Global Issues and How International NGOs Tackle Them (8 Weeks) (NGO201)

Monday 19:10-21:30
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Sarajean Rossitto
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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NGO 201 is for anyone who would like to understand more about current issues including the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the strategies used by nonprofit-NGOs to deal with them. Each week we review a different theme and then discuss possible ways to tackle problems. Activities will help us understand the problems and pressures people face allowing everyone for a chance to rethink our assumptions while also learning more. Weekly assignments include online readings and online research which guide discussion so that class participants will better understand causes, impacts and connections between of a wide array of issues. Participants take part in class discussion, group-work and a final presentation on an issue of their choice. From 2016, NGO 201 will be based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Global Campaign. It will also include more activities and less lecture time than in the past.


Sarajean Rossitto

Sarajean Rossitto is a Tokyo-based nonprofit NGO consultant focusing on NGO skills development training, nonprofit project development, and social issue publication development. She spent 4 years coordinating bilateral exchange of nonprofit professionals between the US and Japan for Japan-US Community Exchange (JUCEE). Sarajean also worked for 6 years with the Tokyo YMCA. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a Master's in International Affairs with a Focus on human rights in East Asia from Columbia University. See her interview here.

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