The Hope Institute
Korean Website : http://www.makehope.org/
Think tanks in Korea are predominately run by the government
or private companies. There is a clear need for an independent
civilian think tank that is free of government and corporate
influence. The Hope Institute is an open think tank that suggests
practical alternatives for Korean society. The Hope Institute
wants to provide specific, practical, and insightful policies
that reflect diverse societal need, acting as a driving force
in gathering small ideas from civilians in order introduce
a better system through changing the old conditions.
1. Idea Project
- A small idea can change the world.
Interesting suggestions and ideas can be shared with The Hope
Institute through the Internet. The Hope Institute will then
adjust, supplement, and combine these ideas in order to make
them more concrete and attainable. The Hope Institute awards
those who provide good ideas and transmits the completed work
to pertinent institutions in order to bring about real change.
2. Roots Project
-My local community can be center for the world.
The Hope Institute carries out general consultation projects
to aid regional governments in developing their abilities.
It examines regional studies and aids local governments in
actively addressing pending problems in local society. The
Hope Institute works to continuously develop the local community
and suggests pathways to reaching desirable local community
3. Suggesting Alternatives
-Act to nourish and develop civil society.
The role of civil organizations is expanding in each social
area. Grassroots activities by citizens are changing society.
The Hope Institute researches, studies, and actualizes projects
to support civil organizations, to promote the level of consciousness
of citizens, and aid in the maturation process of civil society.
The Hope Institute aims to be a center of alternative civil
society through analysis of other countries' civil societies.
4. Suggesting Future Strategies
-Growing Korean Society and providing hope for the future.
The Hope Institute engages in in-depth research projects in
diverse areas, such as politics, economy, national defense,
education, environment, gender, and culture. The Hope Institute
wants to illuminate the future path for this society through
a careful diagnosis of problems and an informed discourse
on possible workable alternatives.
5. Storage of Wisdom Project
-Networking knowledge all over the world.
The Hope Institute wants to be an initial actor of social
development and build a database of information and knowledge
spanning the globe.