Call for participation in Tokyo Democracy Forum on 15&16 Feb 2021
JANIC will host Tokyo Democracy Forum (TDF), in February 2021, as a part of HAPIC (Happiness Idea Conference).
Based on the findings of the Kathmandu Democracy Forum held in November 2020, presenters will focus on updates between November 2020 and January 2021 on human rights and democracy and the civil society response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to democracy in respective countries and themes.
Presenters will review and discuss progress and challenges of themes such as migrant workers, media freedom, and democratic election, focusing on each target within SDG 16+.
14:00-15:30 JST (noon-13:30 BKK Time),
|Day 2||14:00-15:30 JST (noon-13:30 BKK Time),
Tuesday 16 February 2021
Note: if you would like to attend other sessions of HAPIC, please purchase a ticket.
RSVP by 13 February: https://forms.gle/Eb9P3ruc3hzb1Vd77
List of presenters:
[ Country reports ]
Dr. Md Shahid Uz Zaman,
Eco Social Development Organization (ESDO), Bangladesh
Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), Cambodia
Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), India
Japan CSO Team / Japan Youth Platform for Sustainability (JYPS), Japan
The Civil Society Development Association “ARGO” / SHYRAK Association of Women with Disabilities, Kazakhstan
NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN), Nepal
Zia ur Rehman,
Pakistan Development Alliance, Pakistan
Think Centre, Singapore
Consortium Humanitarian Agency (CHA), Sri Lanka
[ Thematic reports ]
Dr. Gopal Krishna Siwakoti,
Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP)
Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers
Dr. James Gomez,
Migrant Forum in Asia
Discussants and Moderators:
Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
Regional Coordinator, APSD (Asia Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Development)
Co-Chair, Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs, University of the Sacred-Heart, Tokyo
About the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC):
JANIC is a network of civil society organizations (CSOs) promoting to solve global issues. We unite and support over 100 organizations to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice by maximizing strengths of our members. Established in 1987 by leaders of Japanese NGOs, JANIC has provided multiple capacity building trainings to Japanese NGOs, promoted partnerships with private sectors, labor unions and local governments, as well as advocating to the government and international organization on key development issues such as SDGs, human rights-based approaches, development effectiveness, disaster risk reduction, and safety and security of NGOs. JANIC is a steering committee of Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and a member organization of Forus, CIVICUS, CPDE, and A4SD.