Who We Are
The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) was established in 1980 as Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation through the sharing of Malaysia’s development experiences and expertise with other developing countries.
MTCP is premised on the principle that the development of a country is dependent on the quality of its human capital and resources.
MTCP emphasizes human resources development mainly through training; short-term courses in public and
private Malaysian training institutions, and long-term courses in Malaysian public universities.
Other forms of assistance include study visits, practical attachments and provision of services of
Annually, MTCP collaborates with its leading Training Institutions to conduct capacity building programmes in various key areas of development. Since its inception in 1980, more than 34,000 participants from the 144 countries have benefited from the various programmes offered under the MTCP.
A new direction for the MTCP was formulated following its placement under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (also known as Wisma Putra) in 2010. It entails prioritising developing countries of strategic interests, focusing on Malaysia’s area of expertise, demand-driven courses/programmes, cultivation of potential participants who would later serve as ‘friends of Malaysia’, public-private partnership (PPP) and collaboration with new development partners beyond MTCP’s traditional partners. From the eleven key broad areas, the MTCP would give more attention to the following areas namely Professional Services, Management and Public Administration, Economic and Trade, Science, Technology and ICT Management, Industrial/Technical Training, Finance, Diplomacy, Health Services, Humanitarian, Academic/Education and Social Development.