Short Report 1 (from Bolivia，TAMURA Eka)
(10 Aug. 2019, Internship at JICA Bolivia office)
This is Eka Tamura, sending 1st weekly report from JICA Bolivia office.
I left for Bolivia on August 4th, started from 17:00. When do you think I arrived in Bolivia?.......!!!! the answer is "on August 6, 1:25 am. (in Japan 14:25 pm)" It took 45 hours.Could you imagine it that I had had 2times 12hours flights, but not yet have arrived. I changed 3 times airports. When we arrived in Bolivia, there is 4000m above!! (La Paz Airport is the highest airport in the world.) I was so tired, but I could arrive without a problem. (My suitcases also at the same time arrived.)
August 6 is Bolivian independence day. So I took a break 1 day then I started my job on Wednesday. Only for the past 3 days, but I felt this internship job will end very fast. I think the other member's Internship will be started a little later. So please take the time to prepare for your good job. I put the data which I made for Bolivia's event. If you can participate in it, please inform me. Hehehe
Short Report 2 (from Bolivia，TAMURA Eka)
(19 Aug. 2019, Internship at JICA Bolivia office)
The last Friday I have been to Oruro where is maternal and child health projects are doing to participate the presentation.（It takes 3hours by car from the office.） When I was working as a volunteer, I worked by my self so It was the first time that I took part in the presentation which held various medical institutions and government agency. I felt that moment, our activity is also made from such an agency's activities.
The last Sunday I worked for Culture introduction in the Bolivian park. There are many kinds of country embassies and institutions. I put "Yukata" so I was taken many photos with participants.
Short Report 3 (from Bolivia，TAMURA Eka)
(25 Aug. 2019, Internship at JICA Bolivia office )
Already it had past 2weeks from when I started the internship's job.I see a little by little about the office situation. The office workers have a lot of work other than Public relations, so its works tend to be later. I have changed my plan thatI did in the last presentation. Because I work here for only two months, but I want to put an idea that can be sustained. For example, there was one request from volunteer coordinators. They said to want to disseminate a much more "volunteer voice". I made one format to upload "volunteers voice" by Facebook that contents are easy to make it casually. And I advance that put into originally scheduled. So it is new things but also a combination of existing work. I hope to be executed my idea.
Short Report 4 (from Bolivia，TAMURA Eka)
(4 Sept. 2019, Internship at JICA Bolivia office )
There are only 3 weeks left in Bolivia. I want to plan what I can do in the remaining period.I did one questionnaire to get information about JICA bolivia office Facebook followers. From this result, I could get the result from 140 persons. They are following our FB to get information about international cooperation in Bolivia but also Japanese culture, information about volunteer class, and the other country information too. I analyze more and make a presentation in Spanish.
Short Report 5 (from Bolivia，TAMURA Eka)
(16 Sept. 2019, Internship at JICA Bolivia office )
Last week I took part in a meeting of south-south cooperation in Bolivia. JICA Bolivia had an opportunity that could present our activity of south-south cooperation. There were 10 present taters from Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, Chile... etc. I wrote this event's article to post the Facebook page.In the article need to write down concise facts, but also need to put my opinion to attract readers.It's difficult for me that write down it in Japanese, also difficult to write in Spanish. But why I could it? Because I'm working with a lot of help from my coworkers. So I would like to express my gratitude "Thank you" for them when I go back to Japan. I work on hard the left two weeks.
Short Report 6 (from Bolivia，TAMURA Eka)
(22 Sept. 2019, Internship at JICA Bolivia office )
Last week I was on a business trip for 6 days. The fast I went to "Cochabamba" where 3rd biggest city in Bolivia. I have been to three schools to observe a class of language and social studies. One school there is one area that many peoples speak the local language. Its school's language class was different from the other schools’. Teachers can speak the local language fluently. And teachers made the text of local language to teach more detail. Furthermore, those students also can speak the local language.When I said "I came to this school to see your language class.", those student's faces were so smiling. They taught me the local language eagerly. This hope is maybe my ego, but I want to continue like this class for the future. The next, I went to "Santa Cruz de la Sierra" to accompany the briefing for farmers with JICA experts. I could see how experts are working. It was a very precious experience for me. Already it left two weeks until I go back to Japan... I don't have much time but I work my best.
Short Report 7 (from Bolivia，TAMURA Eka)
(4 Oct. 2019, Internship at JICA Bolivia office )
Finally, I finished my internship work in Bolivia. I have done a final presentation about my work of public relations. Actually I couldn't do a good presentation. I had to focus on some job that decided before. I did various kinds of relationships, but also I had to put some big work for me.I reflected on the presentation. About the presentation, I don't satisfy but many colleagues say to me "Thank you for your work of public relationships." If I stay here for a long time, my result doesn't change even in the future. I want to be a good experience that bad memory also.So I'll work on hard more to say "I could study various things through the internships".
