Volunteering with JICA in Africa: insights from Natsumi and Kanna’s experiences

On the 4th of June, two Japanese students who interned at JICA, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, came to the Ashinaga Headquarters in Tokyo to give a presentation on their experiences abroad. This work opportunity gave them a chance to apply their skills concretely and to further their understanding of international cooperation as a career. […]

TICAD 7: 2019 Innovation Award

On the occasion of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Ashinaga is holding 2019 Innovation Award at Waseda University. We are looking for innovative business ideas within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be presented in front of a prestigious jury of leading entrepreneurs. This competition is open to […]

Ashinaga Senegal: News from the Annual Ceremony

Celebrating another successful year with students and partners On April 30th, Ashinaga Senegal hosted its 4th Annual Ceremony that marked the end of the Study Camp in Dakar and the beginning of the first ever Preparation Camp hosted in Senegal for students, who are going to study in France. It was also the occasion to […]

Working with Japan’s Undouka: insights from past interns

For the very first time in 2018, Ashinaga interns joined the Undouka (Student Activities) Division. Their role included supporting our activities and events in Japan as well as fostering a more global outlook amongst our Ashinaga Japanese Scholars. We asked three interns who helped organise bokin in the autumn of 2018 to share their experiences. […]

Interview with Biniyam, AAI Scholar from Ethiopia

  Biniyam, from Ethiopia, studies at the University of Bristol, as part of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI). Every week, when he is not working towards his degree in Electrical Engineering, he hosts The Hello D African Music Show on student radio. We had the pleasure to interview him last month. Read our conversation below. […]

Ashinaga Senegal Local Programme Scholars support a Primary School

As part of a community engagement project, Ashinaga Senegal local programme Scholars succeeded in helping a primary school which had experienced 4 years without a direct water supply. As well as reconnecting the water supply, the Scholars engaged the primary school students in promoting a healthy school environment. Ashinaga Senegal was established to support the […]

Dr. Naya Mondo: “Connected Possibilities” – Making It Work

On the 26th of February, we were delighted to invite Dr. Naya Mondo, one of the newest members of our Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council to the 2019 AAI International Tsudoi in Japan. Dr. Mondo, who lives between her natal home of Kenya and the USA, generously donated her time and energy to travel to Tokyo […]

Ashinaga France Scholars joined the International Tsudoi in France

  “During the last year, I had a lot of difficulties (…), but thanks to the tsudoi, I could find the motivation to start in a good track again thanks to all the advices I received” At the beginning of 2019, Ashinaga France organised two tsudoi: one for the 24 francophone Scholars currently in France, and one for the 5 anglophone Scholars studying in Continental Europe.  The two events started with a welcome […]

Ashinaga staff visits Ashinaga Africa Initiative Scholars currently studying in Australia

In November 2018, Lacey Jacoby, a member of Ashinaga’s Student Relations Team, visited the three Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Scholars studying in Australia. Ashinaga’s Japan office oversees the progress and wellbeing of Scholars in both Japan and Australia. While there, the three Scholars, Abel, Lusako, and Prudencio, shared their university campuses, as well as the […]

Prof. Flemming Besenbacher Joins the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council

Ashinaga is pleased to announce that Prof. Flemming Besenbacher has joined the Kenjin – Tatsujin International Advisory Council, a supporting body of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI). Prof. Besenbacher is Chairman of the Carlsberg Group, the Carlsberg Foundation, and the Tuborg Foundation and is an international leading scientist within the field of nanoscience. He has […]