RRRAP Summit Agenda

By October 18, 2017 Advocacy, Newsroom, Regional

BANGKOK, October 18, 2017: The preliminary agenda for the upcoming RRRAP Summit in Bangkok has been released, with the programme promising an engaging mix of key topics and themes affecting the Asia Pacific response to HIV, and the health and rights of vulnerable communities across the region.

Standing for Rights, Resources and Resilience: Asia Pacific, the RRRAP Summit is a five-day event taking place at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel from 13 – 17 November. It includes the three-day summit followed by two days of community seminars and strategic planning. The summit will also be preceded by the HERO Awards, a special fundraising gala honouring heroes of the Asia Pacific working tirelessly to tackle HIV/AIDS and advance the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Up to 300 HIV and community health and rights advocates from across Asia and the Pacific will attend the event which aims to help them recalibrate their strategies to tackle the region’s HIV epidemic, stigma and discrimination especially in relation to sexual and gender minorities. The RRRAP Summit is an initiative of APCOM, a leading regional HIV and LGBT community network which this year is marking ten years of service to the communities it works with across Asia and the Pacific.

APCOM Regional Advisory Group Chair Dédé Oetomo says the five-day agenda covers a broad range of issues that are critical to addressing the escalating HIV epidemic among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender people. “The three cross-cutting themes of the summit – rights, resources and resilience – form a valuable lens through which to view the challenges and opportunities which we need to address if we’re going to meet the UNAIDS target of ending HIV in our region by 2030, and also the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals of leaving no one behind,” Mr Oetomo says.

“With the support of various governments, development agencies, community organisations and event partners, we’ve curated an engaging program of over 40 sessions, workshops and forums that will foster tough but valuable discussions which will ultimately contribute to a comprehensive regional plan to help deliver a more effective response to the needs and priorities identified by the summit’s participants.”

APCOM Executive Director Midnight Poonkasetwattana says the agenda covers some diverse territory. “Countering the rise of conservative social and political forces in the region is a major theme, as is developing new and innovative funding models to address the shifting international aid agenda. Of course there’s a broad focus on health issues related to HIV, MSM and transgender people, but there are also sessions dedicated to more specific issues such as drug use, sex work, young people, mental health and ageing.

“We’ll also be presenting three comprehensive workshops focusing on research, advocacy and fundraising, and we’ll have a full day of regional and sub-regional caucuses to map out a new strategic plan that will help guide the work of APCOM and our partners in the years ahead. In terms of speakers and presenters, we’ll be releasing details closer to the event.”

 

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 08.30 – 09.00

Registration


 09.00 – 09.30

Welcome to participants and Opening Remarks


 09.30 – 11.00

Opening Plenary

Getting It Rights: The Realpolitik of HIV and SOGIE Advocacy

Using a framework of rights based around sexuality and gender identity is vital to advocating for the health and wellbeing of our communities. But does a rights-based approach always provide the most effective means to that end? What approaches are working in the region? What approaches aren’t working? And is it useful to reframe some of the issues our communities face so we can increase engagement and support from relevant authorities?

 

Speaker:

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, International Human Rights Expert, Former UN Special Rapporteur

Hon. Michael Kirby, Former Aus. High Court judge and UN Human Rights Council Commissioner

Hon. Prasada Rao Jvr, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS for the Asia Pacific Region and former Health Secretary of India

Anastacio Marasigan, Executive Director, TLF Share

Phelim Kine, Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch

Co-chairs: Scott McGill, ASHM & Midnight Poonkesetwattana, APCOM


 11.00 – 11.30

Morning Break


 11.30 – 13.00

Session 1

Paper To Practice? A Closer Look At SDGs, Political Declaration And UN Corporate Standards In Advocating For HIV And LGBTIQ Rights

While there has been limited success in relation to LGBTIQ rights in Asia and the Pacific, cultural and political conservatism remains a huge obstacle for HIV and LGBTIQ advocacy in the region. Is law reform the only way? Can the language of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Political Declaration (PD) and other international precedents serve as a tool to bolster human rights reform and progress in the region?

Speaker: 

Kathryn Johnson, UNDP

Alexandra Johns, Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Niluka Perera, Youth Voices Count

Inad Rendon, APCOM

Sara Hall, Stonewall UK

Chair: Aries Valeriano, UNAIDS & Min Fuh Teh, APCOM

 

Session 2

Can Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Sustain And Improve Health Outcomes?

