The Post Pandemic Glocal Democracy;
Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

May 19

Session Title 3.8. Democracy and SDG 16+ in Asia     
Key Organizers Asia Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Development (APSD)
Asia Development Alliance (ADA)
Time  18:00-20:00 KST (GMT+9) on Wednesday 19 May 2021
Modality / Language Virtual / English 
Objectives The objective of this session is to promote the synergetic effect of civil society engagement on democracy and SDGs in Asia through identification of interlinkage and common challenges
Main Topics & Issues 
  • Impact of COVID-19 on SDGs, Democracy and Human Rights
  • Monitoring of the implementation of SDGs at the national level through SDG 16+ Approach in Asia
  • Democracy and civic space
Key questions
  • What are key challenges to CSOs in terms of civic space and enabling environment for accelerated implementation of the SDGs in your region or country in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Why the SDG 16+ approach is important for democracy promotion and civic space and how to mainstream the SDG 16+ into the national and international implementation of the SDGs?
  • What kinds of international solidarity actions are needed to defend and promote civic space?
Background
  • This session is to share the results of civil society initiatives on COVID-19, SDGs and democracy in Asia.
  • Concretely, 3 outcomes – Declaration of the Kathmandu Democracy Forum (KMDF) in October 2020 by AND, 10 Recommendations from the Tokyo Democracy Forum (TDF) by JANIC and the Civil Society Report on SDG 16+ in 12 countries in Asia by the ADA will be shared at the session.
Speakers
  • Moderator Anselmo Lee, Regional Coordinator, APSD
  • Presenters
    • Impact and Challenges of COVID-19 to Democracy and SDGs in Asia, Declaration of the Kathmandu Democracy Forum (KMDF) 2020
      Gopal Siwakoti, INHURED International, Nepal
    • 10 Recommendations of the Tokyo Democracy Forum (TFD)
      Hideki Wakabayashi, JANIC, Japan,
    • Civil Society Report on SDG 16+ in 12 countries in Asia
      Joytsna Mohan, Regional Coordinator, ADA
  • Panelists
    • Jamila Asanova, Civil Society Development Association (ARGO), Kazakhstan
    • Padma Prasad Khatiwada, South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)
    • Sin Putheary, Executive Director, Cambodia Committee for Cooperation (CCC)
    • Tatat, International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID)
    • Beckie Malay, Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), Philippines
  • Uransooj Gombosuren, Chairperson, FORUM-ASIA / Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), Mongolia


Gopal Krishna Siwakoti
Role in the Session Presenter
Position and Organizational Affiliation International Institute for Human Rights, Environment and Development
Nationality
Hideki Wakabayashi
Role in the Session Presenter
Position and Organizational Affiliation Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation
Nationality Japan
Jyotsna Mohan
Role in the Session Presenter
Position and Organizational Affiliation Regional Coordinator, Asia Development Alliance
Nationality
Jamila Asanova
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation Civil Society Development Association(ARGO)
Nationality Kazakhstan
Sin Putheary
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation Executive Director, Cambodia Committee for Cooperation(CCC)
Nationality Cambodia
Tatat
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development
Nationality Indonesia
Padma Prasad Khatiwada
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication
Nationality
Uransooj Gombosuren
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation Chairperson, Forum-Asia Center for Human Rights and Development
Nationality Mongolia
Beckie Malay
Role in the Session Discussant
Position and Organizational Affiliation Global Call to Action against Poverty
Nationality Philippines
Anselmo Lee
Role in the Session Moderator
Position and Organizational Affiliation Regional Coordinator, APSD Adviser to the May 18 Memorial Foundation
Nationality Korea

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