The country courses are specifically designed based on the knowledge strengthening needs in Ecuador.
From the beginning until November of each year, KOICA receives requests for application to country courses from public institutions, which must justify the need to train in a certain subject. The requesting public entity must be clear about the purpose of the course as well as the direct and related beneficiaries.
At the end of the year, KOICA sends the application forms to the Undersecretary of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, with the purpose that this entity prioritizes the courses according to the needs of Ecuador.
Once the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sends by formal office the prioritization of courses, KOICA technically analyzes the proposals. This analysis takes about a year, since it is essential to look for a competent entity in South Korea to carry out the training requested by the country.
Once the year of analysis has elapsed, KOICA Headquarter notifies KOICA Ecuador which has (have) been the entity(s) selected, in order to hold a meeting to define the topics that will be discussed during two weeks of training in South Korea.
Depending on the content of the course requested and the budget of KOICA, these country courses can be supported for 3 consecutive years for two weeks per year.
Requirements for selected participants
Have basic knowledge of English, since the materials delivered are in this language, however the classes have simultaneous translation into Spanish.
15 participants from the same public entity or 15 participants distributed among various public institutions (depends on the applicant entity and if it considers that other institutions should benefit from training for the execution of programs or policies in Ecuador)
A minimum component of 20% of female participants in the training is requested.
Not having participated in a KOICA program in the last 3 years. (This condition may vary depending on the course)
Work on topics related to the course
Other requirements of the course
All KOICA courses include field visits, which enrich the transfer of knowledge between South Korea and Ecuador.
During 2017, KOICA trained 35 public officials in the following country courses
Durante el 2017, KOICA capacitó a 35 funcionarios públicos en los siguientes cursos país
Name of the Course
Number of Participants
Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Safety Management (2015 al 2017)
Improving Equity in Secondary Education (2016 al 2018)