TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program supported by J.P. Morgan
The TOMODACHI Initiative and J.P. Morgan announced the TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program supported by J.P. Morgan, which is a multi-year commitment to support capacity development of Japanese NGOs, building upon the learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
This three-year program consists of a series of short-term exchanges and workshops that promote idea exchange and practical training between U.S. and Japanese NGO leaders. In 2013, ten Japanese NGO leaders travelled to Washington, DC from April 28 – May 4 and had the opportunity to represent Japanese NGOs at the Annual InterAction Conference.
The program will lead to a stronger, more vibrant and more active Japanese NGO community better prepared to work alongside international partners in conducting effective future relief and recovery activities. The program will also bring forth substantial resources that would not otherwise be available to Japanese NGOs.
Program Launch Lunch
On June 21st 2013, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo held a lunch reception at the Ambassador’s Residence to commemorate the launch of the TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program supported by J.P. Morgan. Ambassador John V. Roos and his wife hosted the event and welcomed distinguished guests that included Senior Country Official Steve Rinoie of J.P. Morgan, Chairman of the Japan Philanthropy Committee Simon Walls of J.P. Morgan, Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki of the House of Representatives, Director of the Second North America Division Tetsuya Otsuru of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mme. Sadako Ogata of Japan International Cooperation Agency and Special Advisor to the President.
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Special thanks to American Airlines for organizing a special send off for the ten NGO leaders from Japan!