AIT Extension (AITE) in partnership with Fredskorpset Norway (FK Norway) is organizing a 14th Fredskorpset Preparatory Course (South –South Exchange) at AIT (22 March – 10 April, 2010). 28 participants from 13 different countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, P.R. China, India, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam) are attending the program. AITE has successfully conducted ten (10) similar FK Preparatory Courses during the year 2003 – 2009.
FK Norway believes in promoting development through exchange between partners working in similar fields in different developing countries. The development organizations involved in the South–South Exchange programs are mostly, NGO’s and private & public sector agencies. The objective of the program is to facilitate exchanges between partners in different countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Hence, the course will prepare participants for living and working in Asian countries; provide information regarding development issues in the Asian region; and enable participants to learn through collaboration & discussion. Over 200 participants from 26 countries from Asia, Africa and Norway have already participated in FK South –South exchange programs.