Project Term


[Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center]
  Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC)
 
Parent Organization
 

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), represented by Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Outline of Project Phase I

In Cambodia, the influence of devastation of civil war after the 1960s is presently continuing, therefore, aid assistance in both hard and soft aspects "infrastructure, human resource development and establishment of government systems" is needed for this country. After the communist regime (1985-1989), the royal government of Cambodia decided to adopt free-market economy system since the conclusion of Paris Peace Agreements (1991). However, they only have weak foundation in free-market economy system and it is an urgent issue to establish the systems and develop human resources.

While, the government of Japan establishes "Japan Center", which aims at developing human resources who can take on business in free-market economy through Japanese experiences and know-how in the countries whose economy is transferred from planned economy to free-market economy in Cambodia, project formulation mission team had been dispatched in March 2000 to study its necessity. Concerning this case the royal government of Cambodia was very interested in "Japan Center", therefore Japanese government continued discussions with Cambodian side in task force members of which the Embassy of Japan and JICA Cambodia office are the representative members.

In January 2001, the royal government of Cambodia determined to establish "Japan Center" on the campus of the Royal University of Phnom Penh. In June 2002, the royal government of Cambodia officially requested for the construction of "Japan Center" building from Japan's Grant Aid, and also the project type technical cooperation for the activities. Having received the request, JICA dispatched the First Ex-ante Evaluation Mission Team to make a consensus of basic framework of cooperation and to survey the needs for "Japan Center" in February 2003.

According to the result of First Ex-ante evaluation, JICA dispatched the Second Ex-ante Evaluation Mission Team to discuss the implementation and management systems of Human Resources Development Course (HRD), Japanese Language Course (JLC), and Exchange Program as well as the concrete content of each course in June 2003. Moreover, in November 2003, the Third Ex-ante evaluation mission team was dispatched to discuss the management planning of CJCC in the future. In March 2004, R/D mission team was dispatched and the royal government of Cambodia and government of Japan agreed to start technical cooperation project on April 1, 2004.

In July 15, 2004, Exchange of Notes was subscribed under the presence of Prime Minister Samdach Hun Sen for the Grant Aid of CJCC building construction. The CJCC building construction was started in November 2004 and finished in November 2005.

In February 21, 2006, The Cambodia Japan-Cooperation Center (CJCC) celebrated its official opening of the new building on the campus of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Japanese and Cambodian people, students, foreign diplomats alike, joined the celebration in which Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia and His Excellency Takahashi Fumiaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia delivered speeches congratulating the center for its achievements helping to enhance consistent human resource development and to strengthen closer ties between the Japanese and Cambodian people.

The CJCC Project Phase I, continued until March 31, 2009 with fruitful achievement in terms of contributing to human resource development in Cambodia and strengthening mutual understanding between Cambodia and Japan.

  • Overall Goals

1) Human Resource Development for promoting market- oriented economic reform in Cambodia.
2) To promote friendship and relationship between Cambodia and Japan.

  • Project Purposes

1) Implementation of Human Resource Development Course to promote market-oriented economic reform
2) Implementation of Japanese Language Course to promote market-oriented economic reform and mutual understanding
3) Implementation of Exchange Program to promote mutual understanding
4) Implementation of other activities

Implementation main activities as noted above and establishment system for sustainable development of CJCC


Outline of Project Phase II

In year 2009 as the final year of CJCC Project phase I, the Royal Government of Cambodia made an official request to the Government of Japan for the CJCC Project phase II. In response to the request made by the Royal Government of Cambodia, JICA has organized the Preparatory Survey Team headed by Mr. Hiroaki Nakagawa in order to discuss the framework of the Project and to review the CJCC project based on the PDM and to evaluate the project performance in the phase I from January 15 to January 23, 2009. As the result of the discussions, the Preparatory Survey Team and Cambodia side agreed to sign the minute of meeting on January 23, 2009. Both parties agreed to continue implementing CJCC Project Phase II, started from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2014, based on the basic concept as the following points:

  • Project Overall Goal

CJCC contributes to human resource development to promote economic development in Cambodia and mutual understanding between Cambodia and Japan.

  • Project Purpose

CJCC becomes the human resource development and information center to promote private sector development in Cambodia.

