Asia region

How CSO Adapts Its Humanitarian Work towards the New Normal Age

How CSO Adapts Its Humanitarian Work towards the New Normal Age

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 1 – 3 PM Jakarta/Bangkok time (GMT +7)

 

Human Initiative (HI) and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI), with support from Asian Disaster Reduction and Responds Network (ADRRN) and International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), are launching a webinar series (5 webinars) between now and the end of 2020 which aims to a platform for CSOs and CSO networks in Asia and the Pacific to have open discussions on critical themes focused on how CSOs are adapting themselves to address the needs in a COVID-19 era. This Series is a result of close collaboration between national, regional and international organizations.

 

Here is the meeting registration: https://bit.ly/WebinarIntl.

Webinar Link: The webinar link will be shared one day before the webinar

 

Five panelists from frontline NGOs as well as NGO networks in Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the Pacific region will be exchanging their experiences with all the participants around these 4 key questions:

 

  • What does this new normal mean in their own organization context?  (if possible) Does this new normal change our perspectives on implementing agreed upon actions within SFDRR and AADMER?
  • What are the specific challenges in this new normal in humanitarian work?
  • What is the role of CSOs and what specific adjustments do CSOs need to make?
  • What recommendations do you have for colleagues in the region?

Moderator

Regional

Mr. Takeshi Komino (General Secretary, ADRRN / CWS)

Speakers

The Pacific region

1.       Ms. Emeline Siale Ilolahia - Executive Director, Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)

Indonesia

2.       Mr. Andjar Radjite - Vice President of Operations, Human Initiative

Japan

3.       Ms. Yuko Shibata - Emergency Response General Manager, Japan Platform

China

4.       Ms. Xiaofeng Qian - Senior Regional Development Director (Beijing & Geneva, Amity Foundation

Bangladesh

5.       Dr. Muhammad Fuadul Islam - Pediatrician at Pediatrics Department, Dhaka Community Hospital (DCH) Trust

 

We will share more details including the webinar link and the livestream address ahead of the meeting. Look forward to welcoming you in the webinar.

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
Human Initiative (HI) and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI)
Venue: 
Online

Dealing with a Double Disaster: What happens when disaster strikes during a pandemic?

Dealing with a Double Disaster: What happens when disaster strikes during a pandemic?

When: Tuesday 21 July, 3.30–5PM (AEST)

Where: Zoom (online event)

Register here

Key topics: How organisations are aligning disaster preparedness and COVID-19 response plans; the changing role of international, national and local humanitarian actors in disaster response during COVID-19, and; how to better protect vulnerable and marginalised groups from the impacts of a ‘double disaster’.

Panelists

  • Dr Manu Gupta, Co-Founder SEEDS, India
  • Ilisapeci Rokotunidau, Director General, Fiji Red Cross Society
  • Craig Kentwell, Director Humanitarian Operations, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Arnel Capili, Deputy Executive Director, ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance

Facilitator

  • Jennifer Clancy, ACFID, Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Advisor

 

With a focus on knowledge, action, leadership and transformational change, the panel will examine key challenges for public health programs, and consider leadership requirements and collaborative approaches to lessen the impact.

No Safe Space: Crisis response in COVID-19 is a four-part online forum series co-presented by the Centre for Humanitarian LeadershipAustralian Council for International Development (ACFID) and Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG).

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 15:30 to 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
ACFID & HAG
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Rights of Refugees under the Lens of 'The Others'

Rights of Refugees under the Lens of 'The Others'

 

 

Refugees face various threats in Thailand—threats from xenophobic attacks, the threat of arrest and detention, and the threat of being forcibly returned to their home country where they fear persecution. During this week, panelists will discuss the situation of refugees in detention, international mechanisms to protect refugees, and the “othering” of refugees. 


Speakers:

  • Sakda Kaewbuadee, An award-winning actor who supports refugees in detention
  • Rawitsara Piakhuntod, Protection Officer and Senior Case Manager, People Serving People Foundation
  • Yuhanee Jehka, Legal Solutions Manager, Asylum Access Thailand
  • Piyanut Kotsan, Director, Amnesty International Thailand
  • TBC, Representative from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moderator:
Nattha Komolvadhin, Thai PBS Reporter 


When:

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Bangkok time). 


