Kishugu Training partners with Japan Agency to promote fire management in Africa
Kishugu Training partners with Japanese Governmental Agency
Kishugu Training in collaboration with Kishugu Holdings Limited recently signed a contract with the Japan Forest Technology Association (JAFTA) to offer (conduct/present) training on Prescribed Burning Operations to government officials from a number of Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.
The project ‘Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forest Resources in Southern Africa’ which is funded by JAFTA is managed by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency. JICA, based in Gaborone, Botswana, is a Japanese Governmental Agency, responsible for bilateral international development through official development assistance.
JICA identified a need for Fire Management training to form part of their projects. During a study tour to South Africa at the end of 2016, they identified Kishugu Training as a possible partner in this venture. Negotiations were finalised in April.
30 participants, representing countries such as Namibia, Anglo and Malawi, have been selected to attend one of two, five-day training session(s) during July and August 2017. The training will take place at the Kishugu Training Academy in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. These training sessions are the first phase of a three-phase project that will run over three years between Kishugu Training and JICA.
“Kishugu Training is excited to be working with Kishugu Holdings Limited on this great opportunity,” says Willie Buchner, Divisional Director for Kishugu Training. “We are honoured to be partnering with JICA and JAFTA in developing Integrated Fire Management in Southern Africa.”