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EMP 2017 Autumn Program opens


On December 1, 2017, the opening ceremony of EMP (Executive Management of Philanthropy) 2017 Autumn Program was held in Shenzhen. Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) and Wang Zhenyao, President of CGPI attended the ceremony along with nearly 80 trainees from across the country. Fan Kun, Deputy Secretary of the Educational Work Committee of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Member of the Party Leadership Group of the Shenzhen Education Bureau; and Ling Chong, Director General of the Shenzhen Social Organization Administration (SSOA) attended the ceremony and witnessed the opening of EMP 2017 Autumn Program.

Ling noted that a new opportunity has come for development of Chinese philanthropy. SSOA will provide better service policy environment for philanthropic talent training, support CGPI, push forward the philanthropic academic and talent exchanges between China and world top universities, and promote the professional and specialized development of Chinese philanthropic talents, he added.

Ling Chong, Director General of the Shenzhen Social Organization Administration

CGPI shoulders the great mission of training and transferring talents in the new philanthropic era, building a new carrier for philharmonic resource agglomeration, accomplishing the transformational development and global innovation of Chinese philanthropy, and keeping it ahead in the global new philanthropic era, said Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute.

We will train and transfer one group of new philanthropic talents after another, to accomplish the transformational development and global innovation of Chinese philanthropy, and keep it ahead in the global new philanthropic era


Ma Weihua, Chairman of the Board of China Global Philanthropy Institute

The country and society expect much of philanthropic workers, said Wang, expecting that the trainees of the eight session of the program would acquire more systematic ability to legislate philanthropic programs in the coming two years, and build centurial social programs for philanthropists, philanthropic organizations and philanthropy.

The all-round development of Chinese philanthropy calls for globalization in an open context, philanthropic education needs to be supported by the modern philanthropic knowledge system, and establishing a modern philanthropic knowledge system with international vision and in light of China's actualities is of great realistic significance. With the educational concept of "internationalization, innovation and practice", CGPI has pushed forward EMP. After achieving phased results in the fifth and sixth sessions of EMP, this year CGPI has initially output 33 projects in fields including education, industrial support, medical treatment, social innovation and social finance.

Prof. Wang Zhenyao, President of China Global Philanthropy Institute

EMP trainees implement toilet revolution

As a special session, EMP Action Plan and case introduction, and the unveiling ceremony of "Toilet Revolution Shenzhen Fund" were held concurrently. Vice President Jia Jing and Assistant President Fu Changbo of CGPI unveiled the plate for "Toilet Revolution Shenzhen Fund".

Unveiling of Toilet Revolution Shenzhen Fund

Recently Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission has given instructions that the toilet problem is a big problem which is important part of urban and rural civilization construction. It concerns the improvement of the working and living environment for the masses, the improvement of national quality and the progress of social civilization. On April 1, 2015, General Secretary Xi noted that toilet revolution should start with small and practical things. Enlightened by President Wang's idea of "free toilet paper", Qian Jun, an alumnus of the first EMP session, founded Kunshan Yuting Foundation (KYF), China's first non-public foundation committed to toilet philanthropy. His goal is specific: "focusing on public health and toilet culture".

"Free toilet paper" advocated by Wang has always been important part of the toilet revolution. "On the basis of advocating toilet civilization improvement in the long term, we have established China's only toilet culture research center, conducted a lot of actions and researches on toilet culture, built crossover cooperation platforms in the toilet field, offered various social advocacy and education courses. As a pioneer in taping the soft strength of the toilet revolution, we have made our humble contributions to the toilet revolution," said him. Starting with "free toilet paper", CGPI and KYF jointly initiated the Research Center for Toilet Culture (RCTC), established a special team and made the small toilet a pusher of public ethics improvement.

Toilet Revolution Shenzhen Fund, initiated by Qian Jun known as "Mr. Toilet of China"; Lin Wei, a trainee of the sixth EMP session and other celebrities, based on RCTC, the fund aims to promote toilet civilization. Action learning and crossover cooperation are EMP's educational features aimed to build knowledge chain, make knowledge dynamic and turn knowledge into practice. Trainees will learn about the requirements of the action in the first day of EMP, implement the action throughout the program, and complete their philanthropy design or project researches before their graduation. It features trainee and result orientation, peer support and all-round institute platform support.

Innovatively addressing social problems through multi-crossover cooperation 

EMP aims to cultivate innovative senior philanthropic talents and leaders concerned about the world. Based on the philanthropic knowledge system integrating Oriental and Western wisdom, it focuses on developing trainees' ability to innovatively address social problems with business skills.

Zeng Jing, Provost of China Global Philanthropy Institute

Since EMP 2017 Autumn Program started in June 2017, more than 200 aspirants for philanthropic management have made inquiries and CGPI has received more than 100 application forms. Through level-by-level selections including interviews, more than 70 trainees from 21 provinces and municipalities including Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Inner Mongolia gathered here for two years of studies.

Flag handover ceremony

Of the trainees of the new session, 95 percent are decision makers and executives, 26 percent studied or worked abroad, 26 percent hold EMBA/MBA degrees, 45 percent are masters or PhDs and nearly 65 percent are aged above 40. They average 41.2 years of age. Some 420 trainees had attended EMP by November 2017, including trainees of eight EMP sessions, trainees of EMP lectures and European trainees funded by the scholarship program. According to incomplete statistics, in 2016, EMP alumni implemented 855 philanthropic projects in 31 domestic provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, and abroad. In 2016, alumni's institutions spent a total of RMB 4.7 billion on philanthropy, with endowment income of the year reached RMB 6 billion, more than 42 percent of alumni were involved in cooperation, and 35 percent practiced philanthropic finance and social innovation.

Scene of the opening ceremony

Alumni's speeches for newcomers

Xiao Xingping, Chairwoman of the Alumni Board, Executive Vice President of Philanthropy School of China Council of Lions Clubs and Executive Director of Shenzhen Real Estate Financing Guarantee Co., Ltd. spoke of her purpose of applying for EMP, and shared her gains from two years of studies at CGPI. As an alumnus of the first EMP session, Hu Guanghua, Secretary-General of China Social Assistance Foundation shared his experience of growing with EMP, adding that he is moving forward despite a long way to go for Chinese philanthropy and expecting to grow with the trainees. As an alumna of the fourth EMP session, Wang Fang, Director of the National Office of Social Collaboration in Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation and Council Member of Guangxi Angel Home Rehabilitation Research Center, shared her experience from the mother of a child with cerebral palsy to the founder of a philanthropic institution to a professional philanthropic executive. As an alumna of the sixth EMP session, Xu Liang, an anchorwoman of Guangdong Radio and Television Station, the initiator of Voice of Love Breast Nursing Program and a special promoter of the "10 m2of Love" campaign of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, shared her change from a media person into a philanthropic media person. 


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