KOICA Dispatches 1st Volunteering Group to UNFPA in Rwanda
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the lead Korean government agency dedicated to providing grant aid programs, signed a Record of Discussion (ROD) for dispatching KOICA International Development Volunteer (KIDV) with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in Rwanda on February 12.
KIDV professional volunteers are dispatched to government agencies, international organizations and international NGOs in developing countries to support research, administrative works, public policy development and more.
KOICA is planning to dispatch one member of the 6th KIDV to the UNFPA Rwanda Office in around May. The member will support research monitoring, evaluation and communication of the UNFPA’s health related programs for a year, including one month period of training for local adaptation.
Mark Bryan Schreiner, the Country Director of UNFPA Rwanda Office, emphasized that it is the “first cooperative case between KOICA and UNFPA” and he hoped that “two organizations can strengthen mutual partnership and so there can be more various forms of cooperation”.
KOICA has dispatched 4 professional volunteers to the United Nations Women (UN WOMEN), Save the Children and other organizations in Rwanda so far. KOICA will keep striving to broaden the partnership with Rwanda to expand the scope of KIDV’s activities.
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