China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO) Profiles
Introduction • China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO) is a non-profit making, membership organization operating nationwide. • CANGO was founded in 1992 and registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs in 1993. (Registration Number 3340)
Our Mission • CANGO’s mission is to create a strong, empowered network of Chinese NGOs to address poverty alleviation, environmental protection and social development, particularly in China’s poor, remote and minority-inhabited areas.
Our Vision • CANGO’s vision is to empower citizens and civil society to create an environment that offers fair chances to everybody for sustainable development.
CANGO’s framework General Assembly of CANGO Member Organizations Board of Directors Council of Advisor NGO Cooperation Forum Secretariat Project Management Training and Capacity Building Public Relations Financial
International Cooperation • CANGO has developed and maintains good relations with more than 157 foreign NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations through its day-to-day operations.
CANGO’s Performance • By the end of December 2006, CANGO raised CNY 335 million ($44 million) from 77 donor agencies for project implementation. The local matching fund has reached CNY 230 million ($30million). 30 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities were involved in the projects.
Membership in China • By the end of April 2006, CANGO has 140 member organizations in 28 provinces through mainland China.
Prospect • CANGO will actively broaden our alliance with businesses and our cooperation with international organizations, domestic and international NGOs, as well as the government. We will exert great efforts to achieve these goals.
CANGO’s Role • CANGO acts as an intermediary agency and partners with international and Chinese NGOs to enhance fund raising, provision of technical support, • Capacity building of grassroots NGOs in China, • Platform for multi-stakeholders.
Project Fields • Rural and Community Development, • Environmental Protection, • Health Care, • Gender and Development, • Civil Society Building.
Challenges in China • Huge population—1.3 billion, • Sustainable development, 200 million get rid of poverty, still 30 million in poverty, • Environment Pressure, • Over 200 million migrants, and • Civil society development.
Project Introduction 1 • Project Title: Supporting Income Generation Activities through Linzhi Mushroom Production for the Poor Farmers in Shahe Township, Jinzhai County, Anhui Province, China • Project Period: 1 Jan. 2002 to 30 June 2004 • Beneficiaries: 3,000 poor farmers in 600 households from 10 villages
Stakeholders to the project • Project Holder:CANGO, • Donor: Caritas Australia, • Implementing Agencies/owner: Shahe Township Mushroom Producers Association (SMPA), • Partner:Jinzhai County NGO Association
Project Background/justification • 14,500 people in 3,340 households, low education and poor consciousness to do business, average net income in year 2000 was only CNY640, • The forestry resource is not used efficiently, • Local farmers have high enthusiasm with this project, • Lingzhi Mushroom is a kind of famous traditional herb in China, • The technique of planting is simple enough to grasp, • Developing strategy to promote mushroom production,etc
Project activities • Beneficiary Screening • Equipment and Raw Materials Purchasing • Technical Training • Mushroom Production • Marketing
Project outputs • total planted bags is RMB 3 million, the average income of each household is CNY5,200.00, and the average income for each participant is 1040yuan, • learnt mushroom planting skills, • nearly 100 trained women were invited to the neighbor province as technicians,etc
Project introduction 2 CANGO’s Vision Training Center What we want to achieve? Building up the capacity of grassroot NGOs in China Serving for the development of civil society in China
What do we offer? Project Design & Management NGO Basics Leadership Environmental Campaign Strategic Planning Fundraising & Resource Mobilization
How do we offer? • Participatory Training • Case Analysis • Experience Sharing • Networking F
Our Resources Persons Government CANGO Donors Research Institutes
What we have achieved? Our Trainees 1200 trainees from grassroot NGOs throughout China Training Curriculum 10 Specially Tailored topics for different NGOs NGO Information Sharing Network More than 450 Chinese grassroot NGOs enjoy a big network
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