Group photo of participants and APCD staff. The representatives were from the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEP), Disabilities Thailand (DTH), the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), the Embassy of Japan, and JICA.
Mr. Piroon Laismit, APCD Executive Director, welcomed and greeted participants at the meeting. He shared the purpose and expected outcomes of the meeting.
Dr. Kenji Kuno, Disability and Development Advisor and JICA Senior Advisor, facilitated the detailed meeting and group discussion. He encouraged participants to share their ideas and work together to find solutions to the challenges facing people with disabilities in Thailand and Asia-Pacific region.
Senator Monthian Buntan, representative from Disabilities Thailand (DTH), provided constructive feedback.
Ms. Siriporn Praserdchat, Officer, Logistics, acted as the master of ceremonies at the meeting. She kept the meeting running smoothly and ensured that everyone was on the same page.