Since 2007, we have led the effort to educate talented North Korean professionals and support entrepreneurship in North Korea.

 
 

2007 이후로 우리는 북조선 / 북한의 유능한 전문인력을 양성하고 북조선 / 북한 내에 기업가정신을 고양하는 노력을 이끌어왔습니다.

 

OUR MISSION

We support the development of entrepreneurship in North Korea through innovative and volunteer-led approaches to economics, business and legal knowledge exchanges.

우리의 미션

우리는 경제, 사업, 법률 지식의 교류 활동에 혁신적, 자원봉사자 중심의 접근 방법을 활용하여 북조선 / 북한 내의 기업가 정신 고양을 지원합니다.


our core principles

1

NETWORK OF PASSIONATE WORKSHOP LEADERS

We leverage an international network of qualified and passionate volunteers from corporate, government and academic sectors as workshop leaders.

2

FOCUS ON EXCEPTIONAL NORTH KOREANS

We spend considerable effort selectively identifying North Korean young professionals with the potential to drive change, and provide these exceptional individuals with overseas opportunities.

3

EMPHASIS ON SELECTING THE RIGHT AUDIENCE

We believe that carefully selecting the right recipients of our efforts and making the effort to understand their information needs are critical in driving change.

4

CLEAR FOCUS ON PATHS TO CHANGE POLICIES

We use various sources to understand emerging policies and how we can support the development of effective economic institutions and policies.

our programs

Our programs include workshops in North Korea, overseas internships, business incubation and scholarships relating to business and entrepreneurship, domestic banking, law and economic policy. Many of our programs are led by workshop leaders who volunteer their expertise.

our reports

Our team publishes annual reports on the year's highlights and happenings, as well as research on key trends in the North Korean economy and business environment.

 

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our history

우리의 연혁

timeline

Students at North Korean universities see studying business and economics as key to improving their country’s standard of living, but access to high-quality education and practical experiences in these fields are limited. As a student at the Wharton School, Geoffrey visited North Korea and met a university student who wanted to be a businesswoman to prove that women can be good business leaders. This incident, along with other North Korea-related experiences, led Geoffrey to conceive the idea for Choson Exchange in 2007.

Choson Exchange is registered in Singapore as a non-profit with a team present in Singapore, China, Korea and the US. Choson Exchange’s team has interacted with North Koreans in many ways and like our founder, caught the “North Korean bug” – an intense interest in North Korean issues and its people, with a desire to see it integrate peacefully into the international community.

북조선 / 북한의 대학생들은 경영/경제학 학습을 조국 내의 삶의 질을 향상시킬 열쇠로 인식하고 있지만 해당 분야의 수준 높은 교육이나 실질적인 경험을 접할 기회는 제한되어 있습니다. Wharton School에 재학하던 중 Geoffrey는 북조선 / 북한을 방문하여 한 여학생을 만났는데 이 여학생은 향후 여성사업가로 성장하여 여성들도 훌륭한 비즈니스 리더가 될 수 있다는 것을 보여주려 했습니다. 이 만남과 북조선 / 북한과 관련된 일련의 경험들은Geoffrey로 하여금2007년 무렵 조선익스체인지에 관한 구상을 갖게 해주었습니다. 

조선익스체인지는 싱가포르에 등록된 비영리단체로 싱가포르, 중국, 대한민국, 미국에 팀이 있습니다. 조선익스체인지 팀은 설립 이후 다양한 통로로 북조선 / 북한 사람들과 교류해왔고 설립자인Geoffrey와 마찬가지로 “북조선 / 북한 열병”에 걸려있습니다. 조선익스체인지 팀은 북조선 / 북한과 관련된 여러 과제들과 북조선 / 북한 사람들에 강한 관심을 가지고 있고 북조선 / 북한이 국제사회에 평화적으로 편입하는 것을 보기를 열망합니다.

 

Volunteer with us as workshop leaders.

 

Do you have experience in accounting, business, economic policy, or law? Volunteer to lead a workshop in North Korea or overseas. Or help us with outreach, design and organizing overseas training activities. 

 

Donate.

 

Your donation sponsors North Koreans to take part in workshops, internships, academic immersion, and mentoring. Just $50/month a year is enough to enable a Korean to participate in our in-country program.