Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Worldwide
How this story represents an international-local faith partnership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL): International Buddhist faith-based network working on peace, culture, and education & network consisting of local Buddhist community groups worldwide.
Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is an international Buddhist network, originating in Japan, with 12 million members in 192 states and territories.
A process of learning outside of/beyond Western MEAL frameworks: SGI and its members embrace an ongoing process of learning and empowerment, which is supported by daily practice and the sharing of experiences through regular local meetings as well as the SGI magazines and websites. As a network for empowerment and education, the emphasis on learning within SGI is strong. The organisation does not frame these activities as MEAL, nor do they engage with Western MEAL methodologies. Instead, they draw on the rich repertoire of their Buddhist faith.
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