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Fellowship Program CIAT

 

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2017 KOICA Fellowship Program Plan
About CIAT

 

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 70,000 participants have participated in the Fellowship Program offered by KOICA. In 2017, KOICA plans to promote a various types of the Fellowship Program intended for about 4,400 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.

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

By Participating Country

Country-specific

Customized programs that reflect the demand and reality of a partner country

Regional

Customized programs for solving common development goals for a specific region

Global

Participants from multiple countries

By Period

Short-term

Course with a training period of less than1 month

Mid-term

Course with a training period between 2~6 months

Multi year

Training for three consecutive years

Long-term

A professional course with a period of one year or more, such as a master’s course

By Cooperation Method

Regular

Training entrusted to a domestic organization in Korea, mainly funded by KOICA

Joint

Training carried out by KOICA and another donor country

Cooperative

Training offered jointly by KOICA and an international organization

 

Performance

Division

1963-1990

1991-2015

Total

Year

Before foundation of
KOICA

After foundation of
KOICA

1963-2015

Participants

7,883

64,296

72,179

 

Record by Year

Division

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017(Plan)

No. of countries

116

110

113

118

117

To be announced

110

No. of persons

4,359

4,699

4,932

5,031

5,312

4,434

No. of courses

278

293

306

299

296

240