17 - 19 November 2015
Swiss-Garden Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur

Solidarity Visit : Kampung Parik, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia

This year the ACS/APF2015 forum aims to have an official Field Trip programme as part of the 4-day event. The learnings will form an important part that will build into discussions in the next few days at the forum.

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Live Webcast

We will be live streaming the opening and closing ceremony as well as the 4 main plenary sessions. Watch this space for updates!
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Final Workshop Sessions

Please note that the committee will not make anymore changes to the workshop sessions schedule. Also, please note that session speakers and participants are required to register to attend sessions. Last updated 19 April 2015.


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ACSC/APF2015 Conference Engaging 27th ASEAN Summit Workshop
Day 1
16 Nov 2015
Day 2
17 Nov 2015
Day 3
18 Nov 2015
Day 4
19 Nov 2015

Session 1: Opening

  1. Welcome Remarks
  2. Participants Introduction
  3. Logistics Information

Opening Overview: Mr. Jerald Joseph

**Mapping Session with participants**
11:10 - 11:30

Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2: 10 Years of Engagement: Where Are We?


Speakers :
  1. Ms. Corinna K. Lopa, South East Asian Committee for Advocacy (SEACA)
  2. Ms. Nguyen Hoang Yen, Center for Health Consultation and Community Development (CDH)
Moderator: Pengiran Datin Paduka Mariam Pg Matarsat, Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam
13:00 - 14:30


Session 3: Engaging Strategy: Have We Failed?

Speakers :
  1. H.E. Dr. AKP Mochtan, ASEAN Secretariat
  2. Mr. Yong Chanthalangsy, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Laos
  3. Ms. Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI)
Moderator: Ms. Wathshlah Naidu, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)
16:30 - 17:00

Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4: Workshop Group Engagement Modality

Thinking Outside the Box: Recommendations by Participants
  1. Interface with Governments
    Moderator: Mr. Arturo C. Nuera, Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)
  2. Monitoring ASEAN
    : Mr. Soe Min Than, Think Centre
  3. Empowering CSO for ASEAN
    Ms. Florida Sandanasamy, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC)
  4. Working with ASEAN Secretariat
    Moderator: Ms. Atnike Nova Sigiro, FORUM-ASIA/SAPA TFAHR

Public Forum

“Can ASEAN Economic Community Protect Property Rights for the People"

(Co-organized by ACSC/APF2015 & SEANET Malaysia)
**Participation by RSVP**
Speakers :
  1. Mr. Lorenzo Montari (USA), Property Rights Alliance
  2. Ms. Sary Levy (USA), 2015 International Property Rights Index
  3. YB Charles Santiago (Malaysia), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights
  4. Mr. Alex Chandra (Indonesia), The Habibie Center
Moderator: Mr. Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

Session 5: Envisioning a People-Centered ASEAN Community: Other Perspectives

Speakers :
  1. H.E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand AICHR
  2. Mr. Alex Chandra, The Habibie Center
  3. Mr. Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch (INGO)
Moderator: Dr. Adrian Heok Kay Heng, Think Centre
11:00 - 11:20

Tea / Coffee Break

Session 6: Post 2015 Vision: ASEAN Peoples taking Centre-stage?

Speakers :
  1. H.E. Dato Hsu King Bee, HLTF Malaysia
  2. H.E. Jakkrit Srivali, MOFA Thailand
Moderator: Mr. Jerald Joseph, ACSC/APF2015
13:00 - 14:15


Session 7: Special Thematic Discussion: ”Human Rights Defenders in ASEAN”

Speakers :
  1. Mr. Boonthan Verawongse, ASEAN Watch Thailand
  2. Mr. Ryan Silvero, ASEAN SOGIE CAUCUS
  3. Mr. Sevan Doraisamy, SUARAM Malaysia
  4. Ms. Vanny Prok, Working Group for Peace, Cambodia
Moderator: Ms. Shanti Heidi Delany Sijabat, Pergerakan Indonesia
15:45 - 16:15

Tea / Coffee Break

Session 8: ASEAN Community in the Global Context: Complications, Complicity or Coherence?

Speakers :
  1. Global Economic Processes:
    YB Charles Santiago, Member of Parliament, Malaysia.
  2. Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Youth in Transforming Our World:
    Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN SG's Envoy on Youth
  3. Prevention of Armed Conflict and Extremism:
    Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, Akademi Belia, Former CEO of Global Moderate Movement
Moderator: Mr.  Isagani V. Abunda II, Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID)

Session 9: A New ASEAN Engagement Framework: What Possibility?

Speakers :
  1. Ms. Atnike Nova Sigiro, FORUM-ASIA/SAPA TFAHR
  2. Mr. Jerald Joseph, ACSC/APF2015
  3. Ms. Diyana Yahaya, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD)
  4. Ms. Wanun Permpibul, Climate Watch Thailand
Moderator: Mr. Pen Somony, Cambodian Volunteers for Society (CVS)
10:45 - 11:00

Tea / Coffee Break

Session 10: APF: The Future in ASEAN

 (Plenary Discussion)
  1. APF 2016
  2. FCAA Monitoring Plans
  3. Systematizing Peoples Process in ASEAN
Moderator: Mr. Jerald Joseph, ACSC/APF2015  
13:00 - 14:30


Conference Statement Finalizing

Moderator: Ms. Wathshlah Naidu, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO)



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