The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF) sponsored 2014 National Disaster Prevention and Protection Policy and Practice workshop has commenced.
In his opening ceremony remarks, the Taiwan ICDF Deputy Director, Sean Tsai expressed profound gratitude to participating nations, which accepted their training offer. Mr. Tsai, indicated that Taiwan is prone to natural hazards and it is their joy to share their preventive expertise methods to other nations.
The aim of the workshop is to share Taiwan’s experiences in developing natural disaster prevention and protection policies and practices. Additionally, to share knowledge of predicting, monitoring and dealing with natural disasters.
The four teen-day Training workshop will consist of indoor lectures, field trips to relevant institutions, engagement of participants in discussion forums and strategic thinking and of practical measures. A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully complete the program. A total of twenty seven (27) participants from 20 countries around the world are beneficiaries to this event; St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadine, Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Philippines, Solomon Island, Tuvalu, Nigeria, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay and St Kitts and Nevis.
The Republic of China (Taiwan) offers international assistance through technical cooperation programs, while establishing friendly relations with countries in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region dates back in 1960. Taiwan ICDF was formed in 1996 to consolidate and manage more complex and diverse international situations. The Taiwan ICDF conducts a wide range of International Human Resource Development Programs including:
Implementation of Economic Trade, IT and Agricultural Training Projects, Scholarships for International Students; Human Resource Training with International Organizations in developing countries and assist in the establishment of Taiwan ICDF Alumni Societies of participants trained by the Fund to maintain long-term, friendly relations with Taiwan.