Locals supported by JICA share action plans

By Mike Puia

FIVE locals who attended training in Japan and are members of the Solomon Nihon (JICA) Alumni Association presented their action plans yesterday.

The presentation of action plans was done at a session organised by the Association.

In fact, the session is a follow-up to the first one that was held last year where seven individuals presented their action plans.

When introducing the session, President of the Association, Michael Larui, said shortly after their election to the Association one of their goal was to follow-up on action plans of those who went and attended study in various learning institutes in Japan.

Every local who went and study in Japan through JICA produced action plans outlining when they will do on their return to their country, especially to their various workplace.

Some have implemented part of their action plans while others have almost implemented most things in their action plans.

Alison Sio, for instance, during her presentation, confirmed that most of the things she outlined in her action plan have been fulfilled.

Alison represented and Public Health Emergency & Surveillance Unit within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

She said the main challenge she is encountering while implementing her plan in the lack of working togetherness.

The Association’s president said getting scholars to share their plans will allow other members of the Association and staff of JICA to listen and learn about these plans and give inputs.

“Such program allows us to listen and to participate in outcome proposed by the scholars. This is a learning opportunity as it allows scholars to share they experiences and challenges,” Larui said.

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