1st phase of Belt and Road 'International Philanthropy Talents Exchange Programme' launched

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According to the "International Philanthropy Talents Exchange Programme" announced at the third World Philanthropy Forum in 2018, the first phase of the Programme hosted by the China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development, the Institute for Philanthropy Tsinghua University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the United Nations Development Programme was successfully launched in Hong Kong and Bangkok from May 10 to 17. A delegation of 11 senior leaders from Chinese organizations participated in the programme.

The delegation participates in the training workshop organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, the delegation participated in the training workshop on international charity project management organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and held working talks with World Vision Hong Kong, Hong Kong Red Cross, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Care&Services Elderly Home, Peter KK Lee Care for Life Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation and Caritas Hong Kong, which fully enhanced the exchanges and understanding between non-government organizations from the Mainland and Hong Kong.

In Thailand, the delegation participated in the training workshop on international cooperation organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and held working talks with the Rockefeller Foundation, World Vision East Asia Office and the Asia Foundation on introducing international standards into non-government organizations and raising funds for international projects.

The Programme plays a positive role in improving international vision, project management skills, and capabilities of international cooperation of Chinese non-government organizations. It also contributes to the enhancement of consensus and friendship between the mainland and Hongkong, China and Thailand, which will further promote the Belt and Road construction.

The Programme will be a long-term project implemented in the framework of the World Philanthropy Forum, and will offer Master's degree education plan for Philanthropy talents. The second phase of the Programme will be launched in Vietnam and the Philippines in June this year.

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