Dispatch Japanese Experts to Foreign Local Governments

Specialist Dispatch Project

One of CLAIR Singapore’s main roles is to promote constructive mutual exchange between local governments in Japan and the ASEAN region, including India and Sri Lanka. In this regard, exchange in terms of knowledge transfer has always been an emphasis in CLAIR Singapore’s programs, and the Specialist Dispatch Project implemented by CLAIR Singapore embodies this vision of further promoting knowledge exchange between local governments in Japan and the ASEAN region, India as well as Sri Lanka.

Under the Specialist Dispatch Project, Japanese local government officials (including retirees) who have knowledge or technical skills in various fields, are dispatched to local governments in the ASEAN region, India and Sri Lanka as specialists. These specialists will contribute to improving the quality of local administration, technical expertise and human resources in the overseas local governments. The specialists’ fields of expertise include fire and disaster prevention, water supply and sewerage, social welfare, health and sanitation, local administration and many more.

Specialist Dispatch Project on Flood Management for Kuala Lumpur City Hall
Specialist Dispatch Project for Baguio City, Philippines
Specialist Dispatch Project for Nakhon Phanom PAO, Thailand
Japanese Specialist Dispatched to the Philippines
International Cooperation in Malaysia

Recent Successful Projects

The following is a list of projects successfully implemented by CLAIR Singapore

FY Country Area of Expertise
2021 Philippines (Baguio City) Disaster Management
Thailand (Nakhon Phanom PAO) Agriculture
2019 Malaysia (Selayang City) Disaster Management and Prevention
Philippines (Libjo City) Tourism
2018 Philippines (Baguio City) Management of Landscape
Indonesia (Surabaya City) Water Supply and Sewage Management
India (Gangtok City) Disaster Management and Prevention
Thailand (Sisaket City) Fire and Disaster Prevention
2017 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Management of Markets and Food Courts
India (Jalgaon Municipal Corporation) Water Supply and Sewage Management
Indonesia (Jogjakarta) Agriculture
Thailand (Srakathiem SAO) Japanese Language
Philippines (Vigan City) Disaster Management and Prevention
2016 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Social Welfare
Thailand (Saensuk Municipality) Public Health and Sanitation
Vietnam (Danang City) Japanese Language
India (Porbandar Municipality) Solid Waste Management
2015 Brunei Fire Fighting
Indonesia (Surabaya) Environment Conservation
Thailand (Sisaket) Public Health and Sanitation
Thailand (Sukhothai) Urban Planning
2014 Indonesia (Surabaya) Disaster Prevention
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Waste Management
Thailand (Sukhothai) Tourism
Vietnam (Hanoi) Fire and Disaster Prevention
2013 Indonesia(Surabaya) Sewerage Management
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Health and Sanitation
Brunei Fire and Disaster Prevention
Vietnam (Hanoi) Fire and Disaster Prevention
2012 Indonesia (Surabaya) Environmental Conservation
Thailand (Phitsanulok) Tourism Promotion
Indonesia (Phuket) Public health management
Thailand (Bangkok) Fire and Disaster Prevention
2011 Thailand (Phitsanulok) Public health management
Thailand (Phatthalung) Education
Brunei Agriculture and Commerce
2010 Thailand (Phitsanulok) Preservation of intangible cultural assets
Thailand (Bangkok) Fire and desaster preverntion
India Water supply and sewerage management
Brunei Agriculture and commerce
2011 Thailand Firefighting and rescue
Malaysia Health and Sanitation
Malaysia Firefighting and rescue
2008 Thailand Health and social walfare
Brunei Firefighting and rescue

Application Process

The Specialist Dispatch Project coordinated by CLAIR Singapore will be opened for application in the period between March to April every year. Local governments and related organizations in the ASEAN region, India, as well as Sri Lanka that are interested to participate in the project are invited to submit their request forms to CLAIR Singapore’s official counterparts as stated below:

Country Counterpart
Malaysia Department of Local Government, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and
Local Government
Indonesia Directorate General of General Administration, Ministry of Home Affairs
Brunei Ministry of Home Affairs
Cambodia General Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior
Laos Ministry of Home Affairs
Philippines Department of the Interior and Local Government, Ministry of Interior
Thailand Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior
Vietnam International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Home Affairs
Myanmar General Administration Department, Ministry of Home Affairs
India All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG)

Interested local governments and related organizations are advised to directly contact the above counterparts for the relevant guidelines, request forms, and detailed information pertaining to the project. You can also contact CLAIR Singapore for any matters related to the project.

The application documents can be accessed from the following links, should you wish to peruse the detailed information pertaining to the project:

Kindly contact CLAIR Singapore at
TEL: +65-6224-7927
FAX: +65-6224-8376
E-mail: info@clair.org.sg
should you require further information about the project.