Signing Contract on “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects” in the JFY 2018 (Part 4)


A contract on “Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects” known as “GGP”, totaling at €74,068, was signed between H. E. Mr. Mitsugu Saito, Ambassador of Japan to the Islamic Republic of Iran and Mr. Ahmad Eskandari Nasab, Director General of Education in Kerman Province on 6 March 2019 regarding “The Project for Construction of Prefabricated School Houses for Nomadic Children in Kerman Province”.

The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Gholamreza Karimi, Deputy Minister of Education for International Affairs and Head of the Center for International Affairs and Schools Abroad, at the said Center in Tehran.

Mr. Saito expressed: “Japan and the Islamic Republic of Iran have deepened their close relationships in every fields, such as politics, economics and culture based on the traditional friendship between the two countries, thus far. Among them, in recent years, I believe that the cooperation in the areas of education, medical health and vocational trainings have been particularly important for humanitarian purposes. And, I would like to continue to closely work with the governmental authorities, as well as the NGOs of the country.”

He further added: “The Embassy of Japan in Iran has implemented the GGP assistance for construction of the school in Kermanshah province, which was struck by the earthquakes in November 2017, and I sincerely wish a rapid completion of the school and great success of school children in the area”.


Ambassador Saito and Dr. Karimi, delivering speech

Ambassador Saito and Mr. Eskandari Nasab, exchanged the Grant Contracts


Group photograph of the signing ceremony

The “Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects” by the Government of Japan, known as “GGP”, mainly focuses on projects that are highly beneficial at the grass-roots level and are particularly effective when financed by small-scale assistance, which require swift humanitarian support.

The Embassy of Japan in Iran has supported the projects proposed by various bodies such as NGOs and local governments, since 1999, and has carried out 140 projects in this country in the fields of primary education, medical care, public welfare and rural development, so far.

The Government of Japan intends to further continue its assistance to NGOs and local governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the humanitarian and development fields.