日本語   JCIE Japanese Language Site



International Seminar: NGOs as Strategic Partners in Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Tokyo, June 6, 2018

In recent decades, NGOs have played an increasingly critical role in humanitarian responses and development assistance. According to the OECD, the leading donor governments channel roughly US$17 billion in ODA through NGOs; plus, NGOs in rich countries raise another $30 billion on their own from private sources for humanitarian and development assistance. NGOs’ growing significance and the specialized capabilities that they bring to their work have convinced governments around the world that working with NGOs as “strategic partners” allows them to amplify their impact and operate more efficiently.

This seminar builds on a recent report from JCIE that examined lessons for Japan from the US experience in developing its NGO sector. Participants examined what Japanese NGOs and government agencies can do to work together on ODA, drawing on the US experience of fostering strategic partnerships on development and humanitarian assistance to consider steps that can help government agencies and NGOs become true strategic partners.

This program was made possible through the generous support of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).

Co-organizers:

Related resources



Agenda

Opening remarks

Keynote remarks

Initial remarks

Lessons from the US experience

[Moderator] James Gannon, Executive Director, JCIE/USA

[Panelists]
[Comments by Diet Members, participants]

Strengthening the Role of NGOs in Overseas Development Assistance

[Moderator] Takeshi Komino, General Secretary, Church World Service Japan

[Panelists]
[Commentator]

Next Steps

Closing Remarks

Reception Remarks