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2010 Conference on Humanitarian and Development Assistance to the DPRK

January 5, 2011.

This webpage provides links to English language versions of the papers presented at the 2010 Conference on Humanitarian and Development Assistance to the DPRK: Current Humanitarian Situation and Development Cooperation in the DPRK. The conference was organized by The Korean Sharing Movement, Gyeonggido Province, The Freidrich Ebert Foundation and the Asia Foundation and was sponsored by the  European Commission. 


Opening Address

Letter of Appreciation (The Korean Sharing Movement, Gyeonggi Province, Friedrich-Ebert-Stifitung, The Asia Foundation)


Opening Session: Current Humanitarian Situation of the DPRK, and Development Cooperation Experiences in China and Vietnam

  1. Current Food Situation and FAO’s Activities in the DPRK(Ms. Victoria Sekitoleko, FAO Representative)
  2. Vietnam’s Economic Reforms: Achievements and Challenges(Le Dang Doanh, PhD Former President of CIEM, Hanoi)
  3. Comparing the Reform Experiences of China and Vietnam(Jonathan R. Stromseth)
  4. Development Cooperation in the DPRK Compared with other Development Countries(C. Jerry Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Plant Science University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri, USA)


Session 1: Aid Activities in the DPRK and Future Tasks

  1. Fruit Cultivation Project(Welthungerhilife)
  2. Choson Exchange’s role in North Korea
  3. Gyeunggido’s Inter Korean Exchange and Cooperatioin
  4. Aid Activities of Agglobe Services International(Piljun Kim Joo, Chief Executive Officer Agglobe Services International)
  5. Korean Sharing Movement(Hong, Sangyoung)
  6. American Friends Service Committee Agricultural Program in the DPRK


Session 2: Socio-Economic Changes in the DPRK and Future Prospects

  1. Re-recognition into Social and Economic Changes of North Korea(Prof. Chung Youngchul, Graduate School of Public Policy of Sogang University)
  2. The Obama Administration’s Aid Policy to the DPRK and Prospects for the USA-DPRK Relationship(Karin J. Lee, Executive Director National Committee on North Korea)


Session 3: International NGO's Development Cooperation in China and Vietnam, and Its Implications for the DPRK

  1. Assessment of International Development NGO Activities in Vietnam(Mr. Marko Lovrekovic, Managing Co-Director VUFO-NGO Resource Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam)
  2. China Association for NGO Cooperation(Wang Shicai)
  3. Mountain-River-Lake (MRL) Program and Poyang Lake Eco-Economic Zone(Dr and President Yan Bangyou)
  4. Economic Reform in China and Vietnam(Suk-Jin Kim, Research Fellow Korean Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade)


Session 4: Exploring Ways to Enhance International Development Cooperation for the DPRK

  1. Are we doing what we want to do in the DPRK?
  2. What Works Best?(Erich Weingartner)
  3. International and South Korean NGO’s assistance to North Korea and Cooperation Measures(Lee, Jang Moo)


Profiles of Participants