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Twenty Youth to Leave for Japan for UNITAR Training

Okada Seiji, Japanese Ambassador (M) in Black suit) to South Sudan, UNITAR Staff and the Trainees during the workshop (photo by Woja Emmanuel Wani)

By Woja Emmanuel Wani

About twenty South Sudanese youth will leave to Japan on the 20th June for a 5 day training on entrepreneurship and project planning which is due to take place in Hiroshima.

Speaking during the orientation workshop Mr. Emmanuel Ayume Benjamin Resource Coach for UNITAR said that the training will benefit the trainees to acquire more knowledge and skills to make a change in their various societies, the workshop will be very intensive and interactive.

“You are going to have group and individual assignments to tease out whatever knowledge and experience you have to use it and gain the information to build your societies and enhance what you already have”, Benjamin told the trainees.

He added that the workshop is going to be intensive in a way that it will require constant research and determination and interactions with coaches and other trainees.

The trainees will leave for Entebbe in Uganda on Wednesday 20th for the second workshop on how to cope with pressure while on training and individual assignments and later proceed to Hiroshima-Japan.

Meanwhile Ponieta George Lumori one of the persons who will be on the trip to Japan said that she will use the skills to explore different perspectives and grounds for the development of the nation.

Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan Mr. Okada Seiji congratulated the trainees and said that they should work hard and make use of the knowledge they will gain from their 6 day training in Hiroshima.

“I think this project is very important for you, South Sudan and the government of Japan. And therefore it will support you in economic development and stability of this country”, Ambassador Seiji added.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations system. UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations.

The Institute provides training and learning services to national and local government officials of UN member states and civil society representatives from around the world. UNITAR strives to respond to the growing demand from UN member States, especially the Least Developed Countries, for capacity development in the thematic areas of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This year’s fellowship is due to take place in one of the Japanese cities called Hiroshima.

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