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) systems are generally designed to provide citizens with the basic human right of access to essential healthcare. However our communities are routinely denied access to this vital safety net for a range of cultural, political and economic reasons. How can we concretize civil society advocacy in the Asia Pacific region to maximize access to HIV testing, treatment and care for our communities?

Speaker:

Hon. Prasada Rao Jvr, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS for Asia Pacific and former Health Secretary of India

Dr Miel Nora Filomeno, Save the Children Philippines

Dr Tia Phalla, National AIDS Authority, Cambodia

Nicole Delaney, The Global Fund

Chair: Shankar Silmula, VHS India

 

Session 3

Health Rights-Related Research And Advocacy Focused On MSM And HIV

Session co-facilitated by Human Rights Watch

Speaker: 

Phelim Kine, Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch

 

Session 4

A Closer Look At The Recognition Of Gender Diversity In Thailand

Session facilitated by Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice, Thailand

While there has been limited success in relation to SOGIE rights in Asia Pacific region, the question arises as to whether international human rights law is sufficient to bring about the necessary policy and legal changes and how the intentions and policies underlying those laws have been translated into practice.

Speaker:

Prof. Vitit Muntarphorn, International Human Rights Expert, Former UN Special Rapporteur

Representative of MSDHS, Ministry of Justice

Representative of UNDP Thailand


 13.00 – 14.00

Lunch


 13.00 – 14.00

Side Event 1

Youth Forces – Building Teamwork And Community Mobilisation

An hour of team building, partnerships and games hosted by the Vietnam Young Key Population!

Speaker: 

Vu Tran Dung, Vietnam Young Key Population


 14.00 – 15.30

Session 5

“It’s My Culture And I’ll Deny If I Want To”: Conservatism, Human Rights and LGBTIQ Law Reform

Factors such as globalisation and digital communications are supposed to be breaking down cultural and social barriers. Then why in the 21st century are LGBTIQ people across Asia and the Pacific still struggling for some of the most basic human rights? Is the language and the law of international human rights sufficient to bring about the policy and legal change our communities need? And is it really just an issue of religion vs gays, Asian culture vs LGBTIQ rights? What broader agendas are behind these discourses, and how can we better understand them in order to move LGBTIQ rights ahead?

Speaker:

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn, International Human Rights Expert, Former UN Special Rapporteur

Hon. Michael Kirby, Former Aus. High Court judge and UN Human Rights Council Commissioner

Prof. Douglas Sanders, Mahidol University

Dédé Oetomo, GAYa NUSANTARA, APCOM

Zainab Javid Patel, UNDP

Itsada Ketsuwan, Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR)

Co-Chair: Min Fuh Teh, APCOM

Co-chair: Isikeli Vulavou, APCOM

 

Session 6

PrEP By Step: Developments In PrEP Implementation In Asia              

Framing access to PrEP as a health rights issue is one approach to getting government backing for national rollouts of the treatment. What other steps are being taken by countries in the region to implement PrEP in their national HIV strategies? What are some of the successes and challenges encountered by advocates in our region in their efforts to make PrEP an accessible and affordable HIV prevention option?

Speaker:

Dr Donn Colby, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre

Nicolas Parkhill, ACON

Ioannis Mameletzis, World Health Organisation

Brent Allan, Australian Society of HIV Medicine / International Council of AIDS Service Organisations

Dr Heather Marie Schmidt, APCOM / NSW Ministry of Health

Safir Soeparna, APCOM

Tareerat Chemnasiri, Thailand MOPH – US CDC Collaboration

Chair: Rapeepun Jommaroeng, Rainbow Sky Association

 

Session 7

When Communities Join Forces: Best Practices On HIV And Rights-Related Community Systems Strengthening Interventions For Key Populations (MSM And Transgender People) In The ISEAN Region

Session co-facilitated by ISEAN

Speaker:

Meilandi Panca, GWL-INA Indonesia

Adi Nugroho, GWL-INA Indonesia

Raymond Tai, PT Foundation

The Love Yourself, Philippines

CODIVA, Timor Leste

Chair: Ronivin Pagtakhan, ISEAN Chair


 15.30 – 15.45

Afternoon Break


 15.45 – 17.30

Session 8

The Uncivil Society: Of Privilege, Exclusion And The Work Of Social Justice For All

As advocates for our communities, we fight stigma, discrimination and exclusion wherever we see it. But what happens when it comes from within our communities? Beyond the external advocacy to change laws and social attitudes, what is the internal work we need to do to fully engage? What are the unspoken divisions drawn by race, sex, gender and HIV positive status? Where is the B in the LGBTIQ? What privileges are vested upon certain groups, sometimes to the exclusion of others? This session will explore prickly questions on racism (“colorism”), HIV+ stigma, sexism, body image and other ‘isms’ in a bid perhaps to reimagine a better world, and to work constructively towards social justice for all.

