ACSC/APF 2016

Conference

2 - 6 August 2016
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Centru Convensaun Dili (CCD)
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TIMOR-LESTE
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    ACSC/ASEAN PEOPLES' FORUM 2016

    Day 1
    01 Aug 2016
    Day 2
    02 Aug 2016
    Day 3
    03 Aug 2016
    Day 4
    04 Aug 2016
    Day 5
    05 Aug 2016
    Day 6
    06 Aug 2016

    Community site visits

    8:00am - 12:30pm
    1. National NGO RAEBIA (at Farmers group, Behau Village - Manatuto)
    2. ALOLA ESPERANSA Production Center (cancel)
    3. HABURAS Foundation (www.haburas.org)
    During ACSC/APF 2016, RAEBIA will be a place of site visiting program and for participants who are interested to see directly what is done by RAEBIA in the community can register on this link or  email : xistomartins@raebia.org or register by phone to : +(670) 77231426 In this program, interested participants can involve in a community discussion in the Behau village, Manatuto and visit RAEBIA Resource Center. For more information about program agenda, please download here! or visit RAEBIA website or download RAEBIA brochure here.        

    Town Hall Dialogue with ASEAN Parliamentarians

    A TOWN HALL FORUM WITH PARLIAMENTARIANS

    at the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2016 – Timor-Leste ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) is a network of current and former legislators working to strengthen human rights and democracy in Southeast Asia. APHR supports its members through various means as they use their unique positions to highlight human rights concerns and strengthen the voices of civil society actors around ASEAN. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) is thrilled to host its second annual town hall meeting between parliamentarians and civil society organizations at the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2016. The event will provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between civil society and government and develop an ongoing dialogue to promote accountability. Current and former parliamentarians from eight countries will discuss human rights issues in the context of ASEAN integration and the regional trend of democratic erosion. They will also answer your questions from the floor. When: Tuesday, 2 August 2016 13:45 – 16:30 Where: Dili Convention Centre (DCC) Hall Dili, Timor-Leste Who:

    Parliamentarians:

    Aderito Hugo da Costa, Timor-Leste Eva Kusuma Sundari, Indonesia Mu Sochua, Cambodia Nguyen Van Tien, Vietnam Teodoro Baguilat, Jr., Philippines Rachada Dhnadirek, Thailand Mercy Barends, Indonesia Htay Kywe, Myanmar Kasthuriraani Patto, Malaysia Charles Santiago, Malaysia (TBC)

    Moderator:

    Hugo Fernandes, Asia Foundation, Timor-Leste Contact: Phone: +62 878 8151 1639 Email: ruth@aseanmp.org Skype: ruth-panjaitan

    Welcome Cocktail

    **Hosted by President of the Republic**
    1. Introduction to APF
    2. An Overview of Timor-Leste

    Opening Ceremony

    Traditional dance to welcome participants Speeches:
    1. Mr. Fernando da Costa, ACSC/APF2016 Co-Chairs
    2. Dr. Maydom, Chair of APF NOC Lao PDR
    3. Mr. Jerald Joseph, ACSC/APF2016 Co-Chairs
    4. H.E. Mr. Rui Maria de Araujo, Prime Minister of Republic of Timor-Leste

    Plenary 1

    Grassroots Voices : From the Margins to the Center Objectives:
    1. Discussions on enabling Peoples to move towards the center of ASEAN,
    2. Discussion on ASEAN Peoples call for inclusiveness
    Speaker:
    • Mrs. Madalena Bidau “Kasihan”, veteran and N-Peace  Recipient (Focus on Social-Cultural Pillar) & others
    Moderator: Jerald Joseph, ACSC/APF 2016 Co-Chair

    Plenary 2 Dialogue

    "Maritime and Territorial Issues on ASEAN Peoples” Objectives:
    • Expounding the sovereignty of maritime boundary and territorial disputes for development
    • Impact of Cross borders and natural resources issues to the life of the peoples
    • Looking at the SDG and its commitment for ASEAN on these issue
    Speakers:
    1. Juvinal Dias (MKOTT), Timor-Leste
    2. Marthin Hadiwinita (Kesatuan Nelayan Tradisional), Indonesia
    3. Mr. Pham Van Chuong (Vietnam Committee and Cooperation), Vietnam
    Moderator: Gus Miclat, IDD

    Plenary 3

    "Shrinking Civic Spaces in ASEAN" Objectives:
    • Looking at civil society that is operating in an environment that is under threat by many ways by legal and illegal means to silence dissent
    • ASEAN Community Vision must mean a vibrant civil society that can operate in an empowering environment
    • Articulate the true state of the ASEAN people in terms of our current economic, political, social, cultural and emerging challenges that impact human rights defenders
    Speaker:
    1. Mr. Andrew Khoo, (Bar Council), Malaysia
    2. Ms. Chak Sopheap, Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Cambodia
    3. Ms. Chalida Tajaroensuk, People's Empowerment Foundation (PEF), Thailand
    4. Mr. Victor Mambor: (Independent Alliance of Journalist -AJI Papua), Indonesia
    Moderator: Antero Bendito da Silva, P.hD.  Peace Center, Timor-Leste

    Celebrating ASEAN Change

    "People at the Centre"  Objectives:
    • The evolution of nations in ASEAN must translate into a people centered governments in ASEAN
    • How will ASEAN be able to transform itself to embrace people as its asset
        Speaker:
    1. H.E. Mr. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmáo (former President & Prime Minister/Now Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste)
    Moderator: Fernando da Costa, ACSC/APF2016 Co-Chair

    Parallel discussion session 2

     Thematic Issues / Workshops

    Parallel discussion Session 3

     Thematic Issues / Workshops

    Plenary 4

    "ASEAN Bodies Anchoring People at its Core” Objectives:
    • Examining effectiveness of ASEAN bodies that must implement the demands of the ASEAN Charter and Vision
    • Seeking new ways to bolster ASEAN bodies to be more pro-people towards an ASEAN-Centred Community Vision
    Speakers:
    1. Mr. Edmund Bon (AICHR Malaysia Rep)
    2. Aurora Jawate de Dios (ACWC Phil. Rep)
    3. Sinapan Samydorai, AFML
    Moderator: Atnike Sigiro, FORUM-ASIA

    ACSC/APF Engaging ASEAN – Ten Year Review Report:

    Objective:
    • Reflect on milestones, achievements and challenges to moving towards a people-centered ASEAN (reflections on the 10 year review of the )
    • To solicit feedback from Participants before the report is finalized
    Speaker:

          1. Ms. Corinna Lopa

           Moderator: Dr. May Shi Sho

          (synopsis of the report will be printed for all)

    Peace Rally/Solidarity Evening/ Closing Ceremony

    (National Youth Councils and MKOTT) Speech by: Mr. Leovigildo da Costa Hornay, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports Timor-Leste