16th IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference Bangkok, Thailand
LOCATION : Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada, Bangkok, Thailand
DATE: 14 November 2019
TIME : 15.30 – 17.00
PLENARY SESION: “FLIPPING THE SDGS CONVERSATION”
Instead of asking ‘what are the SDGs?’, let us ask ‘what makes the life of disadvantaged people better?’. How volunteering can contribute to sustainable development, and what is happening in the region?’.
The plenary we will share and discuss from different angles how we can encourage and provide accessibility to people from all walks of life to engage in volunteerism. Also, what does ‘leave no-one behind’ mean for volunteering today? How is volunteering reaching into the lives of the poorest people? (* SDGs is UN’s Sustainable Development Goals).
• ADRIENNE PICONE, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering Australia
• PROFESSOR VIRASAKDI CHONGSUVIVATWONG Executive Director, Institute of Research and Development for Health of Southern Thailand
• MANON BERNIER, Regional Portfolio Manager, Asia and the Pacific for the United Nations Volunteer program (UNV)
• Q&A Session
Moderator: RENAUD MEYER, UNDP Resident Representative to Thailand
Master of ceremonies: SAM JOHNSON