Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders

Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders

Last date to apply

July 17, 2016

About Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders

  • Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders is a biannual exchange programme for young Asian leaders to learn best practices in tackling disaster education, preparedness and post-disaster recovery
  • The whole program in HANDs! Project is fully funded by The Japan Foundation, Asia Center. HANDs have been launched with a motive to create access to disaster-related programmes for those who are not aware but are concerned members of society.
  • Not only this but also they want to teach the disaster education in an enjoyable way so that it becomes the memorable experience for the younger generation.
  • Last date to apply is July 17, 2016
  • Selected candidates will get a chance to join study tours in Indonesia and Philippines as well as Thailand and Japan to observe past and ongoing creative efforts by local organisations. 

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Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and India
Class/ Age  Graduate student
Details
  • Candidate must be a young professional and must have minimum one year of work experience.
  • Candidate must belong to Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and India
  • Candidate must have interest or experience in performing community engagement in such fields as disaster education, preparedness and post-disaster recovery. Individuals who have worked on other social issues are also encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates who are eager to learn from other countries’ experience of post-disaster recovery and disaster preparedness.
  • Candidate should be 35 years or below as on July 31, 2015
  • Candidate should possess fair English proficiency and good communication skills
  • Applicants must be in good physical and mental conditions.

Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders Reward

First Trip

  • The selected candidates during the first year i.e. 2016 will have an opportunity to be a part of the Study Tour of 20 days to Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Japan.
  • In each country they will learn about disaster education
  • The first trip, is scheduled in late September to early October 2015 

Second trip

  • The second trip is scheduled to visit Thailand and Japan in February 2017
  • For the second Trip the selected candidates are will have to propose a new project on disaster education to the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

At the end of the study tours, participants will develop project proposals for review by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. If approved, they will be given seed funding to implement the plans.

Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders Application form and Process

For young professional applicants:

Candidates have to download the Application Form 

Enclosures to be attached with the Application form

  • Identity Card
  • Curriculum Vitae (must not exceed 5 pages in length)
  • Two samples of recent works in English

For university student applicants

Candidates have to download the Application Form from the official website.

Enclosures to be attached with the Application form

  • Identity Card
  • Curriculum Vitae (must not exceed 2 pages in length)
  • Any additional material related to disaster-related activities

Submission of the Application Form

The duly filled in Application Form along with all other attachments has to be sent to HANDs! Project Committee at hands@jpf.or.id before July 17, 2016.

The subject Line of the Email should be: “HANDs – Young Professional / University Student - Applicant’s Name”

Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders Selection Process

The Selection Process will be done between July 18, 2016 to July 29, 2016.

Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders Address

Gedung Summitmas 1 3rd Floor, JL Jend.Sudirman Kavling 61-62, JAKARTA, 12190, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, 

Japan Foundation HANDs! Exchange Programme for Young Asian Leaders Contact Details

Purwoko Adhi Nugroho 
Tel +62-21-520-1266
Fax +62-21-525-5159
Mobile +62-811-168-0824
E-mail adhi@jpf.or.id

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