Malaysia supports 144 developing countries under the framework of the South-South Cooperation since 1980 via the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP). In 1983, Japan started its Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) in Malaysia. Subsequently, Malaysia and Japan began to collaborate in 1992 to assist developing countries under the MTCP Recipient List within this TCTP arrangement.

Upon the launch of TICAD in 1993 by the Government of Japan, to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners on issues facing Africa, such as economic development, poverty and conflict, JICA begun to streamline its assistance under the TCTP for the African countries in line with the TICAD Initiative. In this regard, several sectors pertinent to national development of a country have been identified, interalia, primary Science and Mathematics education.

The following is the available TCTP Course this year (2024).

Title: Third Country Training Programme on ‘Curriculum and Textbook Development for Professional Enhancement of Mathematics and Science Educators’
Date: 25 September - 15 October 2024  
Application Deadline: 18 July 2024  31 July 2024 (extended)
Target Participants: Government officials involved in primary mathematics or science curriculum development, implementation and or assessment; district mathematics or science officers/coordinators, teachers and teacher educators.
Target Countries: Ghana, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, South Sudan, Rwanda, Sudan, Lesotho, Eswatini, Burundi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia
Mode: Face-to-Face
Venue: SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia
Organised by: SEAMEO RECSAM
Funded by: Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) & Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


To access the application form, kindly visit the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme website

Click here to download the General Information (GI) about this course.
You can also download the tentative timetable at this link >> Science Group | Mathematics Group


For enquiries, please contact:

Name: Ms. Tiana Mohamad
Training Institute: SEAMEO RECSAM
Office Number: +604 6522700
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The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting in New Delhi, India, to signify Malaysia’s commitment to the South-South Cooperation, in particular, the Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (TCDC).

The MTCP emphasizes on the development of human resources through the provision of training in various areas which are essential for a country’s development such as agriculture, economy, finance, public management and administration, science & technology and ICT, health diplomacy, safety and security including cyber security, cultural diplomacy, social development, environment-related to SDG2030, education, industrial and technical training. Annually, Malaysia offered more than 60 technical and capacity-building programs under the MTCP, which have benefited more than 35,500 participants from 144 countries.

Objectives of MTCP:

<    To share development experience with other countries;

<    To strengthen bilateral relations between Malaysia and other developing countries;

<    To promote South-South Cooperation (SSC); and

<    To promote technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC).

The following was the past MTCP Course organised by SEAMEO RECSAM.

Title: Online Course on ‘Instructional Design using Blended Learning Model in Secondary Science and Mathematics’
Date: 20 June -1 July 2022  
Application Deadline: 20 May 2022
Target Participants: Secondary Science and Mathematics teachers or teacher educators/ national trainers/ educators from the Ministry of Education or other public agencies.
Target Countries: MTCP recipient countries (refer here)
Jointly organised by: MTCP & SEAMEO RECSAM

Click here for more information about this course.