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The session on "Does Catastrophic Disaster Change the Civil Society and Philanthropy? The Case of Tohoku Earthquake in Japan" in ARNOVA Annual Conference

16 November 2012 (Indianapolis, USA)

The 41st Annual Conference of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) was held from 14 to 19 November 2012 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, USA. At the session on "Does Catastrophic Disaster Change the Civil Society and Philanthropy? The Case of Tohoku Earthquake in Japan", IRP/ADRC presented the outline of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the recovery efforts made by local communities after the disaster.
About 650 people, including academics, practitioners, and those interested in NPO/NGO education and social enterprises, participated in the four-day conference that successfully organized a total of 176 sessions.
The session on Tohoku Earthquake was aimed at reporting the recovery status and the analysis of private sector's bottom up activities, especially in terms of giving, volunteering, social capital, and role of NPO/NGOs in the recovery process. The session attracted many participants who were interested in the progress of recovery from the earthquake, drawing active and lively discussions.

(2012/11/30 14:00)

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