Human Resources Development for Environmental Protection ― Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Environment Foundation
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Environment Foundation, based on its philosophy of “raising stewards of the environment,” supports education, capacity building, action and research in conservation and other environmental fields with the goal of contributing to global environmental protection.
The foundation, working with the Japan Environmental Education Forum and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa, organizes a series of Public Seminars on the Environment that have attracted more than 18,948 participants since the program’s start in 1993. Its CSO*1 Learning Scholarship Program, meanwhile, is an eight-month internship program for undergraduate and graduate students desiring working experience at an environmental organization. As of March 31, 2017, the program has given 955 students opportunities to learn about environmental issues and civil society. In addition, since 2001 the foundation has provided academic research funding for graduate students’ costs of writing PhD papers, to support outstanding young researchers who are inspired to write on environmental themes.
- Civil Society Organization