Speaker:

John Raspado, The Love Yourself / Mr Gay World 2017

Rima Athar, Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)

Harry Probowo, APN+

Cianán B. Russell, APTN

Prempreeda Pramoj Na Ayutthaya, researcher on bisexuality

Co-Chair: Min Fuh Teh, APCOM

Co-chair: Isikeli Vulavou, APCOM

 

Session 9

HIV Self-Testing: Scaling Up The First 90

Finger prick HIV tests in the comfort of your own home: it’s the ultimate digital selfie…and it’s set to change the face of HIV testing. What is HIV self-testing? How is it practiced? What are the current and future contexts of HIV self-testing in Asia and the Pacific? And how do we address the regulatory, funding, access and user issues to ensure self-testing becomes widely available in the region?

Speaker:

Ioannis Mameletzis, World Health Organisation

Doan Anh Tung, Lighthouse Enterprise, Vietnam

Niluka Perera, Youth Voices Count

Gillio Baxter, VPRID

Co-Chair: Dr Heather Marie Schmidt, APCOM

Co-Chair: Dr.Donn Colby, APCOM

 

Session 10

How Stigma And Discrimination In Health-Care Settings Can Be Addressed By Community

Session co-facilitated by KHANA

HIV-related stigma and discrimination continue to occur in all national settings although manifesting differently and in varying degrees. This session puts focus on the stigma and discrimination experienced by key populations in health-care settings and how relevant programs can address these issues.

Speaker:

Choub Sok Chamreun, KHANA, Cambodia

Dr Zinita Muthalib, PUSKESMAS Senen, Indonesia

Dr Nittaya Phanupak, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

Brent Allan, Australian Society of HIV Medicine / International Council of AIDS Service Organisations

Edmund Settle, UNDP, Thailand

Chair: Chanthorn Phorng, KHANA, Cambodia


 17.15 – 18.15

Transgender Advocacy

Find out about some of the best practices that Trans led organizations use for advocacy.

Speaker:

Moon Ali, Khawaja Sira Society


 18.00

Reception

 

 

 8.30 – 9.00

Registration


 09.00 – 11.00

Plenary

Think Bank: Creative Solutions For Sustainable Resourcing

The financing landscape in Asia and the Pacific in relation to HIV and community health programmes is rapidly evolving, with many international agencies reevaluating the level of their commitment. Therefore, to reach our long-term goals of ending HIV and fostering more inclusive societies, it’s critical to develop new and sustainable approaches to mobilizing resources for our programmes, services and advocacy. How can we think outside the traditional money box? What and where are the new opportunities? And how can we better leverage existing partnerships?

Speaker:

H.E. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Former President of Fiji and UNAIDS Ambassador for the Pacific

Ulrich Zachau, Country Director for Southeast Asia Country Management Unit, World Bank

Ruben Del Prado, UNAIDS Country Director and Representative to Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh

Jenny Butler, UNFPA Deputy Regional Director Asia Pacific

Co-chairs: Darryl O’Donnell, AFAO & Ryan Figueiredo, APCOM


 11.00 – 11.30

Morning Break


 11.30 – 13.00

Session 1 

Sounding The Sustainability Alarm: Financing Key Populations In The Region 

As several countries in the region approach middle income status and transition out of international donor support, their HIV responses are facing a critical issue of sustainability, especially continued investment in programs for the most affected key populations. First of a two-part session organised through the SHIFT program, this session will explore the basis of HIV financing for key populations, issues on sustainability and allocative efficiency, and profile opportunities and challenges in the countries that are approaching transition.

