JICA Nepal’s new chief representative

Kathmandu, March 23

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nepal has announced that Jun Sakuma has been assigned as the new chief representative of JICA Nepal Office.

Sakuma has taken over the job from Tsutomu Shimizu, who completed his tenure in Nepal this month, as per a statement issued today.

Before joining Nepal Office, Sakuma was working as executive advisor to the director general and deputy director general for Planning and ASEAN Partnership, Southeast Asia and Pacific Department in JICA.

His career in JICA started in 1989 with his assignment in Planning Division, Expert Assignment Department. He was deputy director general and group director of Basic Education Group, Human Development Department from 2010 to 2013.

He has rich experience in several departments at JICA, including planning, project formulation, social development and personnel department, the statement adds.

Graduated from Waseda University of Japan in faculty of Lawin 1989, he obtained his master of arts in education from School of Education, Stanford University, the United States in 1996.

He expresses that, in order to realise JICA’s vision of ‘Inclusive and Dynamic Development’ in Nepal, JICA Nepal will continue to provide maximum support to the Nepali people and the government for peace and prosperity.

“Nepal Office will expedite its assistance towards reconstruction and rehabilitation with ‘Build Back Better’ concept and manner to support earthquake victims,” the statement further quoted Sakuma as saying.