The Ministry of Culture will hold its annual Civil Society Forum on Aug. 22 to encourage cross-cultural dialogue among participants from the U.S., Malaysia, Hong Kong, and mainland China.
Since 2013, the Ministry has held a 7-day workshop every year to bring together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from surrounding Asia-Pacific nations. The Civil Society Forum is part of a workshop that serves to share ideas and experiences related to the environment, volunteering, and social issues.
Leading figures of the NGO fieldwill be joining the forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. Taiwanese participants include distinguished researcher Hsiao Hsin-huang (蕭新煌) of Academia Sinica, NGO consultant Chu Shih-ying (褚士瑩), and Huang Rung-dun (黃榮墩), director of Hand-In-Hand Teen's Service Center.
During the one-week affair, local tours are also arranged for the NGO representatives. The itinerary will cover indigenous tribes and communities in the eastern counties of Hualien, Taitung, and Pingtung. The tours will allow participants to see Taiwan's progress in community development and environmental preservation, and create more opportunities for international cooperation in the future.
‘2015 Civil Society Forum’