Speaker:

Joselyn Pang, Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Sutayut Osornprasop, World Bank

Slamet Raharjo, Indonesia AIDS Coalition (IAC)

Anu Karunanithy, Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC)

Rapeepun ‘Ohm’ Jommaroeng, Thai National AIDS Foundation (TNAF)

Taoufik Bakkali, UNAIDS

Co-Chair: Min Fuh Teh, APCOM

Co-Chair: Dr.Donn Colby, APCOM

 

Session 2

On the Move: The Impact Of Mobility On The Regional HIV Response And Services For LGBTI+ Persons

MSM and transgender people across Asia and the Pacific are increasingly travelling to other countries in the region to access HIV services and treatments. A high number of key affected communities are also impacted by man-made and natural disasters. What are the implications of this for data collection, case management and the allocation of resources by national governments and international agencies? And how do we deal with the black market this is creating for services and treatments?

Speaker:

Matthew Kussen, IPPF humanitarian

Patrick Duigan, International Organisation for Migration

Chair: Ryan Figueiredo, APCOM

 

Session 3

Politicizing Adolescents: Young Key Populations’ Engagements To End AIDS By 2030

Co-facilitated with IATT, YVC and UNICEF

Speaker:

Doan Thanh Tung, Lighthouse, Vietnam

Anaya Sheik, Khwaja Sira Society

Gaj Gurung, YouthLEAD

Gloria Lai, International Drug Policy Consortium

Gautam Yadav, Youth Voices Count

Chair: Niluka Perera, Youth Voices Count


 13.00 – 14.00

Lunch


 13.00 – 14.00

Side Event 1

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Shadow Report 2-17 And Ending Violence And Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity

Speaker:

Syed Raza Haider Tirmizi, Dostana Male Health Society

Muhammad Usman Malik, Dareecha Male Health Society


 14.00 – 15.30

Session 4

Men, Sex And Meth: Understanding The Trend Of Drug Use Among MSM

The use of illicit drugs such as methamphetamines among MSM in many places across Asia is increasing, some say at an alarming rate. What’s behind this trend and how does drug use impact on the health of MSM, especially in relation to HIV? In a region where many countries demonize drug users, how do we secure resources to address drug use among MSM?

Speaker:

Dr Donn Colby, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre

Dr Asti Widihastuti, Atma Jaya University, Indonesia

Gloria Lai, International Drug Policy Consortium, Thailand

Harry Prawobo, APN+

Safir Soeparna, APCOM

Sih-Cheng (Sean) Du, Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

Chair: Rajiv Kafle, ANPUD

 

Session 5

Are Male Sex Workers Overlooked?

Good data collection and effective outreach have been crucial to addressing HIV among sex workers across the region. But are male sex workers the poor cousins when it comes to research and support programs? What are the data gaps? And how do we improve access for male sex workers to tools like PrEP and self-testing?

Speaker:

Steve Mallock, APNSW

Adi Nugroho, GWL-INA, Indonesia

Kyaw Min Htun, Myanmar Youth Stars

Vieng Souriyo, Lao Positive Health Association

Chair: Chanthorn Phorng, KHANA, Cambodia

 

Session 6

Show Me The Money!

Session co-facilitated by Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO).

An interactive and enlightening session reflecting on the realities, challenges, opportunities and experiences of communities on the ground. Participants will gain an understanding of how budgets are allocated and the importance of community groups to be sensitized and advocate effectively for funding in an era of rapidly reduced funding for civil society.

Speaker:

Slamet Raharjo, Indonesia AIDS Coalition (IAC)

Anu Karunanithy, Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC)

Rapeepun ‘Ohm’ Jommaroeng, Thai National AIDS Foundation (TNAF)

Co-Chairs: Joselyn Pang, AFAO & Greg Gray, AFAO


 15.30 – 15.45

Afternoon Break


 15.45 – 17.30

Session 7

Speaking the XXX Language: Utilising ICT and Storytelling for Effective HIV Intervention

The partners of the various TestXXX HIV testing campaigns across the region have designed and produced videos that are built on a storyline that decodes the culture of young MSM in their cities and, at the same time, encourages them to get tested for HIV. Their experience in creating these stories will provide valuable insights to inspire other community advocates on using a “resource” that’s beyond the conventional campaigning strategy.

Speaker:

Apiwit Tibumrung, TestBKK, APCOM

Lord Art Lomarda, TestMNL, The Love Yourself, Philippines

Derek Chung, TestHKG, AIDS Concern, Hong Kong

Co-Chair: Safir Soeparna, APCOM

Co-Chair: Nick Parkhill, APCOM

 

Session 8

Side Hustling: Can Social and Sexual Currency Help Fund CBOs?

