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Master’s Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth Opportunity

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Botswana Office is calling for applications from prospective candidates for the ABE Initiative 4th Batch.

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1. Objective

The objective of the ABE Initiative is to support young personnel who have the potential to contribute to the development of industries in Africa. It offers opportunities for young African participants to study Master’s Degree courses at Japanese universities and experience internships at Japanese enterprises. The program intends to foster excellent personnel who can recognize and understand the contexts of Japanese society and systems of Japanese enterprises so as to contribute Africa’s development in collaboration with Japanese private sector. The expected outcome of the program is a network of potential contributors to the development of African industries who will also lead Japanese private sector to engage further in economic activities in / towards Africa.

2. Brief Description

1. Duration: 4th Batch participants September 2017 – September 2020
2. Language of the Program: English
3. Target Participants: (1) Persons from the Private Sector, (2) Government Officials, (3) Educators

4. Age: Between 22 and 39 years of age (as of April 1st, 2017 for the 4th Batch participants)
3. Application Documents
Detailed information and application forms can be downloaded from the following website

Completed Application forms must be submitted either by postal mail or hand by 4:30P.M. Wednesday, 26th October 2016 to
JICA Botswana Office:
Postal Address
Private Bag 00369
Gaborone, Botswana

Physical Address
Fairscape Precinct (Botswana Development Corporation)
Plot 70667, Building 2, Floor 5, Section No.5B, Gaborone


Tel: 3912176, Fax: 3912535
Ms. Lillian Kerekang, Programme Officer, LillianKerekang.BW@jica.go.jp
Ms. Oreneile Matsetse, Programme Officer, OreneileMatsetse.BW@jica.go.jp

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