Pacific Leaders' Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-LEADS) Scholarships
1. BackgroundIn May 2015, the Japanese government hosted the 7th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7), where the Leaders of Japan and Pacific Islands Counties agreed to enhance cooperation with a central focus on the following areas: (1) disaster risk reduction; (2) climate change; (3) the environment; (4) people-to-people exchanges; (5) sustainable development (including human resource development); (6) oceans, maritime issues, and fisheries; and (7) trade, investment, and tourism.
With regard to sustainable development, Japanese Prime Minister Abe announced the launch of a new program entitled the Pacific Leaders' Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-LEADS) in recognition of the importance of fostering upcoming generations, who will play a key role in creating the future of these countries.
2. Objective: Pacific-LEADS aims to foster young leaders who play a vital role towards the resolution of development challenges in Pacific Islands Countries, as well as to further strengthen the relationships between their countries and Japan.
3. Target Participants: Main target participants are government officials/civil servants of the target countries. In some cases, persons from the private sectors and educators are also considered.
4. Eligible Applicants
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