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Dispatch of Experts on Coastal and Marine Resources Management (Japanese Regional Technical Cooperation)
by JICA(Japan International Cooperation Agency) (Government)
After Japan funded the facilities of the School of Marine Studies at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in 1998 by its grant aid, JICA has dispatched experts & volunteers in support of the School of Marine Studies. The potential of the School is high as a research & education institution in the Pacific, which holds abundant biological and mineral resources. The dispatched experts and volunteers have been assisting the School in strengthening education and research capacity for marine resources management in the Pacific region.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
February 2018
Financing (in USD)
300,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: March 2015 - February 2018
University of the South Pacific (Academic Institution) , the Pacific countries (Governments)
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Kozue Shimizu, Deputy director, Shimizu.Kozue@jica.go.jp, +679-330-2522
JICA Fiji Office
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