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World Friends Korea (WFK) NGO Volunteer Program

KCOC, in cooperation with the International Development Cooperation NGO and KOICA, deploys volunteers to the project sites of Korea International Development Cooperation Organizations in different parts of the world. The program started with the 33 WKF members in 2004, it has grown up to 3,000 members working for sustainable development and local communities in various fields and occupations. KCOC believes that WFK members realize social values and promote change as global citizens and volunteers. In addition, members are also strong talents who support implementation of local development activities and projects of NGOs. The WFK is most active in education (SDGs 4) and health (SDGs 3), which are the main fields of Korean NGOs. Moreover, the WFK NGO Volunteer Program based on various partnerships contributes to the achievement of Global Partnerships (SDGs 17). KCOC, in cooperation with the International Development Cooperation NGO and KOICA, deploys volunteers to the project sites of Korea International Development Cooperation Organizations in different parts of the world. The program started with the 33 WKF members in 2004, it has grown up to 3,000 members, working for sustainable development and local communities in various fields KCOC believes that WFK members have opportunities to learn and promote social values and bring changes while they volunteer. In addition, members are also capable of supporting local development activities and projects of NGOs. The WFK is most active in Education (SDGs 4) and Health (SDGs 3), which are main sectors of Korean NGOs. Moreover, the WFK NGO Volunteer Program based on various partnerships, contributes to the achievement of Global Partnerships (SDGs 17).




Humanitarian Partnership Program

Since 2012, KCOC has cooperated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and KOICA to select competent NGOs in the field of humanitarian assistance to support activities in order to alleviate the pain of disaster victims and refugees as well as to protect them. It capacitates and provides guidance to NGOs in order for them to become partners of International Organizations and develops capacity building trainings for humanitarian workers. Furthermore, KCOC, mobilizes humanitarian networks so that member organizations can carry out humanitarian support activities more systematically and effectively. KCOC is a member of the 'International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)', a global network for humanitarian aid activities, and is a focal point of 'Sphere Project: Minimal standard for humanitarian assistance' which is created by international relief NGOs and the UN to enhance accountability for humanitarian aid activities. With this network, KCOC shares global trends and information on humanitarian issues organizes awareness campaign for Korean citizens, and participate in humanitarian advocacy.




Sharing & Dream International Development Program

Since 2017, KCOC has participated as a distribution partner of the Community Chest of Korea (CCK), the largest fundraising and distribution institution in Korea, and has been entrusted to support the operation of overseas projects. Its representative service is Global Welfare Project of “Sharing and Dream”. This project is initiated jointly by Samsung Electronics and CCK to contribute to the development of social welfare by discovering and supporting project of NGOs that are solving social problems with innovative approaches.
KCOC continues to participate in projects based on partnerships with CCK and NGOs to systematically manage and spread the performance of Global Welfare Project of “Sharing and Dream”




Advocacy / Networking

KCOC monitors domestic and international policies with regards to international development and cooperation, collects opinions of international development NGOs in Korea, and strives to reflect these in policies and projects of domestic and international development cooperation. In addition, KCOC is conducting researches on international development cooperation policy and sharing the outcomes with member organizations to strengthen the policy capabilities of the Korean development cooperation NGOs. Moreover, KCOC participates in the following domestic and international civil society networks to form a common agenda and contribute to strengthening solidarity as a representative of Korea's international development cooperation NGO.
- ADA
- forus
- ICVA
- OGP
- Kofid
- Korea SDGs network




Capacity Building for NGOs in International Development Cooperation

KCOC provides capacity building training programs for the growth of international development cooperation NGOs and their activists. To strengthen understanding of international development cooperation and practical capability, KCOC operates a variety of programs, for instance, International Development Cooperation NGO's policy capacity building program, activist specialization program, capacity building training of project management to improve project effectiveness, as well as workshops to enhance organization management accountability.




Global Citizenship Education

Global Citizenship Education helps citizens practice and act together to create a global village where they live together as global citizens with appropriate gentility, knowledge and attitude. It fosters receptivity of the diverse cultures we live in and helps us to approach global challenges in balance. To this end, KCOC cooperates with various stakeholders such as NGOs for global citizenship education, lecturers, teachers, and other organizations, and operates a global citizenship education NGO network.