Tohoku Planning Forum #3 Date February 13th. 2012

Tohoku Planning Forum #3        February 13th. 2012
  19:00 - 21:30
Venue Waseda University, Okuma Memorial Tower (Building 26),
4F Room 26-402
Address 1-6-1 Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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Access Access Map to Waseda Campus

Speakers Lori Henderson, British Chamber of Commerce Japan
Angel Ortiz, O.G.A. for Aid
Manabu Shinbori, WAWA Project

Program
19:00 Entry and Get-together
19:30 Welcome
19:40 Alternative perspectives on CSR in times of crisis - private, public & civil sector contributions to relief & reconstruction
Lori Henderson, British Chamber of Commerce Japan
20:00 Supporting the Communities of Minamisanriku and providing a long-term future perspective
Angel Ortiz, O.G.A. for Aid
20:20 Supporting and connecting people actively working for regeneration and recovery in Tohoku
Manabu Shinbori, WAWA Project
20:40 Discussion
Lori Henderson, British Chamber of Commerce Japan

Alternative perspectives on CSR in times of crisis - private, public & civil sector contributions to relief & reconstruction
Lori Henderson will talk about the necessity of post-disaster place building from a human and community perspective, drawing on practical experiences gained since March 2011. She will share examples of how a proactive and coordinated civil society approach can lead to the re-establishment of social and economic activity, while highlighting the importance of leadership in a crisis.
Angel Ortiz, O.G.A. for Aid

Supporting the Communities of Minamisanriku and providing a long-term future perspective
O.G.A. FOR AID is a grassroots NPO that was established shortly after March 11 2011. Over the last 10 months we have focused on aid distribution, economic enhancement and community rehabilitation. In Tohoku Planning Forum we would like to expound on and discuss the assessment and development of appropriate support systems, the challenges and opportunities of integrating capacity building programs, as well as the promotion of leadership and the role of NPO's therein. We hope that our contribution to this forum will be the fostering of ideas, and discussions that in turn will lead to initiatives and projects which can be implemented in various methods along Tohoku. Each town's or city's needs are diverse and different and thus rehabilitation responses need to be developed in close collaboration with the individual local community.
Manabu Shinbori, WAWA Project

Supporting and connecting people actively working for regeneration and recovery in Tohoku
WAWA Project is a social, creative platform for opportunity which is managed by the artist-run non-profit organization commandN, with the cooperation of 3331 Arts Chiyoda. The aim of WAWA is to connecting people in the different disaster-hit areas of Tohoku, who are initiating rehabilitation activities on the ground with those people who wish to support such local regeneration activities. WAWA Project engages closely with activists in the affected communities, is maintaining a physical base for their activities in Tokyo, while transmitting information about their endeavors through online and offline publications. The name of this project came from our commitment to focus on and visualize the individual person who is working in an effort for recovery. By saying WAWA, this translates as "I am" conveying our wish to activate one person at a time. Collectively individuals with much competence become "we," generating greater power to move forward. As the name, Social Creative Platform for Opportunity, states, we want to multiply opportunities that boost the sustainable human energy to rebuild these affected areas.

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