Where:

Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

 

Missed an earlier discussion in this series? Click here to watch a recording

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
Organiser or Host: 
CRSP, Amnesty, Fortify Rights
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Rohingya Refugees with (No) Way Out

Rohingya Refugees with (No) Way Out

 

Ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar comprise one of the largest refugee communities in Southeast Asia. Having fled genocide and protracted persecution in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees continue to arrive in Thailand—by sea and by land—often in transit to Malaysia and, in some cases, in the hands of human traffickers. During this week, panelists will discuss the treatment and status of Rohingya in Thailand, their routes of travel, and continuing protection challenges. 


Speakers:

  • Mariam, Representative from the Rohingya community in Thailand
  • Siwawong Sukthawee, Researcher and Advisor, Rohingya Association of Thailand
  • Puttanee Kangkun, Senior Thailand Human Rights Specialist, Fortify Rights
  • Ismail Mad-adam, Head of Internal Affairs, Council for Humanitarian Networking of Sheikhul Islam

Moderator:
Thapanee Eadsrichai, The Reporters 


When:

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Bangkok time). 


Where:

Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
Organiser or Host: 
CRSP, Amnesty, Fortify Rights
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

30 Years of Uncertainty: Myanmar Refugees Living on the Thailand-Myanmar Border

 

30 Years of Uncertainty: Myanmar Refugees Living on the Thailand-Myanmar Border

For more than three decades, tens of thousands of refugees from Myanmar have lived in “temporary shelters” along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Nine camps continue to shelter more than 90,000 refugees. During this week, panelists will discuss the situation of this protracted refugee population and potential solutions for their future. 


Speakers:

  • Wannasingh Prasertkul, Documentary Producer “Savage Voyage” Travel, Youtube channel
  • A representative from the refugee community living on the Thailand-Myanmar border
  • Fr. Joseph Gerald Hampson, Education and Pastoral Project Director, Jesuit Refugee Service
  • Themba Addison Lewis, Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network
  • Komson Phayonsakdapas, Mae Sot Senior Field Coordinator, Save the Children 
  • TBC, Representative from the Ministry of Interior
  • Sally Thompson, Director of The Border Consortium, and Chairperson of Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand

Moderator:
Patcharin Na Wichai, Operations Coordinator, Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network 


When:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Bangkok time). 


Where:

Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
Organiser or Host: 
CRSP, Amnesty, Fortify Rights
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Will Thailand’s New Legislation to Screen Refugees Protect Refugees?

Will Thailand’s New Legislation to Screen Refugees Protect Refugees?

 

In December 2019, Thailand’s Prime Minister's Office passed a regulation to establish a national screening mechanism to identify and recognize refugees. The government is expected initiate its implementation this year. During this week, panelists will discuss the status of the government’s implementation plans, how this mechanism may benefit both refugees and Thais, and what more is needed. 


Speakers:

  • Video messages from four refugees speaking about the refugee screening legislation
  • Police Lieutenant Colonel Saksan Koatsing, Deputy Superintendent 4, Immigration Bureau, Royal Thai Police
  • Dr. Bhanubhatra Jittiang, Political Faculty, Chulalongkorn University
  • Chatchai Amornlerdwattana, Litigation Lawyer, Refugee Rights Litigation Project
  • Chernjuti Tempithak, Associate Refugee Status Determination Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Moderator:
Thananuch Sanguansak, Freelance Journalist
  

When:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Bangkok time). 


Where:

Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
CRSP, Amnesty, Fortify Rights
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Thailand and Refugees: Do Thais Understand?, part of a month-long webinar series on refugees in Thailand.

'Thailand and Refugees: Do Thais Understand?', part of a month-long webinar series on refugees in Thailand.

The webinar from CRSP, Amnesty International Thailand, and Asylum Access provides a general overview of the situations of refugees in Thailand, will take place July 2 at 2pm. Sessions will be available in Thai, English, and Sign Language. 

