iChinaForum.com - NGO http://www.ichinaforum.com/taxonomy/term/102/0 en Introducing the Committee of 100 http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/introducing-committee-100 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/henry-s-tang">Henry S. Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-742" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/introducing-committee-100"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/Tang comm 100.jpg" alt="Tang Introducing the Committee of 100" title="Tang Introducing the Committee of 100" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>The Committee of 100 (C100) was formed in June 1989 by a group of Chinese-Americans, many of them leading figures, to start a dialogue on how to save US-China relations. Fifty to sixty people assembled at the studio of I.M. Pei to devise a strategy. Six key people outlined the principles and goals of the organization. Henry S. Tang was one of them.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/introducing-committee-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/introducing-committee-100#comments Big Picture Committee of 100 International Leaders NGO Policy Think Tank US-China Relations Thu, 30 Dec 2010 03:39:54 +0000 iChinaForum 624 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Front Line NGOs in China: Challenges and Success Stories http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/front-line-ngos-china-challenges-and-success-stories <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/holly-chang">Holly Chang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-664" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/front-line-ngos-china-challenges-and-success-stories"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/holly Front Line NGOs in China Challenges and Success Stories.jpg" alt="holly Front Line NGOs in China: Challenges and Success Stories" title="holly Front Line NGOs in China: Challenges and Success Stories" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Golden Bridges is dedicated to building sustainable capacity of China’s NGO sector. The society’s needs are not always fully addressed by the government nor the private sector so the “civil society” requires people and community based efforts to focus on a broad range of human needs. Holly talks about challenges faced by front line NGOs in China, including competition from the government and an unclear and undeveloped legal system.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/front-line-ngos-china-challenges-and-success-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/front-line-ngos-china-challenges-and-success-stories#comments Social Sector Education Capacity Building Charity China Civil Society GONGO NGO Not for Profit Organizations Philanthropy Sustainability Mon, 28 Jun 2010 03:50:45 +0000 mgarber 367 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Social Entrepreneurship in China: Main Trends and Startup Advice http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/social-entrepreneurship-china-main-trends-and-startup-advice <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/mihela-hladin-chris-pothaar">Mihela Hladin &amp; Chris Pothaar</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-692" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/social-entrepreneurship-china-main-trends-and-startup-advice"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/Hladin Social Entrepreneurship in China Main Trends and Startup Advice.jpg" alt="Hladin Social Entrepreneurship in China: Main Trends and Startup Advice" title="Hladin Social Entrepreneurship in China: Main Trends and Startup Advice" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Mihela and Chris discuss current and future social entrepreneurship trends in China. Much like the development of internet usage in China, concepts like sustainable development and social entrepreneurship were relatively unknown 5 years ago, but thanks to efforts by major celebrities and grassroots NGOs, awareness is growing steadily and quickly. Mihela and Chris argue that social entrepreneurship is a method to contribute to positive social change in China.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/social-entrepreneurship-china-main-trends-and-startup-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/social-entrepreneurship-china-main-trends-and-startup-advice#comments Social Sector Education China NGO Social Entrepreneurship Sustainability Tue, 15 Jun 2010 04:42:19 +0000 mgarber 331 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Lessons on Ecological Rehabilitation From the Loess Plateau http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-loess-plateau <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/john-d-liu">John D. Liu</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-714" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-loess-plateau"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/john liu head 2.jpg" alt="John D Liu Lessons on Ecological Rehabilitation From the Loess Plateau" title="John D Liu Lessons on Ecological Rehabilitation From the Loess Plateau" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="85" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>The <strong><a href="http://www.eempc.org/" target="_blank">Environmental Education Media Project</a></strong> (EEMP) documented a decade long World Bank project located in the north central China Loess Plateau, which dramatically and successfully transformed an area larger than Belgium from a totally devastated wasteland into a fully functional eco-system. This experience is now being transferred from China to successful national and local efforts in Africa in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The UNEP and other organizations are cooperating to share this knowledge globally.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-loess-plateau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-loess-plateau#comments Environment Education China Ecosystem Rehabilitation Environment Food Security NGO Poverty Alleviation Sustainability Mon, 05 Oct 2009 09:57:03 +0000 iChinaForum 59 at http://www.ichinaforum.com China is Trying Hard to be a Positive Environmental Example to Other Countries http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/china-trying-hard-be-positive-environmental-example-other-countries <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/wu-changhua">Wu Changhua </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-766" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/china-trying-hard-be-positive-environmental-example-other-countries"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/Wu Changhua China is Trying Hard to be a Positive Environmental Example to Other Countries.jpg" alt="Wu Changhua China is Trying Hard to be a Positive Environmental Example to Other Countries" title="Wu Changhua China is Trying Hard to be a Positive Environmental Example to Other Countries" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Ms. Wu talks about China’s strategy to balance economic growth with sustainable development.&nbsp; As the world’s most populous country and foremost exporter, China faces a difficult challenge to prevent its economic miracle from turning into an environmental tragedy. She emphasizes China’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, and its success in keeping a rather ambitious schedule in switching to alternative energy. &nbsp;In this way, the giant of the east sets an example for other countries around the world.