What's New Archives 2011-2012
Handover Ceremony for the "Project of the Construction of Primary Schools" in Central African Republic
The official handover ceremony for the Project of the Construction of Primary Schools in Central African Republic took place on September 13, 2012 at the Government Primary School Begoua, in the presence of the Minister of Basic, Primary and Secondary Education and Literacy and the Ambassador of Japan, Tsutomu ARAI. The funds disbursed in 2010 by the Government of Japan as grant aid, enabled the construction of 11 Government Primary Schools and 119 classrooms in RCA. More precisely, 9 Government Primary Schools and 95 classrooms were built in Bangui as well as 2 Government Primary Schools and 24 classrooms in the Ombella Mpocko Prefecture in the northern part of the capital.
Japan’s objective is to improve on schooling conditions, the quality of education and to increase the rate of school attendance in the targeted zones.
Signing Ceremony of Exchange of Notes for the “Rural Hydraulics Project (Phase V) in the North and Extreme North regions”
The official signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes relative to the “Rural Hydraulics Project (Phase V) in the North and Extreme North regions” by the cooperation between Japan and Cameroon took place on September 7, 2012 in the conference hall of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development in the presence of H.E. Emmanuel NGANOU DJOUMESSI, Minister of the above mentioned ministry, H.E. ATANGANA KOUNA, Minister of Water and Energy, and the Ambassador of Japan, Tsutomu ARAI.
This grant aid of a total sum of 4 billion 608 million FCFA will enable the construction of 189 drillings with motorized manual pumps in the North and Extreme North regions of Cameroon.
The realization of this project will provide permanent access to potable water and thereby reduce water borne diseases as well as improve on the hygienic conditions of the inhabitants. Women will no longer have to walk long distances to fetch water and as a result, the time saved will enable them carryout other activities beneficial to the community such as gardening, small scale breeding and the supervision of children.
Through this project, the Government of Japan wishes to reinforce her assistance to Cameroon in pursuit of her laudable efforts towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to which she adheres.
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship for 2013
Grant Contract signature ceremony for the project entitled “The Project for Demining Operations in Northern Chad”
The Grant Contract signature ceremony for the project entitled “The Project for Demining Operations in Northern Chad” was held at the Embassy of Japan in Chad with Residence in Yaounde on 23rd March 2012, in the presence of Mr Kazuhiko FUJITA, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy. Within the framework of this project, MAG International received a grant of EUR 324,800 to purchase a demining machine which will enhance the effectiveness of demining operations that were formerly done manually. The implementation of this project shall enable the inhabitants of Borkou, Ennedi and Tibesti regions of northern Chad to carry out their socioeconomic activities in safety and stability.
Signing Ceremonies for the four Grass-Roots Projects for 2011
Signing ceremonies for the four micro-projects took place in Yaounde in the presence of the Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Tsutomu ARAI. The titles of the projects and the dates of signature are as follows: 1) The Project for Construction and Equipping of Public School of Toungang Village III (14 November); 2) The Project for Strengthening Services of 12 Health Centers in the Department of Noun (16 November); 3) The Project for Construction of Boreholes in the Far North Region of Cameroon (16 November); and 4) The Project for Rehabilitation, Extension and Improvement of the Tingoh Health Center (9 December)
Inauguration Ceremonies for Three Grass-Roots Projects in the North and Extreme-North Regions
Inauguration ceremonies for the three micro-projects took place in the North and Extreme-North regions in the presence of the Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Tsutomu ARAI. The titles of the projects and the date of inaugurations are as follows: 1) The Project for Installation of Ice Making Machine for Fishery Management Center in Maga (21 November); 2) The Project for the Construction of Village Granaries for Grassroots Groups (22 November); and 4) The Project for Construction of Public Satellite School in Rey Bouba Village (23 November)
The Opening Ceremony of the First International Seminar of the EIFORCES
The opening ceremony of the first international seminar of the EIFORCES (International Security Forces Training School) took place on 31 October 2011 in the presence of the Ambassador Arai. This seminar was organised as part of the UNDP project for the capacity building of the EIFORCES for which Japanese Government contributed 718,320 US dollars. The theme of the seminar is the role of the Police in the peacekeeping activities. 20 executives of Police and Gendarmerie coming from 7 Member States of the ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States) are participating in the seminar taught by the experts of ICRC, UNDP and the University of Yaoundé II.
