese private sector and get familiar with the Japanese culture as well.

JICA encouraged those wishing to apply for the second batch of the ABE initiative to review the website of the organisation, stressing that 30 September is the deadline.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Why the order establishing 28 states should be nullified 2015-10-04 10:29:29 By James Okuk On Friday 2nd October 2015 in Juba and quoting as usual Article 101 of Transitional Constitution of South Sudan (2011), President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued “Establishment Order (...)

Who to benefit from the Somaliazation of South Sudan? 2015-10-01 19:01:51 By Steve Paterno The question above is becoming more prevalent now more than ever, with the "imposition of peace agreement", (to borrow Riek Machar's phrase), along with President Salva Kiir's (...)

Lessons of Maridi fuel tanker “tragic incident” 2015-09-26 15:10:10 By Isaac Yak R. Tutdel The Republic of South Sudan, on 17th September 2015, learned with great dismay the massive loss of lives caused by fuel tanker which overturned and unexpectedly caught (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan Democracy First Group Statement on The International Day for Democracy 2015-10-01 22:18:58 22 September 2015 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) commemorated on 15 September 2015 the International Day for Democracy, which the United Nations (UN) marks as a day to encourage governments (...)

Ambassador Buay congratulates South Sudanese diplomats for blocking sanctions 2015-09-19 00:20:30 SOUTH SUDAN DIPLOMATS IN MOSCOW SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED FOR PERSUADING THE FEDERATION OF RUSSIA TO BLOCK SANCTIONS For Immediate Release 9/18/2015 The people of South Sudan are extremely (...)

HRW urges African Union and United Nations to protect civilians in Darfur 2015-09-10 07:10:11 Sudan: Special Force Rampages in Darfur UN, AU Should Urgently Increase Civilian Protection (New York, September 9, 2015) – A Sudanese government special force has gone on two sprees of killings (...)


Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.