Short Report 8 (from Philippines，KAWASAKI Daiki)
(Aug. 2019, Internship at Nonprofit organization IMAGINUS)
I had stayed 2 weeks. As an NPO on-going program I actually visited the villages and surveyed the needs of the villagers in this week. Whereas my research survey, next week I will conduct survey to get the basic information of villagers in new village. And I will study the contract of the weather index insurance and research method for measuring the risk aversion.Current issue is time management. Because I take English lessons on weekdays, it takes time. And I feel that the issue is how to reduce the time required for each job. Get advice from other intern students and understand where I am spending too much time. For issues that seem to be taking too long, I set my own time limit so that I don't spend too much time. From the point of concentration, I think it will be more efficient by running a cycle of 25 minutes work and 5 minutes break.
Short Report 9 (from Philippines，KAWASAKI Daiki)
(8 Sep. 2019, Internship at Nonprofit organization IMAGINUS)
This week I conducted the survey for my research in Kabayabusan (others village).In the survey I had conducted the risk preference game. I thought that some people be able to understand the game. But the other people doubtful understand. After interview I asked them their impression of the game every time. Almost all subjects answered they was able to understand the game mean. But I don't know how to measure their understanding. Then I find out that I need to learn how to measure their understanding. Next week, I will focus to study how to measure understanding of subjects to the game.
Short Report 10 (from Philippines，KAWASAKI Daiki)
(15 Sep. 2019, Internship at Nonprofit organization IMAGINUS)
My internship passed for 6 weeks. This week have conducted analyzing collected data from interview in Kabayabsan (village) last week. From this village I got farmer's basic information, risk preference and willingness to pay for Weather Index Insurance.
Actually, conduct analyze the data, I felt that it was difficult to find correlation. And I felt it was difficult to explain in an easy-to-understand to people who did not know about risk preference in weekly presentation. As a separate job, I compiled this week's activity into a text for posting on Facebook to get to know NGO activities. Next week, I will improve my presentation and participating in project in progress of NGO that is product development.
Short Report 11 (from Philippines，KAWASAKI Daiki)
(22 Sep. 2019, Internship at Nonprofit organization IMAGINUS)
This week we focused on creating prototypes for new product development.And to ask our prototype design, we asked the guests who are currently staying in my institution gest house.
From their comment, I am redesigning the new prototype.
Additionally, I considered the division of roles between villagers and NGOs. I also consider the system from product manufacturing to getting the profits of NGOs.
Short Report 12 (from Philippines，KAWASAKI Daiki)
(30 Sep. 2019, Internship at Nonprofit organization IMAGINUS)
Final week I visited the project area to discuss how to sell the new product and how to get the benefits of villagers. This weekend, I wanted to sell the products our developed, but we could only decide on the design of a new product and sales channel. For this reason, we created a document that shows the next steps and issues so that it will be easy to take over this project when the next internship student comes. on the other hand, about analyzing my survey, I revise it again. And get feedback from NGO staff. From the feedback I want to revisit it so that I can get better.
Short Report 13 (from India，TAKEMOTO Yu)
(9 Sept.2019, Internship at Satyam-Venture Engineering Service Private Limited)
This is Yu Takemoto, visiting Satven in Hyderabad, India. Satven is a engineering service company in the automobile field.I send 1st weekiy report (2-Sep to 8-sep).
At 2-Sep, I arrived in Hyderabad.
At 3 to 4-Sep, my technical advisor, Tanaka Sensei and I had some meetings with Satven.This meeting agenda was 2 items.・About our collaboraing research・About my Internship
At 5 to 6-sep, I practiced how to use a computer 3D modeling tool.
At 7 to 8-Sep, I experienced Indian holidays. In this week, I will practice CAE more.
Short Report 14 (from India，TAKEMOTO Yu)
(16 Sept.2019, Internship at Satyam-Venture Engineering Service Private Limited)
At 9 to 13-Sep, I practiced CAE (Hyper Mesh and LS-DYNA) and we design a new Crash Box.
At 14 to 15-Sep, I went to famous spots in Hyderabad and I learned Hyderabad's history and social issues. In this week, I will make a summary in this internship.
Short Report 15 (from India，TAKEMOTO Yu)
(27 Sept.2019, Internship at Satyam-Venture Engineering Service Private Limited)
I came back to Japan at 22 Sep.
At 16 to 18-Sep, I practiced CAE (Hyper Mesh and LS-DYNA) and we design a new Crash Box.
At 19-Sep, I made the some documents for my summary presentation. And Satven SE and I discussed about our collaborate research.
At 20-Sep, I had a lunch meeting with CEO and I presented the summary of my internship program.
At 21-Sep, I traveled in Singapore as a transit.
