International & Community Service

JICA Commissioned Training Programs

Since the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) commissioned APU in 2006, the university has been conducting training programs on local development for mayors and administrative officials from Africa, Asia, South America, and further afield.

These training programs focus on the elimination of poverty in developing countries and the developmental gaps that exist between urban and rural areas. It combines theoretical and practical aspects of local development with the aim of cultivating leaders that can improve community capacity in their home countries. This is achieved by providing training opportunities that equip participants with the ability to bring together local citizens, the private sector, and the government, and play a leading role in the promotion of community capacity.