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Disaster Management workshop April 7 @ TUJ

Disaster Management and the role of NGOs
Day/Time: Sunday 10:00-16:30
Date: April 7th

This class focuses on the disaster management cycles and the role of NGOs in the relief, recovery, mitigation and preparation. After a review of the background and state of disasters in the world today, we focus on approaches to dealing with diverse hazards in different contexts. The classes will include presentation, discussion and simulation activities. We will review methods used by different organizations to better understand ways for dealing with complex issues.

Apply by March 28:

Find out more:  

Tel: 0120-86-1026 (Toll Free)  or 03-5441-9864 E-mail:

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop April 6th @ TUJ

Grant Proposal Writing for Nonprofits/NGOs (One-day Workshop) Day/Time: Saturday 10:00-16:30
Date: April 6th
This workshop will focus on how to write and submit a proposal to an international grant making foundation for a specific nonprofit NGO project. First we focus on doing research and getting information on foundations and the actual process. Then we focus exclusively on the step by step writing of the grant proposal. Each participant will come out of the workshop with a completed proposal outline. This will be an interactive workshop aimed at people with little or no experience writing project or funding proposals. Participants will be divided into project groups in order to create complete proposals.

Apply by March 28:
Find out more:  

Tel: 0120-86-1026 (Toll Free)  or 03-5441-9864 E-mail:

excerpts from Polaris Post Volume 64 March 2013

Polaris Project Japan is looking for volunteers and fellows (interns): 
+ Website Creative Volunteer (in Japanese) We need your help in renovating our website: - Be in agreement with Polaris Project Japan's mission and values - Have experience in creating website - Languages to be used: HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc - Skills required for volunteers: design, coding, Joomla! customizing,    project management
+ Fellow (Intern) Our fellows will involve in various projects, from research, event  management, policy advocacy, first as an assistant, and then as a main coordinator. 

* Human Trafficking Map of Japan
* Making a trip reservation for Golden Week? Check your travel agent if they sign the code to fight against child sex trafficking! -----------------------------------------------------------------------
The Golden Week holiday in May is coming up...any fun travel plans yet? Before you make a travel reservation, check out if your travel agent …

JCIE March 2013 Update

March 2013 Update: 
Japan 3/11 Disaster Recovery Events & News 
Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share our latest monthly update on news related to the Tohoku disaster.This list is by no means comprehensive, but we hope it will be a useful contribution both in terms of sharing information and encouraging greater collaboration in the disaster response.Please forward any announcements, RFPs, or other information that you believe would be appropriate for this newsletter to Kaede Kawauchi  <>.


JCIE has launched a new online searchable databasecontaining roughly $1 billion in grants made by overseas organizations involved in the disaster response. Organizations involved in the long-term disaster recovery can now easily search for partners for collaboration by donor or recipient name, grant type, or location. The database can also be used to gain a clearer sense of how other groups have responded to the Japan disaster.

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Refugees International Japan spring events

* Sunday 7 April - RIJ Golf Tournament at Abiding Course in Chiba. For more details:

* Tuesday 9 April - Pub Quiz at Hobgoblin Roppongi

* Sunday 21 April - Saiko Eco Marathon at Saiko Green Park in Toda-shi, Saitama.
Entry fees for runners registered through Refugees International Japan will go directly to RIJ. Volunteers signing up through RIJ will receive a donation of 5,000 yen for RIJ. For more information:

* Friday 24 May - Executive Fight Night at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. All proceeds from the auction and raffle will go directly to Refugees International Japan. We welcome donations for prizes and volunteers to help on the night. For more details:

March 29-20 Tohoku village support event

(東京都港区東新橋1-5-25地先)※新橋駅~汐留駅地下通路内【開催目的】東北地方太平洋沖地震発生から2年をむかえます。被災地の復興や広域避難の問題など、まだ解決していかなければならない問題を抱える現状があるこ とから、JCNは被災地に向けて「忘れていない」ことを伝えるとともに、「忘れない」ために私たちには何ができるかを考える機会を創出することを目的とし て開催します。【内容(予定)】被災地各地からの手作り品や物産に囲まれた中で、交流を深め、これからの被災地支援を語るトークサロン(ビレッジ)です。東日本大震災支援全国ネットワーク(JCN)/東北応援ビレッジ実行委員会【共催】災害ボランティア活動支援プロジェクト会議(支援P) 【協賛】中央労働金庫 【後援】1%(ワンパーセント)クラブ/「広がれボランティアの輪」連絡会議/復興庁(申請中)details


just some of the information from the 【JCN WEEKLY SUMMARY】 2013/03/18(月)

第6回 現地会議 in 宮城」開催のお知らせ
【先週のJCNウェブサイトの更新情報】  ボランティアバス情報
 NPO法人Power of JAPAN
 GWに行くけっぱれ東北大槌町古民家再生プロジェクトと吉田さんの花畑  2013年 3月28日(木)~30日(土)
 JCN設立2周年事業 東北応援ビレッジ @港区・汐留
[JCN-MLのについて] JCNには、メインML[ jcn-main ]とネガイML[ jcn-negai ]があります。 http://go…
Announcing the launch of Survivor Stories - read on & take part in the movement!
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Today, activists, NGO leaders and policy makers from around the world are gathering for the start of the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women that will be addressing the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. In recognition of this global meeting, and in advance of International Women’s Day, Equality Now is proud to launch Survivor Stories—a yearlong campaign featuring first hand narratives compiled from survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation from around the world.

Trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal industry around the globe despite the fact that international law and the laws of 134 countries criminalize it. As awareness of this multi-billion …

Mar 25 Green Mondays - Biofuels for the Future

March 25th! Dr. Jonathan Trent is NASA'a leading expert on alternative biofuels and has been a featured TED Global speaker:
His TED Global link is: In 2008 he invented and initiated NASA patents on OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) to treat wastewater and produce biofuels, animal feed, fertilizer, while sequestering carbon. He then carried out Google-funded research in 2007-2008 on “Sustainable Energy for Spaceship Earth” and in 2004 initiated efforts to establish a Center for the Exploration of the Limits of Life (CELL). The research in the CELL is meant to transcend traditional academic boundaries. In this Center “life” is defined to include individuals, populations, and communities and “limits” includes physical, chemical, and environmental factors, as well as the engineering and instrumentation constraints that limit our ability to explore. Jonathan spent 9 years explo…


【日時】2013年3月 24日(日) 15時~18時 【場所】東京都千代田区飯田橋1-7-4 モリカワビル4F アクセス: 飯田橋駅 東口 徒歩4 分 (JR中央・総武線) 飯田橋駅 A4出口 徒歩4 分 (東京メトロ東西線) 九段下駅 7番出口 徒歩5 分 (東京メトロ東西線) 水道橋駅 西口 徒歩4 分 (JR中央・総武線) MAP:
【主催】特定非営利活動法人 PlaNet Finance Japan ( 【プログラム】 14:45-15:00  受付 15:00-15:30PFJ概要説明、アイスブレイク 15:30-16:30 講義 (マイクロファイナンスの概略、意義 など) 16:35 – 17:15 マイクロファイナンス体験ゲーム 17:20 – 17:30 フィードバックタイム 17:30 – 17:50 講義 (マイクロファイナンスの近年の動向や課題 など) 17:50 – 17:55 質疑応答 【定員】30名(先着順) 【参加費】1000円 【お申し込み方法】 参加をご希望の方はこちらからフォームをご記入ください。 申し込みフォーム 締め切りは3月20日です。
皆様のご参加を心よりお待ちいたしております。 *************
【PlaNetFinance Japan 概要】 プラネットファイナンスジャパンは、途上国 60 カ国でマイクロファイナンス機関の経営支援を行う、 フランス発の国際NGO「プラネットファイナンスPlaNet Finance」の日本での活動を担っています。 【UMPF 概要】 University Meets PlaNet Finance(UMPF)とは、弊団体の活動目標の一つである 「マイクロファイナンスの普及啓発」の達成を目的とした事業です。 これまで、東京でのワークショ…

Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps for rising leaders from Japan.

Atlas Corps is seeking candidates for our fellowship program from around the world, and this year, thanks to support from the TOMODACHI Initiative, we are especially looking for the best and brightest rising leaders from Japan. We thought that you may know some amazing candidates who would be interested in this opportunity. Can you please forward our call for applications to your contacts? We get most of our candidates via word of mouth, either from social media or email forwards, so it would be great if you could share the information below.

1) Can you please spread the word to candidates by emailing this announcement to nonprofit leaders and other contacts that may be interested, and post this announcement on your blog?

Apply for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps
Priority Deadline: 
April 1, but applications accepted year-round
Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. They are particularly interested in rising …

Pink Ball 2013 a success!

Run for the Cure Foundation. UPDATE!
Pink Ball 2013 has concluded on a very high note 
- 325 guests attended; 
there were 11 live auction, 75 silent auction, 4 raffle and 4 luxury lottery prizes. 

A full 60% of the ticket price was returned to the Foundation, and raffle, silent and live auctions raised 

Black Stripe Theater presents Howard Barker's bold and exciting "The Possibilities"! March 21st ~ 24th!

Black Stripe Theater presents Howard Barker's bold and exciting "The Possibilities"! March 21st ~ 24th!  Directed by Katie Turner Conflict. Desire. Pain.
In a series of ten satirical vignettes, The Possibilities delves into the murky shadows of our past and questions our most primal needs and impulses. Traversing cultures and eras, The Possibilities is as mysterious as it is compelling. * Attention: The play contains nudity and themes unsuitable for children.
March 21st-24th @ Trance Mission SHOW TIMES *March21st (Thurs) 7:00pm *March 22nd (Fri) 7:00pm *March 23rd(Sat) 1:00pm & 7:00pm *Sun March 24th 3:00 pm
Reserved tickets: 3000 yen (including one drink) Non-reserved tickets: 3500 yen (including one drink)
Book tickets by email:


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◆日 時:
3月22日(金)・3月23日(土)・3月24日(日)→ 締切:3月18日(月)
◆会 場:統合共育研究所 藤が丘オフィス セミナールーム
(東急田園都市線 藤が丘駅から徒歩4分)
◆対 象:
○一般 189,000円
○メンター有資格者 170,100円
○メビウス人財育成GS受講者 151,200円
◆講 師:

Give2Asia news letter March 11,2013

Two Years Later: Thank you for sticking with Tohoku View this email in your browserTwo Years Later: Thank you for sticking with Tohoku

Two years ago this month, the world watched as northeastern Japan was submerged beneath the brutal forces of nature. Immediately, hundreds of people reached out to the affected people of the Tohoku region in partnership with Give2Asia and our local partners in Japan with over $8 million to support immediate relief, economic revitalization, and much more.

Give2Asia, our local partners and the people of Tohoku thank everyone who supported the region's recovery. You can learn more about Give2Asia's recovery efforts and each project we supported at Us Anything!

You've got questions? We've got answers!Give2Asia's disaster response lead, Gillian Yeoh, will be taking questions on reddit's open forum AMA (Ask Me Anything)on Monday, March 11 at 10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Easte…