<strong></strong></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/china-trying-hard-be-positive-environmental-example-other-countries#comments Environment Cleantech Carbon China NGO Renewable Energy Sustainability Thu, 05 Aug 2010 03:59:21 +0000 mgarber 435 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Searching For Status: NGOs in China http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/searching-status-ngos-china <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/jia-xijin">Jia Xijin</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-699" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/searching-status-ngos-china"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/Xijin Jia Searching For Status NGOs in China.jpg" alt="Jia Xijin Searching For Status: NGOs in China" title="Jia Xijin Searching For Status: NGOs in China" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Professor Jia Xijin discusses the environment for NGOs in China. Unlike many developed nations, NGOs in China lack a clear legal status. This means that there are a variety of bureaucratic&nbsp;obstacles to their operation, with “service providers” generally having it easier than “advocacy organizations”. Professor Jia discusses some of those obstacles, as well as the creative ways NGOs in China have been able to circumvent them.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/searching-status-ngos-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/searching-status-ngos-china#comments Social Sector Education China Government NGO Fri, 14 May 2010 07:47:19 +0000 mgarber 220 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Making Positive Change Happen in China: The Roots & Shoots Program in China http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/making-positive-change-happen-china-roots-shoots-program-china <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/erika-helms">Erika Helms</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-690" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/making-positive-change-happen-china-roots-shoots-program-china"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/Erika helms Making Positive Change Happen in China The Roots &amp; Shoots Program in China.jpg" alt="Erika Helms Making Positive Change Happen in China: The Roots &amp; Shoots Program in China" title="Erika Helms Making Positive Change Happen in China: The Roots &amp; Shoots Program in China" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Recent Chinese history is marked by mass campaigns.&nbsp; Mass campaigns to industrialize, mass campaigns to expand the economy, but a mass campaign to restore the balance of nature is still forthcoming.&nbsp; Rather than wait, the Jane Goodall Institute China has taken up the reigns in this campaign to educate China's youth through the Roots &amp; Shoots program.&nbsp;Ms. Helms hopes that knowledge of the environment will spread virally from child to parent and from school to community.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/making-positive-change-happen-china-roots-shoots-program-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/making-positive-change-happen-china-roots-shoots-program-china#comments Social Sector Education China NGO Sustainable Development Tue, 09 Mar 2010 11:42:03 +0000 iChinaForum 79 at http://www.ichinaforum.com An Overview of the Third Sector in Greater China http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/overview-third-sector-greater-china <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/mark-sidel">Mark Sidel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-735" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/overview-third-sector-greater-china"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/mark sidel.jpg" alt="Mark Sidel An Overview of the Third Sector in Greater China" title="Mark Sidel An Overview of the Third Sector in Greater China" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>Iowa Law School Professor Mark Sidel provides a detailed overview of the third sector (civil society/NGO sector) in Greater China and discusses emerging trends such as the impact of the economic downturn in charitable giving and volunteering, innovation in social entrepreneurship and the increased flow of philanthropic capital across borders, particularly across the Taiwan Strait.</p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/overview-third-sector-greater-china#comments Social Sector Education China NGO Philanthropy Social Entrepreneurship Taiwan Third Sector Thu, 12 Nov 2009 03:56:40 +0000 iChinaForum 70 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Lessons on Ecological Rehabilitation: Part 4 http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-4 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/john-d-liu">John D. Liu</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-717" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-4"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/john liu head 1.jpg" alt="John D. Liu 1" title="John D. Liu 1" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="85" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>The <strong><a href="http://www.eempc.org/" target="_blank">Environmental Education Media Project</a></strong> (EEMP) documented a decade long World Bank project located in the north central China Loess Plateau, which dramatically and successfully transformed an area larger than Belgium from a totally devastated wasteland into a fully functional eco-system. This experience is now being transferred from China to successful national and local efforts in Africa in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The UNEP and other organizations are cooperating to share this knowledge globally.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-4#comments Environment Education China Ecosystem Rehabilitation Environment Food Security NGO Poverty Alleviation Sustainability Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:35:24 +0000 iChinaForum 62 at http://www.ichinaforum.com Lessons on Ecological Rehabilitation: Part 3 http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-3 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-speaker"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experts/john-d-liu">John D. Liu</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-715" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-3"><img src="http://www.ichinaforum.com/sites/default/files/images/john liu head 3.jpg" alt="John D. Liu 3" title="John D. Liu 3" class="image image-videothumb " width="150" height="85" /></a></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p>The <strong><a href="http://www.eempc.org/" target="_blank">Environmental Education Media Project</a></strong> (EEMP) documented a decade long World Bank project located in the north central China Loess Plateau, which dramatically and successfully transformed an area larger than Belgium from a totally devastated wasteland into a fully functional eco-system. This experience is now being transferred from China to successful national and local efforts in Africa in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The UNEP and other organizations are cooperating to share this knowledge globally.</p><p><a href="http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ichinaforum.com/interviews/lessons-ecological-rehabilitation-part-3#comments Environment Education China Ecosystem Rehabilitation Environment Food Security NGO Poverty Alleviation Sustainability Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:33:02 +0000 iChinaForum 61 at http://www.ichinaforum.com