When: July 2 at 2pm Bangkok

To Register: click  here.

More information : https://web.facebook.com/events/293661565348101/?_rdc=1&_rdr

 

Thailand has a long history of hosting refugee populations, but many Thais know very little about refugees or their situation. During this week, panelists will discuss what it means to be a refugee, the international definition of a refugee, and the situation of refugees in Thailand, including protection challenges and potential solutions.

Opening Remarks: Prof Emeritus Vitit Muntarbhorn, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University

Speakers:
•TBC, Representative from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
•A representative from the refugee community
•Rohmad Ruengprach, Vice President, Satthachon Foundation
•Sakson Rouypirom, Founder, SATI Foundation

Moderator: Naiyana Thanawattho, Executive Director, Asylum Access Thailand

วันที่เสวนา พุธที่ 1 กรกฎาคม 2563 เวลา 14:00 น. กรุงเทพ

เนื้อหา
ประเทศไทย มีประวัติศาสตร์อันยาวนานในการรับผู้ลี้ภัย แต่มีคนไทยเพียงจำนวนน้อยที่รู้ว่าผู้ลี้ภัยเป็นใครและมาจากไหน กิจกรรมวงเสวนาในสัปดาห์นี้ ผู้ร่วมอภิปรายจะพูดถึงความหมายของผู้ลี้ภัยและสถานการณ์ของผู้ลี้ภัยในประเทศไทย รวมถึงความท้าทายในการคุ้มครองสิทธิของผู้ลี้ภัยและการแก้ปัญหาที่อาจเกิดขึ้น

กล่าวเปิดงาน: ศาสตราจารย์กิตติคุณวิทิต มันตาภรณ์ คณะนิติศาสตร์ จุฬาลงกรณมหาวิทยาลัย
ผู้ร่วมเสวนา:

1. ผู้แทนจากสำนักงานข้าหลวงใหญ่เพื่อผู้ลี้ภัยแห่งสหประชาชาติ (UNHCR)*
2. ผู้แทนจากกลุ่มผู้ลี้ภัยในเมือง
3. คุณเราะห์หมัด เรืองปราชญ์ ผู้ก่อตั้งและรองประธาน คณะกรรมการบริหาร มูลนิธิศรัทธาชนเพื่อการศึกษาและเด็กกำพร้า 4. คุณเสกสรร รวยภิรมย์ ผู้ก่อตั้งมูลนิธิสติ

ดำเนินรายการ: คุณนัยนา ธนวัฑโฒ ผู้อำนวยการ Asylum Access Thailand (AAT)

Jul 1, 2020 02:00 PM in Bangkok

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
The Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons
Venue: 
Online

Cash and Voucher Assistance in COVID-19 Response

WEBINAR: Cash and Voucher Assistance in COVID-19 Response

Facilitated by: José Jódar, The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP)

 

When: June 17, 2020 

What time: 2:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time

Where: ZOOM – Link to be shared

Language: English 

How long: 75 minutes 

Format: Presentation, discussion and sharing of Best Practices

Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners requiring a better understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance with a special focus in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Purpose: To ensure participants have a sound understanding of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) as a modality response to different types of crises and emergencies with a special focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this webinar, participants will:
 

  • Understand CVA as a modality response to crises
  • Discuss how CVA will be adapted to COVID-19 response
  • Share best practices about CVA and COVID-19 response

 

Background

Community World Service Asia and the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) are jointly hosting this webinar on Cash and Voucher Assistance in response to COVID-19.

 

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is being increasingly used as a response modality to different types of crises and in very diverse contexts. CVA is able to cover a wide range of needs contributing to restoring the dignity to people affected by crises. The COVID-19 pandemic is negatively impacting the global economy and will have a long-lasting impact, particularly on low-income countries and crisis contexts, if not mitigated in a timely and well-targeted manner.  CVA is seen by some as a safer option for providing rapid relief where conditions allow and is able to cover the needs of the various affected populations, adapting to remote management styles and better integrates with local systems. This webinar will focus on how delivery through cash can effectively meet needs and promote recovery at scale and within the timeline required to mitigate the worst impacts of this pandemicWorking with, and alongside social protection systems to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable people will also be discussed.


