Usability expands with various languages other then English and Japanese
Multimedia-based learning materials aiming for utilization in various area are translated in various languages.
Except English, we have some materials which were translated into main languages as French, Spanish, and other unique languages in their area to utilize the materials locally. Maltilingual materials will be able to utilize toward many different people.
In FY2016, following utilization cases were seen;
- "IRODORI - Rural community empowerment through exploring local resources-" Nepali ver. => Using as a reference for JOCV presentation in Bhutan.
-"Technical Expertise of Japan in Solid Waste Management" Arabic ver. => Handed out the disks to JICA Kowledge Co-creation program participants.
*The Material(s) mainly applied
"IRODORI Rural community empowerment through exploring local resources"
Japanese / English / French / Spanish / Nepali / Sinhala / Farsi / Tamil / Dzongkha / Serbian / Albanian
This material introduces "IRODORI" as an example of business model which was considered how to utilize the local resources from the viewpoint of outsider, then finally read as success with attachment and self-confidence approach toward local community in Kamikatsu village, Tokushima Prefecture. IRODORI is commercialize business of garnishes, named "Tsumamono" which are used in Japanese traditional restaurants for decollate dishes, gathering by local people in Kamikatsu village. This material includes introduction movie of the process of IRODORI and the participants, references as the training plan sheet for workshops, Q&A, the scenario with details.
"Technical Expertise of Japan in Solid Waste Management"
Japanese / English / Spanish / Arabic
The technology of Japan's solid waste management has started to improve public health since the restructuring period after WWII. Japan has completed its incineration and reclamation technology, after repeated trial and error. The next step has involved studies designed to bring about a recycling society. This material introduces the efforts made by administrations, citizens, and businesses. Also, this material is designed to make people understand the fact that Japan once had the same problem with managing solid waste that developing countries are facing at present. But Japan has overcome such difficulties. Here, people can be sure that they also can improve their situation in developing countries, by learning of the measures taken by Japan to improve its situation.
"What is KAIZEN? Improving Quality of Healthcare"
Japanese / English / French / Spanish / Arabic
This material describes the concept and overview of KAIZEN, the seven steps of KAIZEN and KAIZEN activities implemented at Iizuka Hospital in Japan and in public hospitals in Tanzania.
"Reducing Waste Through the Promotion of Organic Waste Composting" "Takakura Composting Method"
Japanese / English / Spanish / Sinhala / Tamil
"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.
"Improving Hospital Management with TQM: Total Quality Management"
Japanese / English / French / Portugese
This teaching material, Improving Hospital Management with TQM: Total Quality Management, aims to assist JICA personnel and persons in developing countries, who are engaged in hospital management, to understand improvement of hospital management with TQM through the cases of Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
"'Agroforestry', agriculture that cultivates forest - Producing in harmony with nature of the Amazon -"
Japanese / English / Spanish / Portugese
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.
"The Lessons from Livelihood Improvement Experiences in Postwar Japan"
Japanese / English / French / Spanish / Arabic / Sinhala
This material was made for Japanese organizations that help developing countries as a reference for their assistance work.
Currently, in each livelihood improvement project, there is a tendency to introduce improved kamados, as just an input activity, without considering the social context, and handicraft or food processing are introduced as a livelihood improvement project just because income improvement is the main objective. Therefore, this material is designed to deepen the understanding through example cases based on 5 key ideas: farm village development, poverty reduction, production activities compatible with the target group's lifestyle, participatory development, and synergetic effects between administrations and residents.