Asian NGO Leadership Program
"Asian NGO Leadership Program (ANLP)" addresses Japanese individuals to help them become NGO leaders in Asia, where they will work more closely with other Asian people and NGO leaders in finding solutions to challenging common issues such as poverty reduction and protection of human rights, based on the spirit of mutual help and cooperation, with the aim of building a fair and peaceful society.

With the financial support of MRA Foundation, a Japanese foundation, ACC21 started the "Asian NGO Leadership Program" in 2009, and hopes to turn out 40 NGO entrepreneurs/leaders within five years.

This is the fourth year of ANLP program, and so far, we accepted about 30 members, and about 20 members are actively engaging in non-profit activities in some NGOs or NPOs.

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◆What's new about the Program?◆

Five students of ANLP, Program Committee member and the Secretariat staff will visit NGOs in Thailand from September 2 to 9, 2012.This is the fourth year of this human resource development program and the countries which ANLP students in the past visited includeThe Philippines and Bangladesh. This year, those NGOs which the team will visit include SVA Foundation, Duang Prateep Foundation, PDA, the largest NGO in Thailand, Thai Volunteer Service Foundation, Education for Development Foundation, a Japanese regional office in Southeast Asia, Friends International Thailand concerned with immigrant children, and schools and farmers in Udon Thani, Northeastern Thailand. The students will have intensive dialogue with leaders of these NGOs and expose themselves to people in the fields.

The report and photos of the Thai study visit will be shared soon.

◆Program Management Committee ◆

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    Ryokichi Hirono, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
    Terumasa Akio, President, Minsai Center Japan; Vice Chairman of Education for
            Development Foundation in Thailand
    Mitsuko Horiuchi, Prof. of Graduate School of Bunkyo Gakuin University;
            ASG(or RD), ILO for Asia & the Pacific
    Michio Ito, President, Asian Community Center 21; Professor of Graduate School of
            Social Design Studies, Rikkyo University
    Atsushi Hosokawa, President, Core Driving Force, Ltd.
    Kiyoshi Kehara, Board member, MRA Foundation

    Asian Community Center 21 (ACC21)
    c/o ABK, 12-13 Honkomagome 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8642 JAPAN
    Phone:81-3-3945-2615 FAX:81-3-3945-2692
    Staff in charge: (Ms.) Gladys ANGALA

    Asian Community Center 21 (ACC21)
    MRA Foundation