APCD attended Regional Conversation on Building Back Better—Social Protection: A Right for All, or a Privilege for a Few, and Launch of Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific 2020, on 15 October 2020

APCD Networking & Collaboration Officer, Ms. Supaanong Panyasirimongkol, a representative from APCD attended this Webinar.

 

Right for all

 

H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community talked about ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025 during this Webinar.

 

Reginal Conversation

Mr. Srinivas Tata, Director of Social Development Division, ESCAP, was a Webinar moderator.

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Study visit on Universal Design (UD), Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA- Public Organization) dispatched to APCD on 15 October 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

Deputy Manager of DASTA 3, Mr. Sutarak Sunthornviphart, exchanged the purposes of visit.

 

UD

Mr. Piroon Laismit, Executive Director of APCD, gave welcome remarks and presented APCD implementation on Universal Design (UD).

 

UD

Accessibility check and demonstration at an accessible bed for all

 

UD

Experiences with an accessible bathroom

 

UD

A ramp was tested by a wheelchair user.

 

UD

Group reflection and expression sharing

 

UD

Group photo of more than 40 participants including representatives from entrepreneurs of Tourism for All, DASTA team, and APCD staff

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Online meeting for preparatory implementation on JICA Special Project (Community Empowerment Program) 2020 on 14 October 2020

Discussion with Japanese resource persons about work plan of the Project.

 

JICA

Dr. Sawae Yukinori, an expert on sports for persons with special needs, demonstrated a recreational activity from Japan.

 

JICA

Feedbacks from APCD about the first draft of the manual (Japanese version)

 

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Online meeting on AAN future implementation to brainstorm a preparation of 5th ASEAN Autism Network (AAN) Congress on 12 October 2020

The tentative schedule of the Congress was discussed.

 

AAN

The Congress, via virtual platforms, will be hosted by the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).

 

AAN

Group photo of participants during the closing meeting

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Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) visited APCD’s 60+ Plus Bakery & Chocolate Cafe @ Royal Thai Government House, 8 October 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

Ms. Nongnuch Maytarjittipun, Executive Secretary to the Executive Director, (right) explained the background, purposes and expected outcomes of the new branch of APCD to Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, and Ms. Aiko Akiyama, Social Affairs Officer, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section of UNESCAP.

 

preparetory meeting

Group photo of visitors, trainees with disabilities, and APCD staff

 

preparetory meeting

Ms. Aiko Akiyama showed a chocolate box set as the pride of Thai persons with disabilities.

 

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The 2nd Preparatory Meeting for TCTP (Three-Year-Training) at APCD on 8 October 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

Group photo of representatives from TICA, JICA Thailand Office and APCD

 

preparetory meeting

Ms. Hataichanok Siriwadhanakul, Director, Human Resource Development Bureau of TICA, provided inputs for the 2nd draft of Record of Discussions (RD) for the three-year project.

 

preparetory meeting

A representative from JICA Thailand Office, Ms. Suwanna Navacharoen, Program Officer, shared viewpoints of the last TCTP lessons learned to cope with COVID-19 responses.

 

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APCD attended and provided inputs at “Forum on Moving Education for Quality of Life of Children with Special Needs” at the office of Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand on 6 October 2020

Forum

Remarks at opening ceremony by Dr. Weraphan Suphanchaimat, Deputy Chairperson of Thai Health Promotion Foundation

 

Forum

The panel discussion on “Direction of Policy on Promotion of Community Participation towards Education for Children with Special Needs” by Representatives of Government and NGOs.

 

Forum

APCD representative provided comments and shared his impressions.

 

Forum

Group photo of participants

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APCD joined the 2nd ASEAN Web Forum on Disability-Inclusion and ASEAN Economic Integration: Challenges and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities organized by ASEAN Secretariat, 5 October 2020

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

 

ASEAN SEC Webinar

 

A group photo session of participants and speakers from ASEAN country members

 

ASEAN SEC Webinar

American sign language interpreter facilitated for participants with who are deaf/hard of hearing

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APCD conducted an internal capacity development session on “Sharing basic information on Psychosocial Disabilities & how to interact with them” on 2 October 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

Group photo of participants and external resource persons

 

Internal capacity development

The session was conducted by Ms. Nuchgalee Klaisuwan, President, Association for the Mentally Ill of Thailand (AMIT), and Ms. Nanthana Rathanakorn, Advisor, AMIT.

 

Internal capacity development

Three representatives from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEP) attended the session.

 

 

 

 

 

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APCD provided inputs for preparatory implementation of Thailand Network of Experts on Inclusive Entrepreneurship for ASEAN at DEP Office on 1 October 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

The secretary reported on the last minutes of meeting which were recorded by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEP).

 

Thailand Network of Experts

Presentation on E-Commerce (Partnership for Growth of E-Commerce) for Thai entrepreneurs with disabilities

 

Thailand Network of Experts

Input by a representative from True Corporation Ltd., as a participant of the Network in Thailand

 

 

 

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