Keyword: International Partnerships

Learning from Nepal: An Interview with Humanitarian Relief Expert Jock Baker

Learning from Nepal: An Interview with Humanitarian Relief Expert Jock Baker

CDB’s Tom Bannister talks to Jock Baker, an independent consultant commissioned by The Asia Foundation to analyse and share the experiences of Chinese NGOs participating in the Nepal earthquake relief effort

Questionnaire about the draft Overseas NGO Management Law

The second draft of the Overseas NGO Management Law has recently been released on the NPC website for public consultation. China Charity Alliance together with China Development Brief and NGOCN have put together a questionnaire to collect opinions from the public. The results will be submitted to relevant government departments, they will not be made public and only be used for research purposes. If you have any questions about the questionnaire please send them by email to zhengce@ngocn.net. Please click http://www.sojump.com/jq/4955437.aspx#rd to view the questionnaire.

First major cooperation between Chinese NGOs in international disaster relief

In this China Youth Daily article, the One Foundation, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), China Women’s Development Foundation in China are praised for being among the quickest Chinese NGOs to respond after a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. The article says that the active participation and quick response of Chinese NGOs after the earthquake is a positive sign for the development of the Chinese civil society. Chinese NGOs started to form disaster relief cooperative mechanisms after Lushan earthquake(April 20, 2013). During the time of Ludian earthquake (August 3, 2014), 20 NGOs got together and launched a disaster relief cooperation platform. But, the article points out, Chinese NGOs …read more

CDB English Translation of The Overseas NGO Management Law (Second Draft)

CDB English Translation of The Overseas NGO Management Law (Second Draft)

CDB has translated the second draft of the Overseas NGO Management Law, which has just been released for public consultation

Draft overseas NGO law released online for public consultation

The second draft of the law that will bring sweeping new regulations to cover the activities of foreign NGOs in China has been put on the NPC website for public consultation. The “People’s Republic of China Foreign NGO Management Law (Draft Second Draft)”, which emerged out of discussions at the 14th session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, is displayed on the website in full. Comments about the draft can be made via the NPC website or by posting to the address listed below. The deadline for comments is the 4th June.

The One Foundation’s first 72 hours in Nepal

The first 72 hours are the most critical in earthquake relief. The One Foundation were well aware of that and had sent 3 rescue teams to Nepal, and 4 to Tibet within 72 hours after a deadly earthquake struck the Himalayas region. By April 28th there were already 26 people from the foundation working on the frontline of earthquake relief in Nepal and Tibet. As of April 28th, the foundation had raised more than 11.22 million yuan for the relief work in Nepal and Tibet, of which 2.55 millon were from businesses and other groups and 8.67 million were from the public. The Tencent Foundation and Dunhe Foundation were among the groups …read more

The China NGO Consortium for the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

On the night of April 25 right after a 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, the Disaster Relief Coordinating Alliance of Foundations (基金会救灾协调会) convened an emergency meeting with Beijing Normal University, during which the Chinese NGO Coordinating Center for the 4.25 Nepal Earthquake (尼泊尔4·25地震中国社会组织应急响应协调中心) was established. The Center was renamed the China NGO Consortium for the 2015 Nepal Earthquake (or CNC-Nepal) (信息协同平台) during the second session of the meeting. Aside from the members of the Disaster Relief Coordinating Alliance of Foundations, CNC-Nepal also included other Chinese NGOs and international organizations that had participated in or paid close attention to the earthquake relief. The second meeting was convened by China Foundation for Poverty …read more

Chinese NGOs Cross the Himalayas: From Tangshan to Wenchuan to Nepal?

Chinese NGOs Cross the Himalayas: From Tangshan to Wenchuan to Nepal?

CDB’s Tom Bannister takes a first look at the involvement of Chinese NGO’s in the relief effort in Nepal

New revisions made to draft international NGO legislation

Xinhua reports that the 14th session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee has conducted a second review of a draft bill on the management of international NGOs in China. The resultant draft stipulates that international NGOs or their representatives shall not be allowed to set up branches in China “unless otherwise specified by the State Council”. The newly attached proviso – “unless otherwise specified by the State Council” – was added because of dissenting opinions towards the first review of the draft conducted by the 12th session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee. Some local governments and state agencies claimed that the law should be more flexible since …read more

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Horst Fabian, EU–China Civil Society Ambassador and Independent Researcher

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Horst Fabian, EU–China Civil Society Ambassador and Independent Researcher

An interview with Horst Fabian, EU–China civil society ambassador and independent researcher, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Nicola Macbean, Founder and Director of The Rights Practice

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Nicola Macbean, Founder and Director of The Rights Practice

An interview with Nicola Macbean, Founder and Director of The Rights Practice, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Oliver Radtke of the Robert Bosch Foundation

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Oliver Radtke of the Robert Bosch Foundation

An Interview with Oliver Radtke, China Program Officer for the Robert Bosch Foundation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Stephen Hallett of China Vision

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Stephen Hallett of China Vision

An Interview with Stephen Hallett, Chair and Co-founder of China Vision, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Perrine Lhuillier of Save the Children

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Perrine Lhuillier of Save the Children

An interview with Perrine Lhuillier, Director of Communications and Donor Relations at Save the Children in China, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wolf Kantelhardt of Misereor

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wolf Kantelhardt of Misereor

An interview with Wolf Kantelhardt, Finance and Evaluation Officer at Misereor, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director

Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director

An interview with Howard Liu, OXFAM China Programme Director, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” series

EU-China NGO twinning programs agree to merge

Robert Bosch Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator have agreed to combine their existing exchange programs into a joint initiative. The joint initiative will be named “EU-China NGO Twinning Program”. It will comprise the Stiftung Asienhaus “EU-China NGO Twinning Program”, which is funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Stiftung Mercator’s “China-EU NGO Exchange Program on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development”. Previously, Stiftung Mercator ran its program together with the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) and the China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO) and will now continue this good cooperation with both project partners in the joint initiative. In future, up to 24 employees from Chinese and European organizations will take part in …read more

Online course and scholarship for civil society capacity building launched in Beijing

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today in Beijing launched Building Capacity of CSOs in China, an online e-course and scholarship programme to deliver expert training and qualifications to people studying or working in Chinese Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Civil Society is a field rapidly growing in size and influence in China, with over 547,000 registered CSOs employing around 12 million full-time and part-time staff. The course is designed to improve the capabilities of these organisations by offering a tailor-made series of lectures by experts on technical skills such as fundraising, advocacy, governance and staff management. Participants who complete the five week free online course can receive a certificate of …read more