The summit is organized in a COVID-19 pandemic period but we consider everyone’s health and safety as important. Although we are convening delegates from across Thailand, we will be observing or practicing rules of COVID-19 prevention and safety standards as recommended by WHO and Thai Government.
THE “HYBRID” PLATFORM
In this COVID-19 era, it is all the more essential to keep ourselves informed and adopt to new means of communications to maintain consistent coordination. Regular communications and engagement through personal or face-to-face meeting may not be the appropriate means to share and learn new information. This does not mean, however, that coordination will decrease or stop.
In this challenging time where physical gathering is restricted, we must use available ICT platforms to maintain communications and ensure that learning is continuing. Through an independent online streaming platform, virtual conferencing is made possible. RRRAP Con 2020 is adopting both offline and online platforms, and create a hybrid of face-to-face and virtual approach in conferencing.
APCOM, in partnership with SoldOutt, creates a ‘hybrid’ platform which will increase the accessibility of and participation in the sessions, as even those who have travel limitations can virtually participate and have their voices heard.
The daily sessions, in the forms of plenaries, workshops, presentations, etc., will feature speakers who are respected community and civil society leaders, policy makers, HIV scientists and researchers and policy makers to address diverse issues on the Region’s response to HIV, human rights, diversity and inclusion, and COVID-19 pandemic.
SESSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
APCOM Community Summit 2020 would not be possible without the vision, collaboration and trust of the following sponsors and partners: