Keyword: International Partnerships

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

2015 China-US Philanthropy Forum held in New York

The 2015 China-US Philanthropy Forum, co-hosted by the Center for China & Globalization and Columbia University School of Social Work, was held in New York City on February 24, 2015. Dr.Wang Huiyao, director of the Center for China & Globalization, spoke to the press during the meeting and stated that exchanges and communications between China and the United States in the field of philanthropy are conducive to the development of China’s public welfare sector. He spoke highly of what Americans have accomplished in philanthropic work, saying that China has a lot to learn from the US in terms of building a comprehensive legal and public supervision system. The Seminar is …read more

Interview with Tony Saich: Philanthropy, Governance, and Future Challenges

Interview with Tony Saich: Philanthropy, Governance, and Future Challenges

This article contains the remaining parts of an interview with Tony Saich of the Harvard Kennedy School, in which Professor Saich talks about governance, international partnerships, China’s new philanthropy, and future challenges facing China’s development.

Which Path should Marginalized Chinese Women's NGOs follow?

Which Path should Marginalized Chinese Women’s NGOs follow?

CDB’s Guo Ting analyzes the landscape of marginalized Chinese women’s NGOs, including those helping female sex workers and lesbian communities.

Interview with Tony Saich: Chinese Philanthropy on the Cusp

Interview with Tony Saich: Chinese Philanthropy on the Cusp

This article is the first of a three part interview with Tony Saich of the Harvard Kennedy School, in which Professor Saich talks about his first experiences in China, and his views of the Chinese philanthropic sector.

CASS: A growing share of CSO funding comes from Chinese sources

A report published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) shows that a growing share of Chinese social organizations’ funding is coming from Chinese sources and that Chinese foundations have replaced foreign foundations as the first funding supplier for the sector.