The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) appoints Mr. Hiroyasu Tonokawa as its new Chief Representative for JICA Saint Lucia Office, replacing Mr. Tsutomu Kobayashi who recently completed his assignment in Saint Lucia.
The Representatives paid a courtesy at the Department of External Affairs on April 19, 2021 to meet with Permanent Secretary Adria Rose Sonson and Shantelle Polius the Foreign Service Office Responsible for Asia, Africa and Oceanic Region for the introduction of incoming and farewell remarks by the outgoing representative.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Tonokawa was the Deputy Director General of JICA Yokohama. He began his career with JICA in 1994 in the JOCV Secretariat of JICA Headquarters and has since diversified his work experience in various departments of the organization including the overseas offices in JICA Nepal and JICA Philippines.
Mr. Tonokawa is a graduate of the Waseda University where he studied Political and Economic Science and has a rich background in JICA’s Technical cooperation and Grant Aid assistance programs, specifically those in the education and private sectors.
Mr. Tonokawa takes pride in being privilege to lead JICA Saint Lucia as its new Chief Representative and his commitment in providing continued support to the people of Saint Lucia towards development and prosperity of this beautiful and inviting island state. He further assured to work towards the realization of a more visible relationship and mutual understanding between Saint Lucia and Japan, keeping in mind JICA’s vision of “Leading the world with trust” in Saint Lucia.