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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Taiwan Youth Overseas Service
Project Description: In order to expand the international perspective of Taiwanese teenagers and make good use of national resources to advance international development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs began to study the feasibility for outstanding teenagers to participate in overseas technical and medical missions and projects as alternatives to military service during the 1990s.

Following approval by the government in 2000, the Taiwan Youth Overseas Service was implemented in 2001. Contents of the program include:

‧Survey of needs
1.Investigate the needs of technical and medical missions for conscripts with specialized skills .
2.Submit the missions’ requirements to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If approved, submit to National Conscription Agency, Ministry of the Interior for approval.

‧Recuitment, selection and dispatch of conscripts
1.Hold recruitment and promotional events.
2.Data review with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
3.Assign conscripts to the country where they will serve.
4.Dispatch conscripts.

‧Four-week professional training

‧Management of administrative affairs relating to conscripts’service

Region: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Central America, South America
Implementation Start Date: 2019/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2019/12/31
Project Objectives: ‧Expand the international perspective of Taiwanese teenagers.
‧Enhance civilian-based diplomacy.
‧Give back to the international community and expand international cooperation.
‧Improve the skills and know-how of young Taiwanese men for cultivating a talented pool of human resources for Taiwan’s development work.
Executing Agency: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini,the Republic of the Marshall Islands,Kiribati,Solomon Islands,Palau,Tuvalu,Nauru,Fiji,Haiti,Saint Vincent & the Grenadines , Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Lucia,Nicaragua, Belize,Guatemala,Honduras, Ecuador and Paraguay
Current Progress: To the end of March 2019, the following activities have been completed:
‧To date (18th group), 1420 servicemen have been dispatched to overseas Technical Missions since 2001.
‧Ninety-five servicemen (19th group) will be dispatched in October 2019.
Project Contact: Chang,Pei-Han;Chen-Chao-Yeh
Phone: +886 8732323#238 #217
E-mail: p.h.chang@icdf.org.tw; c.y.chen@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: Strengthen the base of human resources for Taiwan Technical Missions, enhance the benefits of Taiwan’s technical assistance, expand Taiwan’s international activities, and cultivate a pool of talents for international affairs.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Kiribati, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Solomon Islands, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Palau, Taiwan Technical Mission in Tuvalu, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Nauru, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Fiji, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Haiti, Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan Techical Mission in Saint Lucia, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Nicaragua, Taiwan Technical Mission in Belize, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Guatemala, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Honduras, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Ecuador, Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Paraguay
Sector: Social Infrastructure and Services
Sector Item: Other Social Infrastructure and Services
Cooperating Country: Eswatini, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Palau, St. Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Ecuador, Paraguay
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2018/10/5
  • Date Updated:2019/9/19