Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some September events

September events - short listing

Saturday, Sept 4, 10:00-12:00
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. Open House (in English)
Courses start Sept 20, Deadline for applications: Sept 13
NGO Mgt program courses offered: NGO English, Roles & Functions of NGOs, The Japanese Nonprofit Sector
Location and Venue access: TUJ Azabu Hall
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
To register or for more information visit their website:

Sunday, Sept 5, 10:00-7:30
UENO NGO Matsuri – 10 nonprofit NGOs will hold an open house in the Maruko Bldg => the NGO building. There will be presentations, videos and a panel discussion. From 6:00 there will be a candle light vigil. (Some English spoken but presentations and materials are in J only.)
Location: Maruko Bldg, in the Okachimachi, Ueno area
Cost: Free!
For more information, contact or visit

Wednesday September 8 11:00-14:00
Community Luncheon Meeting
CLN: Community Leaders Network organizes monthly workshops at local restaurants for networking and learning from each other. English-Japanese language supports are available.
Theme: Workshop
Place: Cafe Reflet (3743-1 Matsudai, Tokamachi-shi)
Fee: 2000 yen + lunch
RSVP Community Leaders Network

Thursday September 9, 7:00-9:30
FEW monthly meeting
Theme: Corporate Social Responsibility with featured speaker, Mr. Amane Nakashima, Managing Director, Chief Director of CSR Promotion of Kewpie Corporation.
Monthly networking+ presentation in English.
Location: The Wesley Center 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama
directions from Shibuya Station or Omotesando station are below
Price: Members 3000 yen, Guests 6000 yen * includes light buffet and drinks
Get more information:

Friday September 10, 7:00
Symphonies for Strings champagne concert, Oji Hall (Ginza)
Tickets: Group tickets¥8,500 each; Single tickets ¥9,400; 4-concert subscriptions ¥33,000
For tickets and Information:
Full details of TOKYO SINFONIA events:

Saturday Sept 11, 1:00-3:00pm
Tsuda International Training Program: Open house/information sessions (in English and Japanese)
Classes in international development issues, campaign mgt and Making materials for NGOs (ID Writing) (All courses are run in English but information on program is in Japanese only.)
Courses start Sept 24
Deadline for applications: Sept 20
Find out more at or contact

Thursday Sept 16, 7:00-9:00pm
Tsuda International Training Program: Open house/information sessions (in English and Japanese)
Classes in international development issues, campaign mgt and Making materials for NGOs (ID Writing) (All courses are run in English but information on program is in Japanese only.)
Courses start Sept 24
Deadline for applications: Sept 20
Find out more at or contact

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Job openings!
The ILO has several openings with Sept 3 application deadlines: have a look -

Information resources:
Internet For Peace. Their goal is "to enable global debates and participation that lay the foundations of peace and democracy."
Internet For Peace: Submit your video showing why the internet is a tool for peace & you could fly to New York

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Make a difference: Community service and skills building opps!
UN Citizen Ambassadors Video Contest
One winning entry will be selected per regional group of the UN General Assembly: African States; Asian States; Eastern European States; Latin American and Caribbean States; and Western European and other States, plus one winner representing the host country of the contest, the United States of America, for a total of six winning videos.
6 Winners will Receive great prizes including:
1. 1 HD Mino Flip Cam courtesy of UN Foundation and Flip Video
2. Honorary title of "Citizen Ambassador to the UN" for two years
3. Complimentary flight + 2 night stay in New York City for UN Day 2010
4. Meeting and photo-op with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
5. VIP seating at UN Day Concert in the GA Hall at UNHQ
6. The winning videos will be screened at the UN by end of year
Read more:

Global Fund for Women RFPs
The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. We advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.
The Global Fund for Women supports women's groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. GFW grants help strengthen and link women’s funds based outside the United States by providing flexible and timely grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 per year for operating and re-granting expenses. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $25,000 per year. We value local expertise and believe that women themselves know best how to determine their needs and propose solutions for lasting change.
The Global Fund for women receives over 3,000 proposals a year and is able to award about 600 grants annually. Due to the large number of applications we receive, please allow seven to nine months to review your request. We accept applications throughout the year and award grants every three months. types of grants.
1. General Support Grants
2. Travel Grants
3. Organizing Meeting/Event Grants

Global Work Party on 10/10/10 sponsored by "A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions." All across the planet right now, people like you are taking a few hours out of their week to start planning a community event for 10/10/10. They're figuring out that organizing a Work Party is just like organizing a normal party, you just need to:
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With your help, we'll create that political will from the ground up. It's the work that's worth doing, and it is the work that will really make a difference -- if we stand up and do it together.
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