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Fellowship Program CIAT

 

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2015 KOICA Fellowship Program Plan
CIAT Brochure

Program Overview

The KOICA Fellowship Program is one of KOICA’s main projects to support partner countries secure human resources for their development. The primary objective of the Fellowship Program is to share important technical skills and knowledge as well as to build capacities for sustainable socio-economic development.
As a first step to share the special experiences and knowledge of Korea, KOICA has been conducting grant aid and technical cooperation programs. Thus far, approximately 50,000 participants have participated in the Fellowship Program offered by KOICA. In 2014, KOICA plans to promote a various types of the Fellowship Program intended for about 4,600 participants.

Policymakers and the technical staff members of partner countries are invited to learn about the development experience of Korea and acquire new technical and managerial skills. Furthermore, the Fellowship Program is greatly involved in promoting a positive image of Korea.

Goals of the Fellowship Program

The KOICA Fellowship Program aims to:

- Support the sustainable socio-economic development of its partner countries by sharing Korea’s development experiences and knowledge.

- Push the development process forward by capacity building through human resource development (HRD).

- Promote understanding between the countries and build amicable relations with partner countries.

History of the program

1963
The Fellowship Program was started through USAID's funds to support partner countries.

1965
The Korean government implemented the Fellowship Program as part of its budget.

1999
The International Cooperation Center was established for the participants of the Fellowship Program.

2008
The International Cooperation Center (ICC) moved to the location of the new KOICA building.

2012
KOICA launched the new brand name “CIAT” for the KOICA Fellowship Program.

KOICA Fellowship Program Brand, Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow (CIAT)

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“CIAT,” which means seed (씨앗) in Korean, represents the idea which CIAT stands for. A seed is small, but it can grow into a large tree. KOICA has launched its new brand name, Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow (CIAT), with hopes of contributing to the socio-economic development of its partner countries in 2012.

Korea recognizes crucial roles that human resources can play in the process of national development through its experience. This is why KOICA is providing targeted training programs to partner countries for the cultivation of quality human resources. By partnering with domestic public agencies, think tanks and universities, KOICA is committed to providing high quality education and training programs to participants. In addition, as the messenger of Korea’s warm heart, the alumni of the CIAT delivers the message of hope to people and makes actual contributions to the development of their country.

 

Types of KOICA Fellowship Programs

Standard

Classification

Definition

Participants

Country-specific

-Programs that are based on the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and policy priorities of the recipient country.
-Programs that are customized for each recipient country reflecting its reality and demands.

Regional

-Programs that aim for solving regional shared development tasks in a region (target member nations grouped by continent, language or local community).

Global

- Programs that reflect several types of demand based on Korea's comparative advantages and foreign policy strategies.

Period

Short-term

- Less than three months

Mid-term

- Three months to one year.
- Mainly for the science and engineering field which requires technology transfers, certificate acquirement, etc.

Long-term

- More than one year. - Professional programs such as scholarship programs.

Means of Cooperation

Regular

- Programs that are entrusted to domestic organizations with KOICA finances.

Cooperative

- Programs that are financed collaboratively by KOICA and other donating nations or by KOICA and third nations.

Joint

- Programs where KOICA and international organizations or regional organizations share the financial burden.

 

KOICA Fellowship Program Process


1. Orientation: To improve understanding of Korea and to help participants adapt to the living environment through introducing Korea's development history, ODA, language and culture.

2. Country Report: To share the situation and issues of certain fields in participating nations with others and develop practical measures to apply the knowledge, technology and experience that they have learned through the program to their field work.

3. Fellowship Program (Including Industrial Inspection and Cultural Experience): To attain Korea's development experience and industrial expertise through lectures, practice, study visits and field trips in accordance with the program objectives.

4. Action Plan: To present the participants' future plans and how they will apply the knowledge and technology learned through the program after they return to their home countries.

5. Evaluation: To reflect their feedbacks to the next project of the following year, CIAT collects the final evaluation report of the participants.

 

KOICA Fellowship Program for the Korean Community

Standard

Classification

Definition

Characteristics

To promote the young generation’s understanding of international cooperation and give them an insight into the world.

To promote young adults’ comprehension of development assistance and the KOICA Fellowship Programs and provide career opportunities.

Recruitment subject

High school students of Korean nationality studying in Seoul or Gyeong-gi Province.

Young adults enrolled in universities or graduate schools.

Recruitment period and procedure

Annually, during the first half of the year (details on the KOICA homepage).

Biannually, during the first and second half of the year (details on the KOICA homepage)

Activity contents

Participate in events (city tours, culture experiences, etc.) as an assistant.

Monitor the KOICA Fellowship Programs.

Activity support

Entrance fees and meals are provided, as well as a volunteer certificate.

Activity costs and meals are provided, as well as an internship certificate.

 

Performance

Division

1963-1990

1991-2013

Total

 

Year

Before KOICA foundation

After KOICA foundation

1963-2013

2015(Plan)

Participants

7,883

53,953

61,836

4,755

 

Record by Year

Division

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total

No. of countries

115

124

112

124

117

93

109

110

99

117

110

113

 

No. of persons

2,517

2,483

2,376

2,651

2,828

3,340

4,109

3540

4,246

4,359

4,699

4,932

53,953

No. of courses

150

155

148

166

190

240

290

244

263

278

293

306

3,396