As people, we cash in our social and sexual currency all the time. However, does it work for organisations? In this session, find out how CBOs can exploit their knowledge, skills and networks to develop commercial opportunities that can raise money for their core business. Does a ‘sexy sell’ help or hinder fundraising? What are the upsides and downsides of getting into bed with corporate partners?

Speaker:

Doan Anh Tung, Lighthouse Enterprise, Vietnam

Le Thanh / Ngoc Anh Nguyen, G-Link, Vietnam

Wangda Dorji, Lhak-Sam, Bhutan

Agabe Tuinukuafe, Tonga Leitis Association

John Raspado, The Love Yourself / Mr. Gay World

Chair: Ali Ashgar, Parwaz, Pakistan

 

Session 9

Passage To Meaningful Engagement: Improving The Understanding Of The Opportunities And Challenges For Community Engagement In The Global Fund Processes

Consultation co-facilitated by APCASO

How has the MSM and transgender community engaged during the last Global Fund funding processes in the countries? What are the available mechanisms to assist them for meaningful engagement? This session explores the successes and barriers to the engagements of MSM and transgender community during the Global Fund funding request development processes.

Speaker:

Ed Ngoksin, Global Fund – Community, Rights and Gender Department

Eric Fleutelot, 5% Initiative

Johnny Tohme, MSMGF

Ryan Figueiredo, APCOM

Chair: Jennifer Ho, APCASO


 17.15 – 18.15

TestBKK Screening Room

A screening of the first season of GAYOK Bangkok, Thailand’s most viral gay webseries with HIV messaging.

Speaker:

Apiwit Tibamrung , APCOM


 18.00

Community Event

 

 

 8.30 – 9.00

Registration


 09.00 – 11.00

Plenary

Evolution to Revolution: Merging Movements Towards Broader Social Justice And Change

The social justice movement in Asia and the Pacific has strengthened greatly over the last 10 years, no doubt in response to and in spite of rising political conservatism. How can we harness this broad momentum and channel its power into our own cause? Can we as individuals and communities find synergies with other social justice movements – both secular and religious – and work together to deliver a better future for all? How would this affect activities such as research, advocacy and resourcing? And would this approach deliver a more resilient or a more impotent civil society?

Speaker:

Rima Athar, CSBR

Taoufik Bakkali, UNAIDS Datahub

Khartini Slamah, APNSW

Rajiv Kafle, ANPUD

Co-Chairs:

Paul Jansen, APCOM & Shale Ahmed, Bandhu Welfare Society


 11.00 – 11.30

Morning Break


 11.30 – 13.00

Session 1 

Infomagic: The Power Of Data

Research and strategic information (RSI) is essential for making smart investments in health care as well as addressing laws and policies that stigmatize and marginalize our communities. This session will explore how RSI can be used to deliver better health outcomes for our communities, the importance of data on national health policy, and how CBOs can create effective partnerships with academic institutions.

Speaker:

Shirley Mark Prahbu, UNICEF

Rapeepun Jommaroeng, Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand

Kyaw Min Htun, Myanmar Youth Stars

Vieng Souriyo, Lao Positive Health Association

Chair: Shankar Silmula, VHS India

 

Session 2

Heart Of Compassion: Faith, Sexuality And Building Bridges Of Hope In Between

Session co-facilitated by INERELA+

In our everyday news cycle, stories of religious persecution of LGBTIQ people, whether it is Syria or Aceh, or the continued affront against same sex marriage on religious grounds, dominate our discourses when we talk about religion and sexuality. This dualistic viewpoint however, misrepresents, and makes invisible the many communities of faith who not only accept, but celebrate the humanity of LGBTIQ peoples with compassion and action. Within this are also individuals who are both religious as well as LGBTIQ. What is their story? What are the spaces of resilience that we oftentimes forget in this world dominated by news cycles and click baits? This session aims to explore the spaces of hope within these intersectional lived experiences, as well as the work that is being done to build bridges between faith, LGBTIQ and HIV.

Speaker

Reverend JP Heath-Mokgethi, INERELA+

Dr Asavari Herwadkar, INERELA+

Padi Edoi, INERELA+

Swami Advayananda Sarasvati, INERELA+

Dédé Oetomo, APCOM

Chair: Min Fuh Teh, APCOM

 

Session 3

The Pot Of Old At The End Of The Rainbow: SOGIE, HIV and Ageing

Ageing presents a range of health issues, especially for SOGIE people and people living with HIV. How can we help deliver the treatment and services that our HIV-positive elders need now and into the future? How do we help create support networks for older SOGIE people without families? How do we provide more effective social security, Insurance, and housing?

