On Saturday, 9th June 2018 CAP’s chief executive Noshir Dadrawala completed his two terms of office as Director of the Board of the International Centre for Nonprofit Law (ICNL). He was appointed in June 2012.
As per ICNL’s charter, no Director is allowed to continue beyond two terms of three years each. However, he will continue as member of ICNL’s Advisory Board.
ICNL works in over a hundred countries worldwide and its mission is to promote an enabling environment for civil society, philanthropy, and civic participation around the world.
Noshir has actively worked with ICNL on several research programs, the most recent being “The Philanthropy Law Reports” supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Noshir’s Report can be read online at: http://www.icnl.org/research/Philanthropy/india.html
He has also contributed his expertise for the “Civic Freedom Monitor” and his Report on India can be read online at: http://www.icnl.org/research/monitor/india.html
Through ICNL, Noshir has also been contributing for the last several years to the Council on Foundation’s country codes and laws which are intended to assist grant-makers and their advisers when undertaking equivalency determinations for foreign grantees under IRS Revenue Procedure.
Noshir’s country note can be read online at: https://www.cof.org/content/india
ICNL’s Chairperson, Dr. Oonagh B. Breen, who is also Professor of Law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin (where she teaches and researches on NGO Law, Governance, and Social Change) while giving Noshir a formal farewell referred to him as a “reliable Indian knowledge source”.
ICNL’s President and CEO, Prof. Douglas Rutzen, who also teaches at Georgetown University Law Center and serves on the Advisory Board of the United Nations Democracy Fund said: “You are an inspiration to me. You’ve worked on issues of philanthropy and civil society for many years and despite challenges, you’ve retained your optimism, dedication, and constructive engagement. It’s an honor working with you”.