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ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) Audience Meeting

In 2nd July 2018, ADF Secretariat has been accepted to have an audience meeting with Mr. Stephen Quick as Deputy Ambassador of Singapore Permanent Representative to ASEAN in his office in Jakarta. ADF Secretariat has requested to discuss the proposal recommendation of Joint Working Group with Mr. Stephen Quick to assist the implementation for the draft of Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN.

He welcomed and appreciated the proposal recommendation drafted by ADF and extended some advice to engage with SOMSWD and other ASEAN dialogue partner to lobby and realize the recommendation on Joint Working Group.

In 17th October 2018 at the Office of  Norwegian Embassy Audiences to H.E. Morten HogLund , the Norway Ambassador for ASEAN, as a follow up ADF Diplomatic briefing, He is very much welcome ADF and the ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025 for Persons with Disabilities

In 25st January 2019, ADF has been accepted to have an audience meeting with Amb. Phasporn Sangasubana of CPR Thailand. Support the idea of a regional joint working group.

ADF Secretariat has met Ms. Elaine Tan of the ASEAN Foundation in 21st January 2019, Amb. Ade Padmo of CPR Indonesia in 22nd January 2019, Amb. Stephen Quick of CPR Singapore in 24th January 2019.

Ms. Elaiene Tan, the Director of ASEAN Foundation also suggested ADF focusing to implement one priority of the masterplan’s key action points. That way, it is easier, feasible, and achievable instead of putting the efforts to implement all action points. CPR Singapore gave similar advice to engage with ASEAN Women Circle and CPR in ADF signature activities. But, ADF should start mapping out and reach connection to the philanthropic communities and entrepreneurs.  

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