Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Proceedings of the 7th AsiaDHRRA GA

The proceedings of the 7th AsiaDHRRA General Assembly is now available for download.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Strategic Plan 2006-2010 (RBM Planning Process)

AsiaDHRRA Strategic Plan (2006-2010)

RBM Planning Process


AsiaDHRRA envisions Asian rural communities that are just, free, prosperous, living in peace and working in solidarity towards self-reliance.


To achieve this vision, the network shall aim to be an effective…

  • Promoter and catalyst of partnership relations, creating opportunities for genuine people-to-people dialogue and exchange;
  • Facilitator of human resource development processes in the rural areas; and
  • Mobilizer of expertise and opportunities for the strengthening of solidarity and kinship among rural communities.


Rural communities participating in governance, contributing to and benefiting from sustained socio-economic development in Asia.


  1. Rural Development NGOs capable of defining and pursuing development interventions to address problems of rural poor communities especially the farmers, fishers and rural women, with special attention to the young people and with concern for the aging community.
  2. People-oriented policies and programs on sustainable rural development, people empowerment, rural peoples’ rights (farmers, fishers, rural women, IPs) at the regional and international levels.
  3. Asian NGO leaders with improved competency in harmonizing diverse agenda and mobilizing organizational resources and institutions towards strengthening their organizations and influencing key development policies and programs in the region

Download the AsiaDHRRA Strategic Plan here...

Monday, June 9, 2008

The 7th GA Program

Day 0, June 7, 2008
Arrival / Billeting / Registration

Day 1-3, June 8-10, 2008
Forum and Field Visit

Day 4, June 11, 2008

08:30 09:00 AsiaDHRRA General Assembly Opening Program
  • Welcome Remarks: Dr. Bui Quang Toan, VietDHRRA Chairperson, Host DHRRA
  • Opening Remarks: Datuk Marimuthu Nadason, Chairperson
  • Introduction of Assembly Participants (DHRRAs, Partners & Friends, Secretariat)
  • Overview of 7th GA Program: Ms. Marlene D.Ramirez, Secretary General
09:00 09:30 Business Meeting
  1. Approval of the 7th GA Agenda
  2. Review and Approval of the 6th GA Minutes
  3. Matters Arising from the Minutes
09:30 - 09:50 Coffee/Tea Break and Photo Session

09:50 - 12:00 Report of the Chairperson
  • AsiaDHRRA Video Presentation
  • Accomplishment Report (July 2006-June 2008)
  • Financial Report
  • Confirmation of Past ExeCom Resolutions (2006-2008)
Report of the DHRRA Members
(Facilitated by: Dwi Astuti, ExeCom Member)

DHRRA Reports (10 minutes each)

Open Forum

14:00 - 14:15 Messages from Partners
  • Ms. Sudaporn Sittisathakornpul , AFA Chairperson
  • Ms. Miren Larea, WRF Asia Desk Coordinator

14:15 - 15:05 Sharing of Good Rural Development Practice
(Presented by : Jesus Vicente Garganera, ExeCom Member)

Open Forum

New Business Matters

Presentation of Project Ideas and Concepts

15:20 - 16:20 Other agenda for GA decision
  • Summary of 7th GA Resolutions
  • Other Matters

16:20 - 17:00 Closing Ceremony

Solidarity for cyclone victims in Myanmar/Burma

Reflections and Messages
  • Reflections from AFA Chairperson
  • Reflections from Council of Elder/s
  • Reflections from Member DHRRA/s
Message from the Secretary General

Closing Message from the Chairperson

18:00 Farewell Dinner

Day 5, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008