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A message from the director

Welcome to the Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) program which aspires to provide scholarship support to highly talented African students to undergo graduate training in Japanese universities for sustainable development in Africa. This Program provides a unique opportunity to prospective students from Africa to enroll for graduate studies in the energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering areas while gaining valuable experience through structured research, field assignments and internships with leading Japanese companies. It is an opportunity for you as a student to receive financial support and bring back your knowledge and experiences to promote development in your home countries. The Program is anchored in the Bank’s High 5s development agenda for Africa’s economic transformation, by promoting capacity building through skills development in energy generation, production and consumption. It advances the the Bank’s High 5s priority areas in which the Bank is working towards unifying efforts to improving energy access, availability and affordability, enhancing agricultural productivity, promoting sustainable integration and industrialization.

The JADS Program not only provides financial assistance for you as a student in Japan, but also provides seminars, individual counseling, mentoring, program retreat, peer support, job skills, and valuable experience from Japanese companies and institutions. The program is rigorous and will challenge you in ways that will increase your creativity and innovation level, self-confidence, and your competence. Participating in this program will assist you as a student in furthering your educational, professional and personal goals and development.

The JADS Program is an exciting opportunity with a committed and caring staff who will mentor you, guide you, support you, and encourage you to be and to do your best.

We look forward to receiving your applications.


Oley Dibba-Wadda

Director Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development