CIAT is a KOICA training program that aims to build the capacity of partner countries by sharing Korea’s development experience and technical skills with policy makers, public officials and experts from various fields. Based on the Korea’s experience that human resources played a crucial role in national development, KOICA provides targeted training programs to develop quality human resources for developing countries. By partnering with diverse organizations, including government agencies, think-tanks and universities, KOICA is committed to providing high quality education and training programs. And, in return, CIAT programs are receiving positive feedback and evaluations from the foreign trainees. The returned trainees create the ‘KOICA Club’ to promote continuous exchange among the alumni of CIAT after the end of the fellowship program and to share the knowledge acquired during the program with other fellows. They also contribute to making a positive impact on their countries’ development and maintaining friendly long-term relations with Korea
From 1994 until 2020, KOICA has invited approximately 3182 Cambodian officials to attend the training courses in Korea.
Types of Program:
Multi-country program is a policy and technical capacity building program provided by CIAT program, inviting participants from multiple countries
Country-specific program is a 3-year consecutive training program provided by CIAT program, reflecting the demand and reality of a specific partner country.
Scholarship Program is designed to nurture potential talents in recipient countries who are expected to contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries by offering them an opportunity to obtain a master's degree. It is opened only for the Cambodian government officials or the staff of public institutions, who has a bachelor's degree
For more information about KOICA's CIAT programs, please refer to the attached link below.
Cambodia-Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA) was founded in Cambodia in 2002 under the support of KOICA. CAMKAA aims to build a cooperative network among KOICA alumni. And there are about 275 alumni in total as of 2021.
The Objectives of CAMKAA are as follows:
a. Urgent support to vulnerable association member
b. Promote and upgrade the membership’s capacity by sharing experience and knowledge on government development policies
c. Promote an active participation in social activities toward the contribution to socio-economic development
d. Continuous enhancement of partnership between Cambodia and Korea and build networking with related partner