At 22-Sep, I came back to Hiroshima.
Current, I am looking back on my internship and preparing for the next experiments in Hiroshima University. Sorry for my report delay.
Short Report 16 (from Philippines，ESHUN FELIX KWAMINA EGYIR)
(30 Sep. 2019, Internship at ALMEC)
I arrived in the Philippines on Monday, 23 Sep. I started my internship on Wednesday 25 Sep., with an introduction by my supervisor to the entire staff of ALMEC Manila Philippines. During the first week, I was giving some task of an ongoing project which I have to use Google Earth to find the coordinates for all the identified spots for the project. The assigned task is supposed to be completed by Thursday 3 Oct.
I was also taking through the city to experience the transportation system by riding on most of their Public transit systems. And final at the close of the week. I attended a meeting at the MMDA where there is an ongoing project between ALMEC and the MMDA.
Short Report 17 (from Philippines，ESHUN FELIX KWAMINA EGYIR)
(8 Oct. 2019, Internship at ALMEC)
The weather in Manila has been very favourable and am proceeding on my internship as scheduled.
Last week was dedicated to external transportation activities. I attended three days of urban transportation Forum, which was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Asian region to address traffic menace within the sub-region at the ADB premises. The forum was five days, but have to take two days off to attend the first-ever Road and Traffic expo in the Philippines. So, the entire week was for transportation activities to know the situation of the traffic situation in the Asian region with an emphasis on Metro Manila and the way forward. Brief of events for last week. You will hear from me next week on this week's activities.
Short Report 18 (from Philippines，ESHUN FELIX KWAMINA EGYIR)
(10 Oct. 2019, Internship at ALMEC)
We've been out on the field for the past two days. Week three was dedicated to assisting the project office in preparing the Technical report on traffic bottlenecks for the MMDA and the LGUs in Metro Manila on the ongoing project.
Short Report 19 (from Philippines，ESHUN FELIX KWAMINA EGYIR)
(23 Oct. 2019, Internship at ALMEC)
Below are activities for my final week at ALMEC Corporation. As part of the ongoing process to prepare a comprehensive traffic management plan for Metro Manila, we (the ALMEC project team) met with the all the 17 LGUs of Metro manila (the first meeting) to discuss the traffic bottlenecks in their various LGUs.
I also had the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with some of the ALMEC consultants to discuss some the processes and procedures of collecting traffic data, processing, analyzing and forecasting in the in the economic perspective as well. The ALMEC office also scheduled a meeting for me with the Traffic Unit of the MMDA. There, I was taking through the various processes of traffic count, traffic data analysis, and how to use traffic software like VISSIM to simulate traffic for forecasting. Thank you all.
Short Report 20 (from Indonesia，PENG BUNHEANG)
(8 Aug. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
I have arrived my Dormitory in UPI where I have to stay during my internship on last Tuesday evening. Then I prepared stuff for settle down including SIM card and other.
Then next day, I went for a meeting Usep sensei who is going to coordinate for my research to pilot in Lab School of UPI. Then he introduced on of his student who assist me with translation in their language during my experiment. Next we discuss about arranging time for making appointment with Lab School Principal and request for consent letter and so on.
The following day, I met my translator and discuss about my teaching materials to make sure she understands my materials. Then she can explain them in detail and clear.
Last but not least, I also had an appointment with my supervisor in PUSKIM where I have to my internship. I was introduced around the PUSKIM and gave greeting to some key head of departments and divisions in here. Today I also went out with my Supervisor to check and collect data from whether measurement tool in indoor and outdoor from a technology university in Bandung.
Tomorrow, I also have another appointment with Lab School Principal and teachers there in order to present my teaching plan (my research experiment) to them and request for some necessary information.
Short Report 21 (from Indonesia，PENG BUNHEANG)
(3 Sep. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
There is no much updated for this week. Actually, during this week, I have spent most of my time for preparations (translation, verify materials, making copies, etc) in my experiment (teaching at an elementary school in UPI) because today was my experiment day.
Finally, I have done it and it's going well...Tomorrow I am going to travel to PUSKIM where I have my internship and start working from that day on.
Short Report 22 (from Indonesia，PENG BUNHEANG)
(9 Sep. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
How fast it is?For this week, I spent almost my time with PUSKIM by going to the field and working in the office tasks with them. Through these days, I have involved in one of their main current research which is "Low Energy Housing Area Design Concept". This research has the same objective as my research which is how to save energy in residential house; however, we use different treatment to test it as my research more likely to focus on human behavior while they are more interested in building design. Therefore, I feel it is an interesting for me to look at the topic from another corner not just only human behavior alone. Sometimes, construction can take big part to improve energy saving.
I have learnt many things from them including the measurement of airflow inside and outside the house, how to use data for simulation, and others.
