Contracts Signed with Three Japanese NGOs for the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects by the Government of Japan

On 9th March 2023, Ambassador TAKEUCHI Kazuyuki signed the Grant Contracts of three projects within the framework of “Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects” by the Government of Japan. The total grant amounting to 1,459,306 United States dollars, extended to three Japanese NGOs, was officially sealed by the signing.
Name of NGO: Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA)
Signer: Ms. AMANO Satomi, Acting Resident Representative
Title of the project: “TB Control Project through the Strengthening Case Finding and Management at Health Facilities in Lusaka District (Phase one)” (Amount: 485,703 United States dollars)
Name of NGO: Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan)
Signer: Mr. AKIMOTO Yasutaka, Resident Representative
Title of the project: “Promoting Basic Education in Meheba Refugee Settlement (Phase one)” (Amount: 413,665 United States dollars)
Name of NGO: Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)
Signer: Ms. YAMAGUCHI Sumie, Executive Director
Title of the project: “Promotion of GBV Prevention and Care through Community Empowerment (Phase one)” (Amount: 559,938 United States dollars)
The grant contract with JATA covers the first year of a three-year TB control project to be implemented at four public health facilities and their catchment communities in Matero and Chilenje Sub-Districts of Lusaka District, the Republic of Zambia. In the first year of the project, JATA will renovate the X-ray department at Bauleni Health Centre, and further provide training in taking and reading chest X-ray images, as well as reinforcement of TB bacterium testing skills such as microscopic examination at the four facilities. JATA also plans to train TB volunteers in the target areas to strengthen the health awareness of local residents. In addition, JATA will improve data management capacity at health facilities that aim at capacity development of individual patients’ management, TB prevalence monitoring and TB administration. The project aims to contribute to the reduction of TB deaths in Zambia in the long run by strengthening the TB patient-centreed prevention, diagnosis, and treatment system. This project is highly consistent with the End TB Strategy developed by WHO and Zambia's National TB Strategy (2022-2026), and is expected to contribute to strengthening the existing health system in Zambia.
The contract with AAR Japan covers the first year of a three-year educational project to be implemented in block D of Meheba Refugee Settlement. In the first year of the project, AAR Japan will construct a secondary school, and provide adult literacy education and teacher training. It aims to improve access to basic education and to expand educational opportunities for the residents. The project is expected to contribute to SDG Goal 4 (Quality Education) and to strengthening the existing education system in Zambia.
The agreement with JOICFP covers the first year of a three-year development project in Kapiri Mposhi District, Central Province. JOICFP will work on prevention of gender-based violence in the community by raising awareness on gender equality and social and cultural norms. In addition, they will establish a system to provide GBV-related medical treatment and psychological support, and empower women's economic independence. This project aims to improve sexual and reproductive health by promoting gender equality and gender norms among the population in the project area, and is expected to contribute to SDG Goals 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 5 (Gender Equality).
The Government of Japan provides financial assistance to economic and social development projects conducted by Japanese NGOs in developing countries and regions through the Japan NGO Partnership Grant Aid scheme.


※Ambassador TAKEUCHI’s speech on the occasion of this signing ceremony is here.