19th July 2011
The Exchange of Notes for the 5th Project for Construction of Primary Schools in Cameroon
The official ceremony for the Exchange of Notes for the 5th Project for Construction of Primary Schools in the North West region of Cameroon took place on Tuesday, 19th July 2011 in Yaounde in the presence of His Excellency Yaouba Abdoulaye, Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Her Excellency Madame Youssouf Hadidja Alim, Minister of Basic Education, and the Ambassador of Japan in Cameroon His Excellency Keiji YAMAMOTO. The fund worth 5,4 billion FCFA (966 million Japanese Yens ) that the Embassy of Japan is to disburse, will enable the construction of 18 complete schools (including 29 group schools and 2 new group schools) with 190 classrooms in the North West region. Japan aims to contribute to the efforts of the Cameroonian government towards the achievement of one of the Millennium Development Goals which targets universal primary education by 2015. Since 1997 and by the end of 4th Project, Japan had disbursed the sum of 10 billion 319 millions Japanese Yens as non-refundable grant aid (as mentioned in the Exchange of Notes) for the construction of 104 schools with 1,331 classrooms in the nine regions of Cameroon.
- July 2011
Japan's ODA Plan (Rolling Plan) for Cameroon
27th June 2011
The Exchange of Notes for "Project for Rebuilding social facilities in the North and South-East Region which contributes to promoting community empowerment in the Central African Republic"
The Ambassador of Japan His Excellency Keiji YAMAMOTO and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Childrenfs Fund (UNICEF) Ms. Tanya Chapuisat signed Exchange of Notes for a sum of 5 billion 668 thousands FCFA in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), for gProject for Rebuilding social facilities in the North and South-East Region which contributes to promoting community empowerment in the Central African Republic.h This project will be implemented by UNICEF, and its objective is to support the Northern and Southern regions of Central African Republic which are affected by conflicts, through the construction, repairing and providing equipments for classrooms in primary schools, health centers, and youth centers. This project will improve the educational environment for 20 000 children, increase access to potable water for more than 150 000 persons, and expand the reach of health services.
- 19th May 2011
Information on 2012 Scholarships
- 12th April 2011
Opening of the website
The Embassy of Japan in Cameroonfs website is now open. We hope it will ease access to information on Japan and the Embassy.
4th March 2011
Exchange of Notes for the Project to Strengthen and Extend the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Networks
The Ambassador of Japan His Excellency Keiji YAMAMOTO and the Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development His Excellency Louis Paul MOTAZE signed a loan agreement of a sum of about 16 billion 900 million FCFA. During the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) in May 2008, the Government of Japan committed to reinforce cooperation in the area of infrastructures in African countries and Japan has materialized this commitment through this Project.
25th February 2011
Visit to a Health Center in Ngaoundere
Under the Non-Project Grant Aid signed in 2006, 25 socio-economic development projects in the areas of education, health and agriculture are being executed.
On the 25th of February 2011, the Ambassador Yamamoto visited the Lamido Hayatou Islamic Health Centre in Ngaoundere in the Adamaoua Region, which is one of the projects financed by the Non-Project Grant Aid.
25th February 2011
Official Ceremony of Handing Over Keys for Primary Schools in Ngaoundere
Five primary schools have been constructed in Ngaoundere by the non-refundable grant aid by Japan, and the official ceremony of handing over keys was held on the 25th February 2011.
23rd February 2011
Official Ceremony of Handing Over Keys of the School for the Deaf and Mute in Garoua
The official ceremony of handing over keys of the school for the deaf and mute, which was financed by the 2008 Grass-Roots Human Security Grant was held in Garoua.
19th February 2011
Official Ceremony of Handing Over Keys of Primary Schools in Bertoua
Four public primary schools have been built in Bertoua by the non-refundable grant aid by Japan. On 19 February 2011, the keys of these schools in Bertoua were officially handed over.
21st January 2011
Seminar on measures to fight against natural disasters in Lakes Nyos and Monoun
The seminar on "Magmatic Fluid Supply into Lakes Nyos and Monoun and Mitigation of Natural Disasters through Capacity Building in Cameroon" was organized by the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation in Yaounde. This seminar marked the launching of the "Scientific and Technological Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)", financed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). About 100 participants were present among which, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation Mrs. Ebelle Etame, the Director of the Geological and Mining Research Institute Professor Joseph Hell, Professor Oba of the Tokai University and Professor Ueda and Professor Kusakabe of Toyama University.
More information about the project (English)