b'IMPACT STATEMENT 2023PARTNERSHIPSOur partnership with theCASE STUDYGovernment of Japan delivers Japanese Overseas FOR THE GOALS Development AssistanceSupporting Angolas (ODA) around the worldFounded in 1967, Crown Agents Japan procuresmine clearance Across the Crown Agents Group, we workand inspects products for delivery. Since 1987, we have been appointed by the Government of Japanactivities through with key stakeholders from multilateralas a procurement agent for flagship aid projects, including the Economic and Social DevelopmentJapanese technologyorganisations, multinational corporations,Programme, which aims to support low- andOne of the most mined countries in the middle- income countries with economic structural Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) andadjustment and poverty reduction.world, Angola continues to work to clear its remaining mines. A Japanese Grant of 210 local NGOs to extend essential servicesAs a result, Crown Agents Japan procures a vastmillion yen (USD 1.5 million) was provided to range of goods for aid projects across Asia, Oceania,support the Centro Nacional de Desminagem to underserved populations and respondLatin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle(CND), Angolas National Demining Centre.East, North Africa, and Europe. This includes the rapidly to emergencies. purchase and delivery of over 474.3 billion yen (USDCrown Agents managed the supply and 3.3 billion) worth of medical, industrial, energydelivery of spares and consumables to extend and humanitarian equipment, such as deminingthe lifetime of existing demining equipment. equipment, solar energy farms, cyber-securityThe grant also provides for rotary cutting systems, agricultural fertilisers, and disasteraccessories to be used with existing machines prevention and reconstruction materials to some to speed up demining, and training to cover 80 countries.the repair and maintenance of the equipment.In the last year, Crown Agents Japan has undertaken 18 international development projects in locations as diverse as Georgia, Jordan, Mauritius, Mozambique, Palestine, and Ukraine, providing services worth47.6 billion yen (USD 328 million).CASE STUDYSupporting disaster prevention and response in LaosDue to its geography, Laos has always suffered from floods. In recent years, they have become more severe, damaging agricultural lands and pisciculture fishponds, threatening lives and livelihoods.To support the disaster prevention and response in Laos, the Japanese Government granted 1 billion yen (USD 6.9 million) to procure equipment, such as truck mounted drinking water treatment units and forklifts.32 33'