Speakers TBC

Chair: Brent Allan, Australian Society of HIV Medicine / International Council of AIDS Service Organisations

 

Session 4

LGBT+ Indexes And Awards: A Catalyst For Change

LGBT+ rights are gaining greater attention globally and it is increasingly being recognized that companies and the business sector have an important role to play. In 2015, Community Business, a leading non-profit organization based in Hong Kong, launched Asia’s first Index for LGBT+ workplace inclusion. The positive impact of the Index for LGBT+ has been gratifying and motivating the work of Community Business. This session shares this experience with other organisations in the region with a view to leading, inspiring and supporting other markets to adopt a similar approach.

Speaker:

Florence Chan, Community Business, Hong Kong

Andrew Chidgey, AIDS Concern, Hong Kong

Chair: Ryan Figueiredo, APCOM


 13.00 – 14.00

Lunch


 13.00 – 14.00

Side Event 

Upscaling Access To HIV Services Among Internet-Using MTH In India Using Social Media

Speaker

Murugesan Sivasubramanian, The Humsafar Trust
Yashwinder Singh,
The Humsafar Trust


 14.00 – 15.30

Session 5

Leadership On The Line: Investing In The Next Generation

With a “hot seat” format – this session features a Q&A with panelists to reflect on the central question of resilience –  what it takes to sustain a next generation of leaders? Bringing together youth and the pioneers of our field in an intimate conversation, this session seeks to ask these questions: Are we developing effective leaders from our younger generation? Do current leaders know, go and show the way? And what really is ‘leadership’?

Speaker:

Niluka Perera, Youth Voices Count
Anu Karunanithy, MAC

Gaj Gurung, Youth Lead

Martin Choo, KLASS

Aries Valeriano, UNAIDS

Muhammad Usman, Dareecha Male Health Society

Dédé Oetomo, GAYa NUSANTARA & APCOM

Co-Chair: Min Fuh Teh, APCOM

Co-Chair: Andrew Chidgey, APCOM

 

Session 6

Mind Does Matter: HIV, SOGIE and Mental Health

Mental health is a vital part of addressing health outcomes for our communities but it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. What are the mental health issues for our communities and how does mental health contribute to overall wellbeing? How do we prevent mental health issues? Is counseling sufficient or do we need to advocate for other approaches? And how do we get HIV service providers to include mental health in their programmes?

Speaker:

Brent Allan, Australian Society of HIV Medicine / International Council of AIDS Service Organisations

Ioannis Mameletzis, World Health Organisation

Moon Ali, Khawaja Sira Society

Yashwinder Singh, Humsafar Trust

Raza Raider, Dostana Male Health Society

Chair: Paul Jansen, APCOM

 

Session 7

Prevention Package And Testing For Key Populations In The Pacific

Session co-facilitated by Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network

STI and HIV services for key populations in the Pacific remain largely inadequate. MSM, transgender and sex workers are most vulnerable and have limited access to preventive and diagnostic services. How can the Pacific region reanimate the services to reach more key populations?

Speaker:

Representatives from:

Tonga Leitis Association

SFA

Rainbow Pride Foundation

VPride Foundation

Chuuk Women Council

APCOM

UNDP Thailand

Co-Chairs: Isikeli Vulavou / Joey Joleen Mataele, PSGDN

 

Session 8

Gender Is Not An Illness: A Discussion And Development Of Focused Campaigns On Depathologisation Of Trans Identities

Session co-facilitated by Asia Pacific Transgender Network

In most countries around the world – and nearly all in Asia and the Pacific – trans people are required to receive a mental disorder diagnosis to access gender-affirming healthcare and legal gender recognition. This workshop tackles a discussion of what it means and feels like to be considered “sick” or “disordered” for simply being yourself and the development of campaigns to impact change in perception of trans people as disordered.

Speaker:

Marli Gutierrez-Patterson, APTN

Note Taesombat, Thai Transgender Alliance

Co-Chairs: Joe Wong, APTN & Cianán B. Russell, APTN


 15.30 – 15.45

Afternoon Break


 15.45 – 17.30

Closing Plenary

We Are Not What Happened To Us, We Are Who We Choose To Become: Mobilizing Ourselves Towards An HIV Free and Inclusive Future

Through the lens of rights, resources and resilience, how do we navigate the way forward to 2030 and the fulfillment of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? How do we strengthen the planning and partnerships needed to address the issues highlighted over the last three days? Includes rapporteur summaries and closing remarks.

