A BRUNEIAN is scheduled to fly to Japan today to participate in the Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP).
According to a press release from the Japanese Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, Md Sofian Basri passed a selection process that earned him the right to participate in the YLP as a scholarship recipient. He will be studying at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).
The YLP, which offers opportunities to study Public Administration & Public Policy, is part of the Japanese government’s ‘Monbukagakusho’ Scholarship Student Programmes under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
The scholarship runs from October 2014 to September 2015 and is usually granted to officials with considerable work experience in the areas of government and public administration and who are expected to play active roles as future leaders.
The objectives of the YLP are to foster the development of future national leaders in foreign countries, to create comprehensive networks of government and business leaders in the international community, and to strengthen relations between Japan and other nations.
Among the participants selected in the past are from Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and China.