THE INVIGORATION OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION NGOs
Commissioned by the Tokyo Foundation, JCIE conducted a research project to explore policies for revitalizing Japanese NGOs involved in international cooperation activities. The project examined the necessary steps for Japanese NGOs in this field to become a strong presence in Japanese society with the aim of producing concrete recommendations concerning policy measures toward that end. To obtain a wide range of perspectives on this issue, the project team included not only representatives from NGOs and the field of international cooperation but also corporate executives and scholars. The project report contained recommendations regarding new measures to raise social awareness of NGOs, the creation of a funding system to alleviate financial constraints, the improvement of NGOs’ management skills, and government relations.
TATSUO ISHII, Director, SG Private Banking
MICHIO ITO, Professor, Rikkyo University; Director, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
TETSU SADOTOMO, Professor, College of Law, Nihon University
SHINNOSUKE HONJO, Representative Director, Onbetsu, Co.
TOSHIHIRO MENJU, Chief Program Officer, JCIE/Japan