Events
The Third Asia Regional Conference on Community-Driven Development
June 14-17, 2016Sa Pa, Vietnam

The Third Asia Regional Conference on Community-Driven Development (CDD) aims to facilitate a dialogue and build on past exchanges among various actors, including government officials, development partners, non-governmental stakeholders, and research institutes, who are working on CDD programs in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) and South Asia regions. This year, the focus of the discussion will be on: (i) Livelihoods/Economic Development, (ii) Disaster Risk Management, and (iii) Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities. As in the past, the sessions will be interactive in order to promote cross-learning between country programs as this is where we expect important learning to take place. A key part of the conference will be a one-day field visit to interact with communities and local authorities involved in the Northern Mountain Poverty Reduction Project. This would allow for deeper interactions and learning on how the Vietnam program has addressed specific areas on inclusion of ethnic minorities, livelihoods promotion, and enhancing women’s participation. A draft agenda covering all these aspects is being prepared and will be shared with you shortly.

In partnership with the Government of Vietnam and the Government of Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the World Bank will host the third Asia Regional Conference on Community-Driven Development (CDD).  The Conference will be held for four days from Tuesday, June 14 and Friday, June 17, 2016 in Sa Pa, Vietnam. It is a follow-up to the two EAP Regional Conferences on CDD – held in Bali, Indonesia in November 2013, and in Cebu, Philippines in March 2015.

The purpose of the conference is to:  

  • facilitate a dialogue, building on past exchanges, among different players – policymakers, practitioners, implementers, researchers – working on CDD programs;
  • explore in greater detail, as requested in previous events, 2-3 topics of specific interest among the participants and in the region. Based on current interests and challenges of a cross-section of national programs, the topics proposed for deeper analysis are CDD and: (i) Livelihoods/Jobs, (ii) Disaster risk management (DRM), and (iii) Inclusion of ethnic minorities), and;
  • further explore and identify actions or mechanisms to advance the concept of a regional CDD community of practice.

Also, as requested by participants at the two previous events, a more intensive one-day field trip will be organized as part of the workshop to visit and interact with communities and local authorities involved in the Northern Mountain Poverty Reduction Project. This would allow for deeper interactions and learning on how the Vietnam program has addressed specific areas relating to inclusion of ethnic minorities, livelihoods promotion, and enhancing women’s participation. 

Target Audience and Partner Countries: The primary target audience of the workshop is program staff who are involved in CDD projects from East Asian, Pacific Island, and South Asian countries. Participants from most of the same 15 countries from last year's conference are expected to attend.

SESSIONS 2 & 3: CDD AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES / ETHNIC MINORITIES AND OTHER VULNERABLE GROUPS

Tran Ngoc Hung, Director, Central Highlands Poverty Reduction Project, Vietnam

Kyaw Swar Aung, Director, Department of Rural Development, National CDD Program, Myanmar

Leonard Hill, Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Culture, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia; David Ross, Director, and Danielle Campbell, Manager Community Development, Central Land Council, Australia

Hatthachan Phimphanthavong, Head of M&E Division, Poverty Reduction Fund, Laos

SESSIONS 4 & 5: CDD AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (DRM)

Camilo Gudmalin, Under-Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Philippines

·        Presentation

Bapak Suprayoga Hadi, Director General of Development of Special Region, Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration, Indonesia

·        Presentation

Mohammed Najib Amiri, Program Advisor to Deputy Minister, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan

·        Presentation

Lesley Cordero, Sr. Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank

·        Presentation

SESSIONS 6 & 7: CDD AND LIVELIHOODS / LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Seenithamby Manoharan, Senior Rural Development Specialist and Task Leader of

the North-East Local Services Improvement Project (Sri Lanka), World Bank

·        Presentation

Nghia Minh Thi Nguyen, Deputy Director, Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project, Vietnam

·        Presentation

Dulce Guterres Junior, Director and General Coordinator of PNDS (Programa Nasional Dezenvolvimentu Suku), Timor-Leste

·        Presentation

FIELD TRIP AND DINNER PRESENTATION

·        Talking Points and Presentation

SESSION 9: NEXT STEPS FOR THE REGIONAL COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

·        Read the Full Session Notes

·        Supply and Demand Board

CONFERENCE CLOSING AND EVALUATION

·        Asia CDD Conference 2016 Evaluation

Event Details
  • Date: Tuesday, June 14 - Friday, June 17, 2016
  • Venue: Sa Pa, Vietnam
  • CONTACT: Kaori Oshima
  • koshima@worldbank.org