My supervisor and colleagues are kind, friendly, and helpful. They share and explain me what I would like to know...I have a great time with them...And today, I came to UPI to collect my task and distribute my Questionnaire to students.
Then I turn back to PUSKIM until Thursday, I will come to collect my Questionnaire back...
Short Report 23 (from Indonesia，PENG BUNHEANG)
(16 Sep. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
The time is flying! My internship has completed...My final week activities was a bit busy because I had to manage my time to complete my tasks both places (PUSKIM and UPI).However, I could make it although I do some adjustment (change from home visit to telephone interview because interviewees are busy) for my work in UPI with my pilot research, everything is going well.
Short Report 24 (from Bandung,Indonesia，HANIEF ARIEFMAN SANI)
(16 Sep. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
I am doing an internship in my home country, specifically in Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM) in Bandung, Indonesia, with Sumi-san from Japan. This internship is like going home to the same county environment but in a different region and different culture.
We arrived in Bandung on September 10th, and welcomed by Kubota-Sensei. On the next day we were introduced to the person in charge in PUSKIM and our supervisor. My supervisor here is M. Fajri Alfata the head of building science division in PUSKIM. After explaining about the research proposal and discussing our future activities here, they showed us the office and gave us tour around the facilities.
We are staying in the dormitory of PUSKIM and currently starting our activities here doing the research and internship.
Short Report 25 (from Bandung,Indonesia，HANIEF ARIEFMAN SANI)
(23 Sep. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
In Puskim, I am focusing on doing measurement of Indoor Air Quality in Apartment. Continued from last week, I started to contact and survey some companies and universities in Indonesia for measurement instrument and facilities. We discussed which company that will help us in this research. We also decided that I will go to Surabaya to contact the respondents and gain permission.
Short Report 26 (from Surabaya, Indonesia，HANIEF ARIEFMAN SANI)
(1 Oct. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
Currently I am in Surabaya Indonesia for doing Measurement and Survey of Indoor Air Quality in Apartment.Last week, we visited chemical engineering lab in Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia for looking at their Gas Chromatography facilities. We wanted to see the possibility of join research with their lab in analyzing the next measurement. (picture attached)
I went to Surabaya on September 25th and will stay in Surabaya to do the survey and analysis.I just got the student accommodation to stay yesterday. I will continue my research and survey.
Short Report 27 (from Surabaya,Indonesia，HANIEF ARIEFMAN SANI)
(15 Oct. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
From my last update, I am still in Surabaya continuing my research and survey in Apartment. I am currently working with the help of Building Science laboratory of Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology. I went to several apartments and asking their permission for measurement.
On the other hand, I have to consult and ask for help for my research with several measurement companies such as SGS and Sucofindo in order to find the right way to measure the Indoor Air Quality. Currently, the discussion related the future of this survey and measurement is still in the process.
Short Report 28 (from Indonesia，SUMI Jumpei)
(16 Sep. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
I arrived in Indonesia 10th of September as scheduled.Sorry for the late contact.In the last week, I showed the proposal to the person who was in charge of the internship at Puskim.And I prepared for our own measurements.Since the preparation for the staying Indonesia has been completed in the last week, I am going to start the actual measurement from this week.
Short Report 29 (from Indonesia，SUMI Jumpei)
(23 Sep.2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
From last week, I went to the survey site and started measuring.With the cooperation of Kampong residents, we will make measurements at some houses and continue to make measurements at other houses.
I will send you a photo of the actual measurement.
Short Report 30 (from Indonesia，SUMI Jumpei)
(30 Sep. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
Last week, I continuously measured some houses and collected data.
In most of the houses, it became clear that pm2.5 pollution was severe and the outside air pollution was serious. I will continue to make measurements so that many samples can be obtained.
Short Report 31 (from Indonesia，SUMI Jumpei)
(9 Oct. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
Last week, I held a workshop. In this workshop, we first explained examples of housing improvements through presentations. We asked the residents to write on paper what kind of problems they had in each house and asked for their opinions.I think that the residents' understanding has deepened in two points, the points that should be improved in each house and the improvement method.
Short Report 32 (from Indonesia，SUMI Jumpei)
(26 Oct. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
Last week, I continuously measured some houses.In addition to that, I met a leader of Krurahan and explained the details of my current research. (Krurahan is like a district in Japan) The actual measurements can be collected close to the planned sample size.(Current sample size 34/Scheduled sample size 40) I will continue to measure.
Short Report 33 (from Indonesia，SUMI Jumpei)
(13 Nov. 2019, Internship at Puslitbang Perumahan dan Pemukiman (PUSKIM))
Last week, the surveys were completed for 38 houses that were planned.
Therefore, the results obtained by actual measurements are now summarized so that the residents can see them. This week I will show all the results to the residents and the intern's director.