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Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOV) Under the banner of the Korean Government’s World Friends Korea (WFK), the Korea Overseas Volunteer (KOV) program promotes technical manpower development and transfer of advanced technology by deploying volunteers to live and work together with local communities in the developing world. Known as the frontline of Korean assistance, KOVs work directly with local communities in partner countries, making practical contributions to their economic and social development.  The KOV Program is the 3rd largest volunteer – sending program in the world promoting human resources development (HRD) through provision and transfer of technical assistance and advanced technology in local communities in the developing world.   KOV Program in the Philippines KOICA dispatches volunteers to the Philippines in accordance with the needs of its partner organizations, and taking into consideration the MDGs, the development priorities of the Philippine government, and Korea’s comparative advantages. KOVs in the Philippines are Korean ...

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Training Program


Training Program Human resources development (HRD) has been a key factor behind the success of Korea’s development.  In a country where natural resources were scarce and investment capital was lacking, it was through the expansion and upgrading of human resources that Korea was able to escape from the vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment.  It is for this reason that KOICA has been providing various training programs focusing on HRD.  Since 1991, KOICA has trained more than 25,000 trainees from 163 partner countries in around 1,500 training courses. KOICA’s Training Program in the Philippines   Objectives Achieve socio-economic development, in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Promote human resources development Strengthen local capacities   Strategy KOICA invites government officials, technicians, and other professionals all over the Philippines for short and long-term training in Korea to transfer Korean development know-how and strategies.  The training program is designed to encourage a ...

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