For the past 25 years, JICA has been dispatching Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCVs) with various technical capacities to work in different sectors and organizations in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). We are pleased to welcome Mr. Atsushi Nagata, another new JOCV who is ready to embark on a two years life changing journey here in the FSM. He has been dispatched to Chuuk State on April 3, 2014 after one week briefing in Pohnpei. Mr. Nagata will be working with Chuuk State Environmental Protection Agency.
With the arrival of the new volunteer, the current total number of volunteers in the FSM is 21 (5 JOCVs and 16 Senior Volunteers (SV)). In General, JICA Volunteers are working in seven sectors in Micronesia namely; Technician development in infrastructure maintenance, industrial promotion, tourism, health and medical service, non-communicable disease prevention, agriculture and fisheries, basic math education, and waste management.
We wish Mr. Nagata all the best as he helps promote the sharing of technical knowledge and skills, as well as mutual understanding between the FSM and Japan.