The first “Charity Chengdu” forum, jointly hosted by the Chengdu Municipal Committee of the China Zhi Gong Party and the Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of Sichuan, was held in Chengdu on the 1st of February. The forum’s theme was “seeking a creative and standardized development”. During the event, the attending guests took part in a round-table on the themes of innovative entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, discussing the opportunities for social organizations to take part in the management of Chengdu, which is an international metropolis. In addition the first operational guidelines for the evaluation of the Government Purchase Service Project, jointly launched by the Chengdu Xin Min Social Organization Development Center and the Chengdu Social Organization Association, were released during the forum.
The forum encourages social organizations to play a larger role in urban management and look for an effective city management mechanism which can suit Chengdu. It was reported that the “Charity Chengdu” forum will be held every year in the future, aiming to launch information, regulations and reports on the charity sector and bring together different kinds of social work.