◆会 場 クロスパルにいがた ２０２講座室
講師 （学）新潟国際藝術学院 学院長 東 富 有 氏
○参加費：講演会 無料, 懇親会 5,000円
The progression of globalization today has resulted in developing countries experiencing rapid economic growth—but has also meant that they face serious problems such as conflicts stemming from internal contradictions related to history, ethnicity and religion, for example; as well as continued expanding poverty due to economic disparity.
nd while initiatives related to global cooperation with developing countries are actively underway under the direction of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which works to implement Official Development Assistance (ODA), there are times when it is difficult to work within the government's official ODA framework. On such occasions, support-related projects that are spearheaded by autonomously-operating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an invaluable role.
NGOs in Niigata Prefecture that are working for purposes of international cooperation have continued to engage in projects in a number of different fields, including education, social welfare, medicine and industry.
At the same time, however, such efforts on the part of single organizations (or even single individuals) undertaken in such areas as education, research and disaster-related policy face their own sorts of challenges and limitations.
The Niigata NGO Network was created for the purpose of providing opportunities for coordination between such organizations and individuals, as well as expanding and strengthening existing communication channels by attracting new members—as well as assisting with the development of members’ initiatives and other NGO-related activities.
Information regarding members' projects is widely disseminated both within and outside Niigata Prefecture through means including newsletters and international festivals. In addition to deepening understanding on the part of local citizens with regard to NGO-related activities, partnerships are also encouraged through the close communication that is fostered among member organizations via the mutual exchange of information.
In addition, regular and supporting members are also recruited through the above types of initiatives.
In order to ensure that NGOs continue their activities and become even more active, opportunities for learning are provided to local citizens who have an interest in NGO-related work—thereby also cultivating a new generation of individuals to continue carrying on such action.
In order to adapt to fluctuating situations overseas, inquiries and research are conducted on an ongoing basis.
At present, the Niigata NGO Network organizes and facilitates periodic international education research seminars, which offer participants—primarily, elementary, junior high school and high school teachers—the opportunity to enhance the education that they provide in the area of international understanding.
By utilizing our network, members are able to strengthen their relationship with outside bodies, including governmental organizations and additional groups working in the area of international cooperation—thereby enabling a synergy effect with respect to NGO-related activities.
In addition, we help facilitate collaborative rescue and fundraising-related actions following large-scale natural disasters in developing countries.
The Niigata NGO Network (N-Net) is comprised of NGOs in Niigata Prefecture that are working in the field of international cooperation, along with their supporters.
Members provide support for one another's activities, such as attending each other's events and exchanging information.
Any organization or individual sharing the ideals of the network is welcome to become a member.
Member services include the following:
Supporting members: Minimum of 10,000 yen. Please make payments in denominations of 10,000 yen (i.e., 20,000, 30,000, etc…)
List of members (organizations, individuals, and supporting member organizations)
* Listings are alphabetical in accordance with the order of the Japanese syllabary
《正会員》 学生 1,000円 ／ 個人 5,000円 ／ 団体 8,000円
私たち、にいがた NGO ネットワーク（通称 N ネット）は新潟県内に拠点を置く国際協力 NGO とサポーターの集まりです。