JICA Alumni Association Nepal (JAAN) has been the most important partner of JICA Nepal since its establishment. Among the JICA alumni associations all over the world, I have heard from my colleagues even before coming to Nepal that JAAN is definitely one of the most active and well organized. JAAN has played a very significant role not only as the alumni association of JICA training and knowledge co-creation program participants but also as an organization promoting the friendship between the two countries and raising awareness of Nepali citizens toward cooperation of JICA and Government of Japan through its various activities.
The yearly publication of MILAN Magazine I believe will contribute in expanding and vitalizing JAAN’s activities in future. The publication is quite useful for JICA Nepal office as well as it provides the overall personnel mapping of JAAN members who help us in developing and strengthening quality human network in the Nepalese society. Further, I would also like to congratulate JAAN for successfully organizing its 45th Annual function.
Finally, taking this opportunity, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to JAAN’s continuous support and cooperation to JICA Nepal, especially thank Dr. Ram Chandra Bhusal, President of JAAN and other board members for their continuous support, commitment and noble initiatives.
This year we are celebrating 50 years of Japanese Cooperation in Nepal (1969-2019) and commemorating this great occasion I assure to strengthen our friendship and partnership with JAAN as well as our cooperation with Nepal.
Ms. Yumiko ASAKUMA