CSO Network Japan

About Us

Our mission:

CSO Network Japan, by way of linking up different actors beyond boundaries and sectors, aims to contribute to achieving a just and sustainable society in which individuals can earn a dignified living and the disempowered can participate meaningfully in decision-making.

Our current priorities:

In collaboration with Japanese and overseas CSOs and with a focus on multi-sector partnerships, CSO Network Japan works on action-oriented research, information dissemination, and holding events and seminars. The current priorities of its activities are:

(1) Promotion of “social responsibility” and “sustainability”;
(2) Information dissemination about MDGs (Millennium Development Goals),
post-MDGs, and the overall post-2015 agenda;
(3) Efforts to support sustainable local community building.

Supporting reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake:

As a specialized work on the 3rd pillar above, and in order to support reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake, CSO Network Japan carried out a feasibility study for recovery of dairy farming and organic farming in Fukushima prefecture. Based on the relationships generated by the study, CSO Network Japan is providing an on-going support for the Fukushima Agricultural Revitalizing Network (FAR-Net), the Fukushima Organic Agriculture Network (FOAN) and others, especially in information dissemination of their community restoration activities.