APCOM Community Summit 2022 Agenda

By November 22, 2022 Advocacy, Newsroom, Regional

Check out the Programme Overview and Session Description Details for more information about the sessions

DAY 1 | 23 November 2022, Wednesday
SessionConnect: Regional Discussions on Diversity and Inclusion in the Private Sector
Time08.30 am to 05.00 pm
RoomThe Netherlands Embassy
 Shuttle bus will be provided from Novotel 20 to Netherlands Embassy and vice versa. This transport service is ONLY for APCOM-supported participants who are not based in Bangkok.

Departure time from Novotel 20 is at 08.00am.
Departure time from The Netherlands Embassy is at 05.30pm.
Bangkok-based participants are advised to proceed directly to The Netherlands Embassy.

08:00 – 09:00Registration/Novotel to Netherlands Embassy 
09:00 – 09:20Opening Remarks 
09:30 – 11:00Panel Discussion 1:  
LGBTQI Situation on Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines and Thailand
Micro Rainbow, Cambodia
Suara Kita, Indonesia
Babaylanes, The Philippines
11:00 – 12:30Panel Discussion 2:  
Thailand experience DE&I in business sectors  
Food Panda
Sea Gate technology  
12:30 – 13:30LUNCH 
13:30 – 15:00Panel Discussion 3:  
Challenges and Ways Forward for Diversity and Inclusion  
Country partner organizations, UNDP
Michael Bäk (Head of Public Policy, Thailand APAC Public Policy  
15.00 – 15.10Opportunities and Ways Forward:
Elton John AIDS Foundation’s New Strategy
Anna MacDonald
Elton John AIDS Foundation  
15:10 – 16:00Identification of Next Steps (Group work)Group Workshop Format:
World Café
16.00 – 16.30Presentation of Word Café OutputsFacilitators

DAY 2 | 24 November 2022, Thursday
SessionGAC Project Steering Committee
Time08.30 to 17.00
RoomEkkamai Meeting Room, 7th Floor, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20

This is an internal meeting for partners of the project supported by GAC.

DAY 2 | Session 2
SessionUtilizing the powerful combination: PrEP, HIVST and ART to fight HIV in Asia-Pacific
Time08.30 to 12.30
RoomBenjasiri 3, 5th Floor, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
08.30 – 09.00Registration 
09.00 – 09.05Welcome
Optimizing the powerful combo
The KP-led organizations and community-led service delivery providers must take back the space in delivering combination HIV prevention to the key population.

– Introduction to APCOM’s HIV Program Portfolio

– How can the participants use the Summit to advocate for community-led services at the country level?  
Midnight Poonkasetwattana
Executive Director APCOM  
09.05 – 09.20HIV Prevention Combination in Asia-Pacific:

– In the context of UNAIDS Global AIDS Strategy
– PrEP CAB-LA, HIVST and ART overview and updates: implementation studies and guidelines
Dr. Heather-Marie Schmidt
Regional PrEP Adviser WHO/UNAIDS-RST  
09.20 – 09.30PrEP CAB-LA, HIVST and ART in program implementation:

– PrEP CAB-LA, Examples and lessons from Pilot project in Thailand – the delivery of community services, and the demand creation
– PrEP CAB-LA, HIVST, and ART vis-a-vis chemsex and risk reduction programs
Dr. Jakkrapatara Boonruang
Institute for HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI)
09.30 – 09.45Q & A / Discussions 
09.45 – 10.15COMMUNITY PANEL

– Sex, Drugs, Gay Men and Risk reduction programme (Community-Based Service Delivery)
– The KRUBB Model: Private Sector (Corporate / Private Services)    
K’Danai Linjongrut Executive Director Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand  
Tono Permana Muhamad
Executive Director YAYASAN KASIH SUWITNO, Indonesia    
Murugesan Sivasubramanian Project Director Humsafar Trust India

K’Arm Akkraset Chawengchinawong
Co-Founder KRUBB Bangkok Thailand    
10.30-10.40Presentation of result from supplemental TA meeting for 4 countries partners.Arm Siripong
10.40- 12.15Activity:
Mapping countries advocacy opportunities in Asia Pacific, in relation to PrEP , PrEP CAB-LA and chemsex:

– challenges, opportunities, what can partners and APCOM do
– Implementation considerations
– for adaptation to country context.
– Information / awareness campaigns
– Community service delivery
– Demand creation
Arm Siripong
12.15 – 12.30Plenary

Report back by group rapporteurs (5 mins each) Followed by Q&A (10 mins)  

DAY 2 | Session 3
SessionIs the ‘person-centered approach’ person-centered?
Time13.30 to 17.30
RoomBenjasiri 3, 5th Floor, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
13.30 – 13.45Group activity:
What is Person-Centered Care Approach?
Arm Siripong,
13.45 – 14.30Is the ‘person-centered care’ person-centered?:

Examples from Asia
Vietnam Example      
Philippines Example    

Doan Thanh Tung
Executive Director
Lighthouse Enterprise
Rod Olete, GPLI
Program Manager
Gabay Sa Pulang Laso, Inc  
14.30 -15.00Discussion:
Translating person-centered approach in service delivery
Rod Olete, GPLI
Gabay Sa Pulang Laso, Inc
15.00 – 15.15Coffee break 
15.15 – 16.30Country Advocacy and Regional Strategy 
16.30 – 17.00Discussion:
Organizational capacity
(Referencing APCOM RapApp Tool)

