JICA, COUNTY MEETING RAISES HOPE OF IMPROVED ECDE SERVICES IN TURKANA

JICA, COUNTY MEETING RAISES HOPE OF IMPROVED ECDE SERVICES IN TURKANA

Turkana County and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have agreed to continue working together to encourage the use of e-based tools for data processing and to improve kitchen garden projects within Turkana’s early childhood development centers.

On a courtesy call to her office, Leah Audan assured JICA that the County was committed to creating a more conducive environment for JICA and other donor agencies to revamp Education, Sports and Social protection sectors.

CEC Audan indicated that electronic tools would provide more reliable data for better decision making and pointed out that JICA had supported knowledge transfer by training ECD staff on the use of CODUSYS.

While she plans to conduct a supervisory visit to all the departments’ installations, CEC Audan urged JICA to increase the number of ECDs covered by CODUSYS technology.

According to CEC Audan, the Governor Lomorukais’ agenda recognized children’s welfare, sports and social protection as critical sectors and expressed her delight in collaborating with JICA on furthering the vision.

JICA, led by Murakami Fumiaki, pledged to support Turkana County during the 5th National ECDE Conference.

According to Murakami, JICA was seeking to establish local expertise that could sustainably support the ECD sector through use of reliable data derived from both the CODUSYS application and the TECDEMIS system.

During the courtesy call Stephen Eregae (Ag Chief Officer, Education Sports and Social Protection), Samwel Eregae (Director ECD), Daniel Esekon Manager, LOYOPO) Alice Akiru (ECD administrator) and Nakadi Angelei (JICA) were present.

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13TH-14TH AUGUST 2024