SAPA Working Group on ASEAN Writeshop: Review Framework on Civil Society Engagements with the ASEAN

December 15, 2013 - December 16, 2013
CSO Event

How will be the review?

For the review of the ASEAN:

  1. Review of the ASEAN Charter vis-à-vis the SAPA Peoples’ Charter
  2. Engaging the AICHR TOR review process, by encouraging other CSOs in the region to organize review processes at the grassroots, national and regional levels
  3. Engaging the ACWC TOR review process, by encouraging other CSOs in the region to organize review processes at the grassroots, national and regional levels
  4. Inviting other stakeholders, i.e., Parliamentarians, Academe, Media to participate in these review processes.
  5. Releasing a report card in 2015 to highlight ASEAN’s performance or non-performance on key deliverables, and to highlight peoples’ proposals for the Charter review and TOR reviews.

For the review of civil society engagement with the ASEAN:

  1. Working Group, Task Force, Regional Network, Regional Caucus level coordinated comprehensive reviews of their respective engagement processes.
  2. Assessment of the engagements reflecting successes and failures, vis participation in ASEAN processes; changes in policies, processes, mechanisms reflecting CS advocacies and policy proposals.
  3. Chapter reports for the different civil society thematic engagements with ASEAN, to be compiled into a book (like [email protected] edited by J.Chavez and A. Chandra)

Both reviews will use an assessment tool to be formulated in a writeshop to be organized by the SAPA Working Group on ASEAN on October 1 and 2, 2013 on the sidelines of the 6th Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Expected Outputs and Timeframe

For the review of the ASEAN:

  1. Peoples’ Charter. SAPA WG on ASEAN will hire a writer who will draft the Peoples’ Charter to be presented to SAPA Plus at its Mid Year Regional Strategy Meeting in  July 2014.
  2. Submissions to AICHR (TOR Recommendations). July 2014
  3. Submissions to ACWC (TOR Recommendations). July 2015
  4. Report Card on ASEAN’s Performance. July 2014

For the review of civil society engagement with the ASEAN:

  1. Assessment reports by working groups, task forces, regional networks. December 2013
  2. Consolidated report to be presented to SAPA Plus. February 2014

The writeshop will be held on:

Day/date        : Sunday-Monday, 15-16 December 2013

Venue              : Park Plaza Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 18, Bangkok, Thailand

Further Contact

Joey Dimaandal, Programme Associate for ASEAN, The South East Asian Committee for Advocacy (SEACA) at: [email protected]