DAY 2 | Session 4
SessionLGBT Decriminalization in Asia
Time19.00 – 20.30
RoomForeign Correspondents Club Thailand
P Floor, 518/5 Ploen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok (Next to BTS Chit Lom Station)

Participants may take the sky train from BTS Phrom Pong station to BTS Chit Lom Station. Registration is FREE.  
 Event will be Live streamed from the Foreign Correspondents Club Thailand Facebook page
18:30 – 19:00RegistrationAPCOM
19:00 – 19:15Welcome  

Keynote speaker

Professor Emeritus Vitit Muntarbhorn – UN Special Rapporteur; former member of UN Commissions of Inquiry on human rights; former UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (UN IE SOGI).
19:15 – 19:45Panel 1: Decriminalisation in Asia  

According to ILGA World’s 2019 State Sponsored Homophobia Report, around 35% (68) of UN Member States continue to criminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts, and with two out of five of these countries are located in the Asia Pacific region that is punishable by death.     In light of recent successful decriminalisation efforts in India (2018), Bhutan (2021), and efforts to decriminalisation in Sri Lanka and Singapore. It is timely to convene an Asia discussion on the strategies and challenges of decriminalisation. The experiences of human rights defenders, lawyers, political leaders from these jurisdictions can inspire and assist others the Asia Pacific states fighting to realise decriminalisation in their own societies. We will hear from two community leaders from Singapore and Sri Lanka who have challenged this colonial law.  
 SingaporeBryan Choong APCOM Chair  Chair of Oogachaga, Singapore  
Sri LankaRosanna Flamer-Caldera Executive Director Sri Lanka  
19:45 – 20:15Panel 2: Trans and Intersex Recognition in Thailand  

The lack of legal gender recognition in Thailand has a negative impact on transgender and Intesex individuals’ ability to secure their right to be treated with dignity and respect. Thailand’s 2015 Gender Equality Act, the first national legislation in Southeast Asia to specifically protect against discrimination on the grounds of gender expression, specifically prohibits any form of discrimination if someone is “of a different appearance from his/her own sex by birth,” a critical clause for protecting transgender and Intersex people.  
There is currently a draft The Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics Act. B.E. 256x (GEN-ACT) with the transgender and intersex community involvement including specific forums and surveys. We will find out from the community where we are up on this Act.  
Transgender recognitionAtitaya Asa TEAK – trans empowerment member  
 Intersex recognitionNada Chaiyajit Intersex Thailand member
20:15 – 20:25ReflectionsAmbassador Dr. Sarah Taylor Embassy of Canada, Thailand  
20:25 – 20:30Thank you and CloseAPCOM

DAY 3 | 25 November 2022, Friday
SessionGAC Project Steering Committee
Time08.30 to 17.00
RoomEkkamai Meeting Room, 7th Floor, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20

This is an internal meeting for partners of the project supported by GAC.

DAY 3 | Session 5
SessionConvening Community Leadership and USAID/PEPFAR:
Discussions for engagements and priorities for COP/ROP23
Time08.30 to 12.30
RoomBenjasiri 3, 5th Floor, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
 NOTE: This session has a virtual component intended for the PEPFAR Country Offices.
The Zoom Link was separately shared with the PEPFAR OUs.
08.30  – 09.00RegistrationSession Facilitator:
Arm Siripong
09.00 – 09.05(Opening) Breaking the Grounds

This session is groundbreaking. This is the first time that APCOM convenes its KP and Community partners from 10 PEPFAR countries, PEPFAR Asia, USAID RDMA, PEPFAR Country OUs, and CDC. Why is this relevant?How do we maximize this opportunity?  
Midnight Poonkasetwattana Executive Director
09.05 – 09.15Presentation of COP/ROP21 and COP/ROP22 Engagements  Inad Quinones Rendon
HIV Programming and Advocacy
09.15 – 10.00COMMUNITY PANEL 1

How do we assess our engagements last COP/ROP23?

What are the biggest challenges in engaging with the COP22-related discussions?

What are some easy but incremental steps that the community can take for effective engagements in the next COP processes?
Inad Quinones Rendon  

Panelists: TBC

The Pillars of PEPFAR Strategy 2023

What do we know about COP/ROP23 so far?
Cristina Garces PEPFAR Asia
10.20 – 10.30Coffee break 
10.30 – 11.15COMMUNITY PANEL 2

How do we ensure that priorities/needs identified by key populations are included in the COP23?

Recommendations to engagements at Regional Level

Recommendations to engagements at Country Level
Inad Quinones Rendon  

Panelists: TBC
11.15 – 11.45PEPFAR and USAID Responses to Community Panels   DiscussionsFacilitated by APCOM

Also expected to join: PEPFAR Asia USAID-RDMA CDC
11.45 – 12.30Next Steps for effective COP/ROP23 Engagements 

DAY 3 | Session 6
SessionKEYPOP APP: Launching of APCOM’s KeyPop Mobile App
Time13.30 to 17.00
RoomBenjasiri 3, 5th Floor, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20
13.30 – 13.45The Community-Led Audit Tool 
13.45 – 14.30The KEYPOP APP      

14.30 -15.00Discussion 

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