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Table of Contents:

1. Background
2. Design of Toilets
3. Composting
4. Construction -- Base & Vaults
5. Construction--Pad Fabrication
6. Construction--Superstructure
7. Finished!
8. Monitoring & Evaluation
9. EcoSan Resources


Each workshop is two hours long and will begin at 7 p.m.  The workshops will be held at Waseda University, Tokyo, room to be announced.  Light refreshments will be served.  The cost is 2,500 yen per workshop.

  • February 26:    Volunteerism, Philanthropy and the Building of Social Capital

In this two hour workshop we'll explore:

Why do people volunteer?  Why do people give away their money to charities?  What is “workplace philanthropy” and why is it good for business?  Why (in  America ) does the Information Technology (IT) sector have the least number of people volunteering through the workplace?   

What is “social capital” and how is it increased through volunteerism and charity?   

  • March 12:  Social Entrepreneurship, the building and funding of philanthropic and service organizations (NPOs)  

Building on the previous workshop, we’ll explore social entrepreneurship and how it differs from business entrepreneurship.  We’ll also look at how entrepreneurship differs from “business as usual” enterprises.  After “defining” social entrepreneurship, workshop participants will develop their own criteria to be used as a guide for determining how best to “invest” their own time and money in charitable and non-profit organizations (NPOs).

  • March 26:   Catalysts for Change:  How Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) promote civic life

The definition seems endlessly debated but “civic life” might be thought of as the social relationships that develop between people when they voluntarily come together for a common purpose.   People may join together to better society or to influence public policy, most often by participating as a member of a non-profit organization.  In this session, we’ll look at how NPOs serve in a mediating role between citizens and their government.  We’ll compare NPOs in  Japanwith those in the  U.S.

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