NGO leaders attend political training

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The Social Organization Service Center (SOSC) of the Ministry of Civil Affairs held the first training course for NGO leaders in Beijing from Aug 28 to 30, with the goal of improving attendees’ political awareness. Nearly 90 leaders from various organizations participated in the training.

Participants were required to be senior managers from national NGOs, with their position not lower than that of vice president or deputy secretary-general, and they must not have been in position prior to Jan 1, 2020.

Jiang Wei, director of SOSC, gave a speech at the opening ceremony, pointing out the necessity of learning Xi Jinping Thought, practicing the theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, and strengthening party building work in NGOs.

The organizers invited experts and academics in related fields, government officials and senior practitioners from various social organizations as trainers.

The training content covered social governance theories; laws, regulations and policy documents for registration and management; mission, vision and strategic analysis; guidance for NGOs to participate in rural revitalization; and accounting systems and regulations for non-profit organizations.

Some representatives of the trainees were invited to share their own experiences of internal management, project implementation, and party building.

At the end of the training, Hu Zhenquan, deputy director of SOSC, issued certificates of completion to the attendees. In his concluding speech, Hu emphasized the importance of keeping the work of NGOs in line with the work of the government.