  • Output
    1. Strengthening of CJCC Management
      Management of CJCC is further strengthened to be a sustainable service providing organization.
    2. Strengthening of Human Resource Development Course
      (a) Human Resource Development Course further contributing to private sector is implemented.
      (b) Management and implementation of Human Resource Development Course is strengthened with more
      initiatives and utilization of local resources.
    3. Strengthening of Japanese Language Course
      (a) High-quality of Japanese language courses are implemented with complement needs and activities of other
      Japanese education institutions.
      (b) Management system with local resources is strengthened.
    4. Strengthening and integration of provision and facilitation between Cambodia and Japan is strengthened.

Framework of Project Phase II

  • Basic Concept of the Project

    Both sides shared the basic concept of the project as the following points:

a) The Project will be implemented in the context of private sector development in Cambodia.
b) During the project period, Cambodian and Japanese sides make effort to secure sustainability of the project activities by taking possible measures as follows:

  1. To formulate annual and mid-term management plan which includes logical linkage among activities, budget and resources through the introduction to PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Action) cycle.
  2. To increase the number of counterpart personnel.
  3. To involve more Cambodian lectures as resource persons in HRD course, and to encourage further initiatives of Cambodian staff in each activity as well.
  4. To provide the opportunity of training, including JICA training in Japan, for appropriate Cambodian personnel such as lecturers and staff.
  5. To increase its own income.
  • Managerial Framework

a) The “Steering Committee” in the Phase I Project shall be renamed to the “Joint Coordination Committee”.
b) The Chairperson of the Joint Coordination Committee shall be the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport.
c) To deepen communication and to discuss operational matters, the Managing Committee should be further strengthened and utilized as the practical forum of CJCC management involving RUPP and relevant universities and ministries.



CJCC Sustainability

CJCC has already established its legal and institutional framework, and the organization is also about to have a technical sustainability for its daily operation and management. The project plans to focus on the managerial, organizational and financial issues that were remained as crucial and unsolved in a medium-term at the terminal evaluation of the Phase I, in which concrete activities and expected outputs that should be achieved in order to solve above-mentioned issues are designed to define. It is expected that the project has a certain scale of sustainability at the end of the project by the consideration and implementation of the concrete measures that solve those issues by means of formulation and implementation both of medium-term human resource development plan of local lecturers and CJCC staff and of a strategic management plan including measures for increasing financial sustainability, in view of a transfer of the project implementation to the Cambodian site in the future. It is important to plan and implement activities to make clear of realistic and reasonable level of financial sustainability with recognition that it is very difficult to ensure the financial sustainability with resources only by the Cambodian side.



Management Policy

1. Management of CJCC and implementation of activities executed in cooperation with all Japanese Institutions
2. Human Resource Development to promote market-oriented economic reform through Japanese experiences
3. Technical & Intellectual assistance for the systematic establishment to promote market-oriented economic reform
4. Consideration the coordination function of selection for overseas student
5. Bases for building up people networking
6. Bases for offering information
7. Education of Japanese Language

We consider establishment of various Japanese Language Courses in addition to existing Japanese Courses that are connected directly with business needs to make their business more smoothly. (For example: Business Japanese Course, Japanese Course for tour guide and so on).

8. Promoting mutual understanding

In addition to the activities and events having been conducted, the Center will actively implement any activities concerning technical cooperation of JICA and activities promoting regional network as well as to create business network with Japan, and other main activities promoting business environment in Cambodia.

9. Making wide networks with other organizations

1) Making networks with local economic organizations or chamber of commerce and industry.
2) Making systematic networks in Japan.
3) Making networks with universities, museums and libraries in Japan.
4) Promoting linkage between Japanese business world, local government, government agencies (JBIC, JETRO, AOTS), NGOs and Cambodia.
5) Promoting PR activities about Cambodia in Japan and increase Japanese supporters for Cambodia.

10.Public Relations

1) Public Relations is one of the main activities of CJCC.
2) Utilizing mass-media both in Cambodia and Japan.
3) Implementing public relation activities concerning Japan's international cooperation, for example ODA, technical cooperation projects, with close colaborative relationship with Embassy of Japan in Cambodia.


Project for Institutional Capacity Development of CJCC for a Center of Development and Networking for Business Human Resources

I. BACKGROUND

CJCC, established at 2004, worked for the field of Business human resources for 10 years, supported Cambodia's transition of marketing economy. Recently, the economy of rapidly developed and in addition to the mono-culture industry like agriculture and sewing industry, the Cambodian industries are varies and advanced. Even more, foreign investment is increased and regional economic integration in the ASEAN countries are improved, thus the needs of developing the industrial human resources are quite high. In these days, many Japanese companies invested to Cambodia and started their business and CJCC is expected the role to supporting station for the Japanese SMES'(Small and Medium Enterprises) expanding business in Cambodia.

