Mr. Piroon Laismit, APCD Executive Director (left) and H.E. Dr. Tej Bunnag, APCD Foundation Chairman (Right) attended the official opening program at the Congress.
On March 14, APCD and JICA collaborated to host a pre-congress session titled "Disability Equality Training Facilitator (DET) Introduction", aiming to equip participants with skills to promote disability equality. The half-day event, held at a hotel, was attended by 30 enthusiastic participants.
Group photo of Participants and Facilitators at the end of pre-Congress session organized by JICA and APCD.
H.E. Dr. Tej Bunnag was at stage for the Opening Remarks.
H.E. Dr. Tej Bunnag, representing APCD Foundation Chairman, delivers opening remarks at the 5th AP CBID Congress, while Mr. Piroon Laismit, APCD E.D. and Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, CDD Manager, play instrumental roles in coordinating between International and National Organizing Committees, ensuring the success of the Congress. In addition to that, Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Community Development Department manager also co-chairs one of the plenary sessions.
Mr. Watcharapol Chuengcharoen, Chief of Networking and Collaboration, showcases Disability-Inclusive Business (DIB) practices in Thailand at a plenary session during the 5th AP CBID Congress.
Mr. Watcharapol also presented an abstract on "Empowering Self-Advocates with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families During and After the COVID-19" at one of the simultaneous sessions, highlighting the importance of supporting individuals with disabilities and their families during challenging times.
Group photo of speakers and moderators that Mr. Somchai Rungsilp, Community Development Department manager co-chairs one of the plenary sessions.
Hand over the next Congress to the hosts of 2027, representatives from Nepal.