JCIE has teamed up with the UN Foundation and the WHO Foundation as the Japan partner of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. This fund enables Japanese companies, organizations, and individuals to donate to support the work of the WHO, CEPI, UNICEF, WFP, and other international organizations in their fight against the pandemic.
JCIE has launched the National Network for an Inclusive Future, which aims to support the establishment of regional platforms to discuss the acceptance and settlement of foreigners throughout Japan. With support from the Toyota Foundation, JCIE will work with local governments, councils, NPOs, companies, media, and other Japanese organizations tackling obstacles to foreign talent and multicultural coexistence in local communities.
JCIE has launched the Sustainable Aid Systems for Foreign Residents in Japan (SAFOR) Project in cooperation with Japan Platform to provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to foreign residents in need in Japan.
From Japan Times
Memorial and prayer services were held across Japan on Monday, which marked the second anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Tohoku’s coastline and left some 19,000 people dead or missing amid the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
By Tom Paulson
A report by JCIE notes that Americans have given about $730 million to assist Japan in rebuilding and recovery from the 2011 tsunami. Many might be upset to learn that one rich nation donated so much to another rich nation when so many extremely poor countries and communities have bigger needs. Shouldn’t we have directed that money elsewhere?
JCIE Marks One-Year Anniversary as the Japan Partner of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO
JCIE began partnering with the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO to accept donations to support the WHO and other international organizations in the fight against the global pandemic.
In partnership with the Japan Platform (JPF), JCIE has launched a project to provide grants utilizing funds held in dormant bank accounts in Japan. Humanitarian Aid for Marginalized Immigrants (HAMIS), will provide financial support to organizations that provides humanitarian assistance and support self-reliance among foreign residents in Japan.
JCIE has launched the Diverse Roots, Inclusive Society initiative to build the social infrastructure needed to build a more inclusive Japanese society that can fully support youths with foreign roots. JCIE will act as a funding organization to provide grants that support the types of educational support, employment support, etc., that youths with foreign roots require.
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund | The Significance of Private Donations in the Global COVID-19 Response
JCIE held a virtual meeting to deepen the understanding of COVID-19’s global impact and the important role the WHO plays in the global response. The discussion featured Naoko Yamamoto, assistant director-general of UHC and health systems at the World Health Organization (WHO), and Masataka Uo, CEO of the Japan Fundraising Association, with JCIE’s Satoko Itoh as a moderator.
JCIE is workingwith the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Fish Family Foundation to facilitate small grants to 7 organizations in Japan to help them respond to the needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.