Accordingly, the new project for CJCC will be expected to strengthen the function as for a center of development and networking for business human resources, mainly for the Cambodian SMEs, and further fulfilling the new human resources development needs of Cambodian business field. CJCC continuously tries to catch Human Resources market needs of Cambodia and develop and implement practical courses.

 

II. OUTLINE OF THE PROJECT

1.The Project title “Institutional Capacity Development of CJCC for a center of development and networking for business human resources”.

2. The project purpose

CJCC becomes a center for development and networking for business human resources in response to Cambodia’s market needs.

3. Implementation Structure

The roles and assignments of relevant organizations are as follows:

(1) MoEYS and RUPP

MoEYS and RUPP will assign a director to take in charge of the management of the Project.

(2) JICA Experts

The JICA experts will give necessary technical guidance, advice and recommendations to Cambodian counterpart personnel on any matters pertaining to the implementation of the Project.

(3) Joint Coordination Committee

Joint Coordination Committee (hereinafter referred to as "JCC") will be established in order to facilitate inter-organizational coordination. JCC will be held at least once a year and whenever deems it necessary. JCC will approve an annual work plan, review overall progress, conduct monitoring and evaluation of the Project, and exchange opinions on major issues that arise during the implementation of the Project. 

4. Project Site(s) and Target Groups of the Project

(1) Project Site(s)

Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (hereinafter referred to as "CJCC") is located in RUPP at Phnom Penh, where the main project activities will be held. CJCC may extend its activities out of Phnom Penh through cooperation with various organizations including governmental, private, academic institution, etc.

(2) Target Groups of the Project

Business persons in the private sector, and CJCC staff members and its lecturers.

5. Duration

From April1, 2014 to March 31, 2019 (5 years)

6. Reports

MoEYS and RUPP and JICA Experts will jointly prepare the following reports in English.

(1) Progress Report on a biannual basis until the project completion.

(2) Project Completion Report at the time of project completion.

7. Environmental and Social Considerations

MoEYS and RUPP agreed to abide by 'JICA Guidelines for Environmental and Social     Considerations' in order to ensure that appropriate considerations will be made for the environmental and social impacts of the Project.

 

III. UNDERTAKINGS OF CAMBODIAN AUTHORITIES CONCERNED

Cambodian authorities concerned will take necessary measures to:

(1) ensure that the technologies and knowledge acquired by the Cambodia nationals as a result of Japanese technical cooperation contributes to the economic and social development of Cambodia, and that the knowledge and experience acquired by the personnel of Cambodia from technical training as well as the equipment provided by JICA will be utilized effectively in the implementation of the Project;

 

(2) grant privileges, exemptions and benefits to the JICA experts referred to in 11-2 (2) above and their families, which  are no less favorable  than those granted to experts and members of the missions and their families  of third countries  or  international  organizations   performing  similar  missions  in Cambodia.

 

(3) provide security-related information as well as measures to ensure the safety of the JICA experts;

 

(4) permit the JICA experts to enter, leave and sojourn in Cambodia for the duration of their assignments therein and  exempt them from foreign registration requirements and consular fees; and

(5) other privileges, exemptions and benefits will be provided in accordance with the agreement.

IV. EVALUATION

JICA and the Cambodian authorities concerned will jointly conduct the following evaluations and reviews.

1. Mid-term review at the middle of the cooperation term

2. Terminal evaluation during the last six (6) months of the cooperation term

 

V. PROMOTION OF PUBLIC SUPPORT

For the purpose of promoting support for the Project, Cambodian authorities concerned will take appropriate measures to make the Project widely known to the people of Cambodia.VI. MUTUAL CONSULTATION

 

VI. MUTUAL CONSULTATION

JICA and Cambodian authorities concerned will consult each other whenever any major issues arise in the course of Project implementation.

 


CJCC Opening Ceremony

On February 21, 2006, The Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) celebrated the official opening of its new building on the campus of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Japanese and Cambodian people, students, foreign diplomats alike, joined the celebration in which Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia and H.E. Takahashi Fumiaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia delivered speeches, congratulating the center for its achievements helping to enhance consistent human resource development and to strengthen closer ties between the Japanese and Cambodian people.

