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Launch of the Report “CSO Sustainability Index in Thailand”
3 December, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In Thailand, like also in other countries in the region, the role of CSOs has been crucial in the cycle of addressing various social concerns, ranging from human rights violation to ensuring the well-being of the vulnerable sectors in the society. However, due to current shrinking civic space and rising tension of unfavorable laws, the challenges in securing funds amongst CSOs to sustain their activities in the long-run have become much more visible. Hence, it is vital to come up with the solutions to guarantee CSOs’ sustainability.
On 3 December at 6 PM, the report CSO Sustainability Index Report will be launched at SEA Junction. The discussion of the report will examine the supportiveness of the legal, social and funding landscapes in the realm of CSOs’ sustainability in Thailand. At our venue, community leaders, CSO experts, and development partners will gather to discuss challenges and solutions. The discussants include:
Asmah Tanyongdaoh, Southern Working Group for Monitoring International Mechanism
Phil Robertson, Human Rights Watch
Nittaya Muangklang, Isaan Land Reform Network
Direk Hamnakorn, Green World Network, Thepa
Supecha Baotip, Tamtang
Sugarnta Soopaita, Migrant Worker Federation
Emilie Pradichit, Manushya Foundation
This report launch is closely related to the series of events and publications launched last February by SEA Junction with support by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), which focuses on the funding challenges experienced by civil society in the region, Entitled “Wielding the funding strings of civil society in Southeast Asia” the series was born out of an article with the same title recently written by SEA Junction’s director, Rosalia Sciortino, for New Mandala (https://www.newmandala.org/weilding-purse-strings/).
About the project
The CSOSI Sustainability Index project is funded by USAID, and implemented by FHI360 in partnership with ICNL and it assesses the sustainability of CSO sectors in countries around the world. Manushya Foundation is the implementation partner for the 2018 CSOSI report of Thailand. The report is largely based on input provided by civil society experts, including experts from INGOs, CSOs, CBOs, grassroots, human rights defenders.
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID works to help lift lives, build communities, and advance democracy worldwide. For more details, see https://www.usaid.gov/
Manushya Foundation is an Asia regional non-governmental organization promoting community empowerment to advance human rights, social justice and peace. For more details, see https://www.manushyafoundation.org/
FHI360: The Science of Improving Lives
FHI 360 is a non-profitable human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. For more details, see https://www.fhi360.org/
The International Center for Non-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy and public participation around the world. For more details, see http://www.icnl.org/
SEA Junction, OUR Venue on Southeast Asia
SEA Junction aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions –from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium) SEA junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org and join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693055870976440/