The TOMODACHI NGO Leadership Program supported by J.P. Morgan 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.
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.
- Delegation to InterAction Forum (Washington, DC)
- Humanitarian Response Workshop
- NPO Leadership Study Tour (San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA)
- Japan Voluntary Organizations Against Disaster (JVOAD)
- Advocacy Workshop
- HR Workshop: Developing and Sustaining High Performance Teams
- Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Workshop (Tokyo)
- Q&A Workshop
- U.S.-Japan Council Japan Week – NPO Summit
- U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference – NPO Panel “Evaluating the Profile of the Civil Sector”
- U.S.-Japan Council Annual Conference – Leadership Panel “TOMODACHI: Developing the Next Generation”
- Japan Platform, JANIC, and JCIE Seminar: “Strengthening International NGO Partnership on Disaster Response”
- JANIC Symposium: 「市民社会による災害支援活動 その使命と可能性」
Reports & Assessments
- NGO Survey by Japan Platform
- JANIC Assessment
Special thanks to American Airlines for organizing a special send off for the ten NGO leaders from Japan!