Korea International Cooperation Agency

Name of the organization

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

General information about the organization

· The main purpose of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is to increase the role of Korea's grant aid programs in grants and technical cooperation programs in developing countries;

· The organization was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea;

· Sohn Hyuk-Sang has been the head of KOICA since December 1, 2020;

· The organization has offices in 44 partner countries;

· The main areas of activity are education, health, public administration, agriculture and fisheries, industry and energy.

Information about cooperation between Azerbaijan and the organization

· Our country's cooperation with KOICA began in 1994. Consequently, the organization provided assistance to Azerbaijan in addressing urgent issues during that year. Azerbaijan Representative Office of KOICA was inaugurated in February 2009.

· Resident Representative in the country is Jong Hyun Moon.

  • Currently, KOICA is implementing 3 projects in our country.
  • Current projects:

- Integrated rural development for IDP communities in Azerbaijan through revitalization of Kahriz water supply system;

- The establishment of innovation policy in Azerbaijan;

- Support to vulnerable populations living in Azerbaijan affected by conflict.