Human Resource Development

BHN Human Resource Development Program

This program is designed to offer advanced knowledge and job skills to promising Asian officers and engineers in the fields of ICT and telecommunications. It has annually been held since 1998 and more than 169 participants were invited. The first part of the program is given at Malaysia Multimedia University (MMU) in Malaysia and the second part in Japan.

APT Training Course

Entrusted by Asia – Pacific Telecommunity (APT), BHN has been engaged in human resource programs since 2011.
This annually held training course is designed to help APT member countries/territories foster the growth of ICT utilization in their countries.
Through the lectures given by professors/ICT experts and technical tours to companies/research centers, participants are expected to learn utilization of ICTs to meet the socio-economic challenges in their countries and in the region. Fifteen participants from eight countries attended the course in 2021.

BHN Kuwabara Donation-Supported Course

BHN Association, in collaboration with the University of Electro – Communications (UEC), Tokyo, established a course – “BHN Kuwabara Donation Supported Course” – in 2019.
This graduate course is funded with an endowment from Dr. M. Kuwabara, advisor to BHN and ex-vice president of NTT, and going to be held annually at UEC for five years, from 2019 to 2023.
This course is designed mainly for students from developing countries to deepen their understanding about SDGs and ICTs which facilitate their attaining the goals.
This donation supported course includes two courses titled “Information and Communications Technologies for SDGs” and “International Communication for Science and Technology” for full year – two semesters – . Students from overseas – 29 students from 10 countries – took this courses (ICT/SDGs) in the spring semester of 2021.
Students from UEC attended the class on campus and students from other universities under “Super Partnership Program for Graduate Schools”, e.g., Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran, and Akita Prefectural University, Akita, also attended the class online.

BHN Dr. Kuwabara’s Fund Scholarship Program

This Scholarship Program was established in March, 2019 with the donation by Dr. Moriji Kuwabara, former chairman of BHN Association (please refer to his profile descried in Note below) and principally   stands on his spirit that he intends to support the promising persons in the ICT field of Asian countries who are the former participants of ‘BHN Human Development Program’ and have eagerness to study at the top ranked   Japanese graduate school to acquire the highest level of skills and knowledges as well as he expects they must contribute to the development of their countries and also actively take roll to deepen relationship and friendship as a bridge between Japan and their countries after their graduation.This Program prepares two types of Master’s program to apply that are (1) One-Year Master’s Program of Public Policy at National Graduate Institute for Policy Study (‘GRIPS’) and (2) One-Year Master Program of Business Administration at Hitotsubashi University Business School (‘HUB’).This Program commenced the recruitment of scholarship student from 2020 for the academic year in autumn 2021 as the First Generation and until the Second Generation, two scholarship students were born. The messages of two scholarship students are available to click ‘here’.
‘Guideline on the Application Procedures for the Academic Year ‘2022’’ will be available soon.

(Note): As a radiotelegraphy expert, Dr. Kuwabara promoted the practical application of microwave wireless communication, mobile communication, satellite communication and so on, and made great contribution to the development of Japan’s wireless communication technology to the world’s most advanced level.

Supports you can do

BHN aims to improve the living conditions and solve social issues by utilizing information and communication technology (ICT) to protect the safety and security of people in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas in Japan and overseas. For this reason, we need the kind support and cooperation of many people. BHN offers a wide range of people, of all ages and from all walks of life, the opportunity to contribute their enthusiasm, their strengths, and their accumulated experience in a variety of ways. BHN invites you to participate in BHN activities in a way that suits you.