   

Tape Cut

  KAGAMIWARI   At CJCC Library
         
   
Dr. Mahathir's Speech   Panel Discussion   (From the left)
Ambassador Takahashi,
PM. Hun Sen, Dr. Mahathir

 

I. BACKGROUND CJCC, established at 2004, worked for the field of Business human resources for 10 years, supported Cambodia's transition of marketing economy. Recently, the economy of rapidly developed and in addition to the mono-culture industry like agriculture and sewing industry, the Cambodian industries are varies and advanced. Even more, foreign investment is increased and regional economic integration in the ASEAN countries are improved, thus the needs of developing the industrial human resources are quite high. In these days, many Japanese companies invested to Cambodia and started their business and CJCC is expected the role to supporting station for the Japanese SMES'(Small and Medium Enterprises) expanding business in Cambodia.   Accordingly, the new project for CJCC will be expected to strengthen the function as for a center of development and networking for business human resources, mainly for the Cambodian SMEs, and further fulfilling the new human resources development needs of Cambodian business field. CJCC continuously tries to catch Human Resources market needs of Cambodia and develop and implement practical courses.   II. OUTLINE OF THE PROJECT 1. The Project title “Institutional Capacity Development of CJCC for a center of development and networking for business human resources”.   2. The project purpose CJCC becomes a center for development and networking for business human resources in response to Cambodia’s market needs.   3. Implementation Structure The roles and assignments of relevant organizations are as follows: (1) MoEYS and RUPP MoEYS and RUPP will assign a director to take in charge of the management of the Project. (2) JICA Experts The JICA experts will give necessary technical guidance, advice and recommendations to Cambodian counterpart personnel on any matters pertaining to the implementation of the Project. (3) Joint Coordination Committee Joint Coordination Committee (hereinafter referred to as "JCC") will be established in order to facilitate inter-organizational coordination. JCC will be held at least once a year and whenever deems it necessary. JCC will approve an annual work plan, review overall progress, conduct monitoring and evaluation of the Project, and exchange opinions on major issues that arise during the implementation of the Project.    4. Project Site(s) and Target Groups of the Project (1) Project Site(s) Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (hereinafter referred to as "CJCC") is located in RUPP at Phnom Penh, where the main project activities will be held. CJCC may extend its activities out of Phnom Penh through cooperation with various organizations including governmental, private, academic institution, etc. (2) Target Groups of the Project Business persons in the private sector, and CJCC staff members and its lecturers.   5. Duration From April1, 2014 to March 31, 2019 (5 years)   6. Reports MoEYS and RUPP and JICA Experts will jointly prepare the following reports in English. (1) Progress Report on a biannual basis until the project completion. (2) Project Completion Report at the time of project completion.   7. Environmental and Social Considerations MoEYS and RUPP agreed to abide by 'JICA Guidelines for Environmental and Social     Considerations' in order to ensure that appropriate considerations will be made for the environmental and social impacts of the Project.     III. UNDERTAKINGS OF CAMBODIAN AUTHORITIES CONCERNED Cambodian authorities concerned will take necessary measures to: (1) ensure that the technologies and knowledge acquired by the Cambodia nationals as a result of Japanese technical cooperation contributes to the economic and social development of Cambodia, and that the knowledge and experience acquired by the personnel of Cambodia from technical training as well as the equipment provided by JICA will be utilized effectively in the implementation of the Project;   (2) grant privileges, exemptions and benefits to the JICA experts referred to in 11-2 (2) above and their families, which  are no less favorable  than those granted to experts and members of the missions and their families  of third countries  or  international  organizations   performing  similar  missions  in Cambodia.   (3) provide security-related information as well as measures to ensure the safety of the JICA experts;   (4) permit the JICA experts to enter, leave and sojourn in Cambodia for the duration of their assignments therein and  exempt them from foreign registration requirements and consular fees; and (5) other privileges, exemptions and benefits will be provided in accordance with the agreement.     IV. EVALUATION JICA and the Cambodian authorities concerned will jointly conduct the following evaluations and reviews.   1. Mid-term review at the middle of the cooperation term 2. Terminal evaluation during the last six (6) months of the cooperation term   V. PROMOTION OF PUBLIC SUPPORT For the purpose of promoting support for the Project, Cambodian authorities concerned will take appropriate measures to make the Project widely known to the people of Cambodia.   VI. MUTUAL CONSULTATIONJICA and Cambodian authorities concerned will consult each other whenever any major issues arise in the course of Project implementation.

 

Service Hours

Monday - Sunday
(8:00 - 17:00 - Closed on national holidays)

Library: 8:00 - 18:00
(Closed on every other Wednesday)

Hall & Seminar Room: 7:30 - 20:30
(Lunch Break: 11:30 - 13:30)

Contact us

Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center
The Royal University of Phnom Penh, Russian Confederation Blvd., Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. P.O. Box 1290.

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