We recognize the nuances of the emergence of National Platforms that suit the criteria in the context of its historical background and civil society struggles. We are still evolving and discussions are ongoing to establish membership and an organisational structure.
The Japanese NGO National Platform – JANIC (Japan International Center for NGO Cooperation) is part of the donor group (G-8) of NGO National Platforms and thus does not come under the purview of the NPCOA process. However, JANIC has expressed its interest in keeping abreast of the developments in NPCOA and also being a part of it.
The NGO National Platforms in Afghanistan, China, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are evolving and will soon fulfil the requirement of being NGO National Platforms as defined by the Charter of NPCOA. The NPCOA’s mandate is to build their capacities and strengths till they can emerge as national voices in international debates and facilitate connections between other national platforms of NGOs.