MTCP was officially launched on 7 September 1980 at the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting in New Delhi to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation, in particular to share its development experiences and expertise with other developing countries. Based on the belief that the development of a country depends on the quality of its human resources, MTCP emphasizes the development of human resources through the provision of training in various areas which are essential for a country’s development such as public administration, good governance, health services, education, sustainable development, agriculture, poverty alleviation, investment promotion, ICT and banking.
More than 100 short-term specialized courses are offered by more than 50 MTCP training institutions, many of which are centres of excellence for training. Since its launching, more than 25,000 participants from 140 countries have benefited from the various programs offered under the MTCP.
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).