A specific focus will be laid on:

 

  • CVA fundamentals as a modality response to crisis
  • CVA and COVID-19 response- main considerations throughout the programme cycle
  • CVA and COVID-19 response- best practices and experiences from the field

 

This 75-minute webinar will also give participants an opportunity to share existing best practices and ask practical questions about CVA key debates and policies, practices, common standards and other issues.

 

Recommended reading & learning prior to the webinar:

 

https://www.calpnetwork.org/course/cash-and-voucher-assistance-cva-the-fundamentals/

Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is a humanitarian and development organization, registered in Pakistan, head-quartered in Karachi and implementing initiatives throughout Asia. CWSA is member of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance, a member of Sphere and their regional partner in Asia and also manages the ADRRN Quality & Accountability Hub in Asia.

 

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). CaLP currently has over 80 members who collectively deliver the vast majority of CVA in humanitarian contexts worldwide. Our members include UN agencies, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, local and international NGOs, donors and private sector organisations. CaLP believes that when appropriately incorporated into humanitarian response planning, CVA presents opportunities for effective and efficient programming to meet the needs of people and communities affected by crises. With the number, scale and complexity of humanitarian crises increasing, CaLP acts as a catalyst for positive transformation within the sector. Bringing organizations together to strengthen capacity, knowledge, coordination and policy for CVA.

 

If you wish to participate, kindly register here: Webinar Registration
 

Applicants will be informed by 12th June 2020 about their confirmation status. Up to 200 participants will be accommodated on a first come first serve basis. We would appreciate anyone willing to share some best practices on CVA, kindly indicate in the registration form and up to participants will be selected to share their experiences.


Webinar Moderator & Facilitator:

 

José Jódar is the Senior Technical Officer at CaLP and joined them in July 2019 after more than 12 years of work experience in multi-sectoral emergencies, livelihoods/food security and Cash & Vouchers Assistance programs with different organizations (mainly Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation AECID, Spanish Red Cross/International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Action Against Hunger) and in several contexts: Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and, lately, MENA region. José holds a PhD in International Cooperation and Development Studies (University of Murcia, Spain) and a Master’s degree in Africa Studies (major in African Politics) at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London). He has a wide range of experience in CVA design and implementation, technical advisory, capacity building and both technical and institutional coordination.

 

Speakers:

 

Regina “Nanette” Salvador-Antequisa is the founding Executive Director of the Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (ECOWEB) in the Philippines and convenor of the Community Led Emergency Action Response Network (CLEARNet) in the Philippines that actively promotes survivor and community-led response (sclr) to crisis approach – a humanitarian-development-peace nexus advocacy in action. She has been involved with peace and development work for over 25 years and is engaged in local and national policy advocacy on the issues of disaster, poverty, conflict, environment and governance. Regina is currently the sectoral representative of the Victims of Disaster and Calamities sector to the government’s National Anti-Poverty Commission. She is actively involved in international advocacy on localization of humanitarian aid through her engagement with the global Alliance for Empowering Partnerships (A4EP), Charter4Change, Local to Global Protection and participation in the World Humanitarian Action Forum.

 

Sudhanshu S. Singh is a humanitarian and development professional with over 32 years of global experience in the sector. Sudhanshu is founder and CEO of Humanitarian Aid International (HAI) which aims to become the first Indian organisation, working globally with the Indian identity on poverty alleviation and disaster management. HAI is also currently hosting the international secretariat of Charter4Change.

 

Sudhanshu has worked with several international organisations at the Asia-Pacific level, and has been involved in managing responses to almost all major disasters in the Asia-Pacific region since 2001. He has been closely engaged with Agenda for Humanity, Grand Bargain and Charter for Change and was member of the steering group of World Humanitarian Action Forum (WHAF). Sudhanshu is also one of the founders and the international coordinator for Alliance for Empowering Partnerships (A4EP).

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
Organiser or Host: 
Community World Service Asia and the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP
Venue: 
Online webinar
Language: