Mr. Piroon Laismit, Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD), delivered welcome remarks on July 25, 2022, during the opening ceremony.
Mr. Morita Takahiro, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Thailand Office, delivered the opening remarks.
Mrs. Ureerat Chareontoh, Director General of the Thailand International Cooperation Agency, made the opening speech.
Participants presented their organization’s services and expectations to the training program at the "Hope & Concerns" Session.
The TCTP three-year training course presentation was outlined by Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Community Development Manager.
The Country Report presentation from each country provided the updated situation of DIDRR in ASEAN exchanges among participants and the session has Dr. Parichatt Krongkant, DIDRR Consultant, UN ESCAP, and Dr. Nantanoot Suwannawut, Academic Officer, Ministry of Education, gave outstanding comments for further critical discussion to move in the right direction.
Mr. Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, Chief of Networking & Collaboration served as a moderator.
Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Community Development Manager at APCD, led a session on the Disability Inclusive Business (DIB) as an APCD approach to work with persons with disabilities involving in society.
International Instruments on Disability Development and DIDRR, including the introduction of the ESCAP DIDRR E-learning tool "by Ms. Aiko Akiyama, Social Affairs Officer, ESCAP
"Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction & Humanitarian Action: Key Pillars & Actions" were presented by Dr. Takashi Izutsu, Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo.
Group photo of participants and APCD staff at the closing session