(Oct. 17) The First Alumni Meeting was successfully held in Cotabato City, the Philippines

HiPeC-BM’s first alumni meeting was held with great success on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at EM Manor Hotel in Cotabato city, the Philippines!

The HiPeC-BM project was inaugurated in 2014 within the Grassroots Technical Cooperation scheme of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) .  It is now in its 5th year and the total number of trainees of the Hiroshima Essential Trainings is 66. As the current phase will be closing at the end of November 2018, we decided to hold an Alumni Meeting to provide them an opportunity to expand their professional networks to share experiences and to work together for better and peaceful Bangsamoro Government in Mindanao, the Philippines. 

Of all 66 alumni, 33 participated in the Meeting. Those HiPeC-BM Alumni had an honor to have the attendance of Hon. Mohagher Iqbal, Chairman of the MILF Peace Implementing Panel. At the meeting,  individual project/work reports were presented by three voluntary members of the alumni, which were followed by group discussions. The Project Manager of the HiPeC-BM, Prof. Yoshida, attended the meeting through a video message.

Please see the program of the Meeting on the left and photos below.