BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE Pacific Leaders Educational Assistance for Development of state (LEAD) long term program through Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to foster young leaders within the 14 pacific Island countries.
This was spelt out in a recent news release of JICA.
Having the aim of fostering young leaders has driven JICA to open this new program of higher education for future leaders of the Pacific region.
The report says it offers opportunities for young leaders to study in Japanese Universities that will further strengthen the relationship between their countries and Japan.
Hence, JICA Solomon Islands hope accepted participants from Solomon Islands (SI) will contribute actively to the development of SI with the experience and skills they acquire in Japan.