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JICA-Net Multimedia-based Learning Materials Sample Activities[Materials utilized by JOCVs]

Materials support JICA Overseas Cooperation Volunteer[JOCV] through before-after assignment

In JOCV activity, they have some occasions of utilizing multimedia-based learning materials in pre-assignment training and actual scenes.

During training term before activity in overseas

Following materials are used in pre-assignment training of JOCV. However also people working on tasks regarding international cooperation field in overseas, not only for JOCVs, can utilize these contents widely.

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[Japanese only]" どうなる、どうする、身近なエイズ ~あなたの赴任国とHIV/AIDS~"

People in developing countries are living in the presence of HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS impinges on the lives of more people in developing countries than we can imagine.
How would you feel if someone close to you or at work had contracted HIV? What can you do about it? This instructional material was created for the purpose of enabling people who are involved in international cooperation to gain an accurate understanding of HIV/AIDS, and to not only protect themselves, but to carry out activities from the perspective of considering HIV/AIDS.
Please join us as we explore what we can do to help.

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"A Good Practice of Gender Mainstreaming for Project Management ~Girls Education in Yemen~"

Promoting girls education in countries where the gender gap is especially extreme in primary education attendance. What approaches are possible, and what needs to be taken into consideration? This material uses the example of the Broadening Regional Initiative for Developing Girls Education (BRIDGE) Program in Taiz in Yemen to introduce gender mainstreaming in the field of education. The project was managed to ascertain the situation in each school by Taiz Education office s Director for Girls Education and took a number of activities in consideration of Yemen traditions and customs, such as using religious messages, carrying out meeting with fathers and with mothers, enhancing residents understanding of girls education through the empowerment of mothers and improving the school environment by constructing separate boys and girls toilets. The project helped improve the school attendance of both boys and girls, as well as changing attitudes of residents in the area. This material carefully sets out the lessons to be taken away from this project, and how they can be adapted.

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"A Good Practice of Gender Mainstreaming for Project Management -KATC2 in Tanzania-"

This material introduces our efforts in the "Kilimanjaro Agricultural Training Centre Phase II Project Fields" as a good example of tackling the problem of streaming gender. Specifically, we produce exactly the same number of male and female joining workshops in order to promote women's participation. We also set up courses that are of particular interest to women, such as improved cooking stoves and home economics other than the agricultural technology course. This material can be used as a reference to propagate the idea of gender equality in other projects.

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"TRY IT! Environmental Education -for harmony with nature-"

This material is designed for individuals undertaking environmental education, especially those in developing countries. To conserve our irreplaceable natural environment, environmental education that shows people their connection to nature and helps them discover the importance of conserving the natural environment is necessary. This material shows a variety of environmental education programs in an easy way to understand and practice.
We hope that this material will be helpful to practice environmental education, which meets the regional needs.

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"Japan's Experience in Promoting 3R's"

As the amount of waste increases, the environmental burden rises and waste reduction has become pressing need. This provides you with the clue to the significance of 3R trough training (domestic/abroad), and practicing 3R through example of Japanese approach.

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Utilize materials in project site after assigned

Since JOCVs have been assigned to their sites, they even use materials for referring in their activities, or for sharing information about agendas between people who concerned with projects.

- To be teaching materials in waste management field in Senior JOCV activity

- To play movie contents for primary school students, local citizen groups, etc., in JOCVs patrolling sites as part of environmental education activity

- To be a reference for holding a business seminar in JOCV activity for youth in Kyrgyz Republic

- To deliver DVDs for wide-area training toward W-SAT [Water Security Action Team; the group of JOCVs working for safe water access in Africa], where they work in rural areas without internet environment.

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" "Reducing Waste Through the Promotion of Organic Waste Composting" "Takakura Composting Method"

"Reducing Waste Through the Promotion of Organic Waste Composting" : A method of "Composting" and related activities will be introduced, as one of the measures to reduce amount of wastes in developing countries.
"Takakura Composting Method": Technologies of "Takakura Composting Method" will be introduced, following the steps to prepare "Takakura Compost". One of the advantages of Takakura Composting Method is to collect fermentation agents from the locally available foods and goods.

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"Agroforestry," agriculture that cultivates forest - Producing in harmony with nature of the Amazon -

With global concern for the depletion of rain forests, we turn our attention to the technology of "Agroforestry," which can refer to simultaneous agriculture and forestry, or to a combination of forest preservation with farm management. This technology encourages the planting of tropical plants such as cacao, pepper, and passion fruit together in the rain forests, and enables management of farming while also sustaining forest ecosystems. Harvested crops are processed and exported to foreign markets. JICA has long been supporting the development and uptake of Agroforestry technology. This material explains in greater detail the history and technology of Agroforestry in the Amazon area, and aims to ensure the relevant persons understand Agroforestry.

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"An Oral History of Female Entrepreneurs Kyrgyz Republic"

This game "Fun Fun Farming" is inspired by the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) approach promoted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) along with the people of African countries. The SHEP approach, which was launched in Kenya, aims to implement "Farming as Business" with farmers taking the leading role. We hope you'll try the "Fun Fun Farming" that is practiced by African farmers.

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ASEI/PDSI Enhancing Classroom Activities for Quality Teaching in Africa

Consist of two parts
Part 1: This is the material to implement SMASSE Project, the strengthening of Mathematics and Science in Secondary Education Project in all over Kenya and to horizontally deploy ASEI & PDSI approach through SMASSE-WECSA, a Kenya-based organization that is working to develop a network for secondary mathematics and science education among countries in the Sub-Saharan region.
Part 2: This part aims at having working-teachers understand this teaching method by introducing actual ASEI classroom.

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"Rural Water Supply -Formulating a project for sustainable water supply-"

This material, "Rural Water Supply -Formulating a project for sustainable water supply-," is made for JICA staff members who will be engaged in the rural water sector for the first time. The material opens with footage explaining basic information about the rural water sector. An animated section explains the various knowledge about the rural water sector, as well as the importance of "O & M" (operation and maintenance). The footage at the end of this material introduces the SOMAP project, and uses it as a representative example of how to handle the O & M issues in the rural water sector.

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