Sasakawa USA’s Civil Society Exchange Program aims to strengthen ties between the U.S. policymaking community and Japanese NGOs in the area of international development through a week-long exchange program in Washington, D.C.
During the delegation, a small group of selected nominees will travel with professionals from other NGOs and meet with U.S. policymakers, think tank experts, and NGO leaders to exchange views on their approaches to and challenges in addressing shared objectives, including effective ways in which NGOs can operate with their government and other players. Participants also will have time for independent activities in which they can arrange meetings with experts on issues more specific to their areas of interest.
Read more about the program from Tomoko Fukuda, who wrote about her experience with the exchange in a blog post here.
From March 7 to 11, 2016, four experienced staff members at Japanese NGOs in international development came together in Washington, D.C. for a week-long exchange program in Washington, D.C. with a focus on Southeast Asia and women’s issues in the region.