Speaker:

Paul Causey, MSM-Asia

Raymond Tai, PT Foundation, Malaysia

Isikeli Voulavu, PSDGN

Ruben Del Prado, UNAIDS Country Director, Nepal

 

 

 8.30 – 9.00

Registration


 09.00 – 11.00

Plenary

Lateral Thinking: Innovation and Cross-Sectoral Partnerships

In our rapidly changing world, financial, political and logistical pressures are building across our service, advocacy and research fronts. Now more than ever we need to stay ahead of the game and it’s vital that we embrace creativity and new ways of thinking to address the issues facing our communities. How do we ensure that as individuals and organisations we remain open to innovation in HIV treatments, education and service delivery? What digital technologies should we be working with now and preparing for in the future? How can we work with our existing community partners more effectively? And how do we identify new partnership opportunities in other community sectors?

Speaker:

Dr Roy Chan, Action for AIDS Singapore

Ronnivin Pagtakhan, The Love Yourself, Philippines

Brent Allan, Australian Society of HIV Medicine / International Council of AIDS Service Organisations

Co-Chairs:

Adi Nugroho, GWL-INA, Indonesia

Murugesan Sivasubramanian, Humsafar Trust, India

 

 

Workshop 1/1

Resources 101: Crowd Funding and Business Sector Engagement

Speaker:

Facilitated by: APCOM, Tech Soup and Stonewall UK


 11.00 – 11.30

Morning Break


 11.30 – 13.00

Workshop 1/2 

Resources 101: Crowd Funding and Business Sector Engagement

Facilitated by: APCOM, Tech Soup and Stonewall UK

 

Workshop 2/1

Science And Community In The Response To HIV, STI And Co-Infections In Asia And The Pacific

Facilitated by: International AIDS Society and APCOM

 

Workshop 3/1

Learning And Innovation: Building A Case On SOGIE And Human Rights For Country-Level Responses

Facilitated by: APCOM, ISEAN

 

Workshop 4

Managing For Results And Community Life Competence

Facilitated by: Ruben del Prado, UNAIDS Country Director and Representative to Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh


 13.00 – 14.00

Lunch


 14.00 – 15.30

Workshop 1/3

Resources 101: Crowd Funding and Business Sector Engagement

Facilitated by: APCOM, Tech Soup and Stonewall UK

 

Workshop 2/2

Science And Community In The Response To HIV, STI And Co-Infections In Asia And The Pacific

Facilitated by: International AIDS Society and APCOM

 

Workshop 3/2

Learning And Innovation: Building A Case On SOGIE And Human Rights For Country-Level Responses

Facilitated by: APCOM, ISEAN

 

Workshop 5

Rainbow Funding Challenge

Facilitated by: Community Business, Hong Kong


 15.30 – 15.45

Afternoon Break


 15.45 – 17.30

Workshop 1/4

Resources 101: Crowd Funding and Business Sector Engagement

Facilitated by: APCOM, Tech Soup and Stonewall UK

 

Workshop 2/3

Science And Community In The Response To HIV, STI And Co-Infections In Asia And The Pacific

Facilitated by: International AIDS Society and APCOM

 

Workshop 3/3

Learning And Innovation: Building A Case On SOGIE And Human Rights For Country-Level Responses

Facilitated by: APCOM, ISEAN

 

 

 

 8.30 – 9.00

Registration


 09.00 – 11.00

Plenary

Walk The Talk: Turning Dialogue Into Action

The HIV and SOGIE health/rights sector features a circuit of conferences, forums and special events. What makes these dialogues useful? Do we need a little less conversation and a little more action? How can we ensure that events like RRRAP are worthwhile and impactful?

Speaker:

Paul Jansen, APCOM

Ryan Figueiredo, APCOM


 11.00 – 11.30

Morning Break


 11.30 – 13.00

Sub-Regional Caucuses

Delegates from four sub regions – South Asia, Greater Mekong, South East Asia and the Pacific – will convene as four groups to discuss the key issues affecting their countries and sub-regions and how these issues can be addressed through regional programmes and advocacy.

Facilitated by APCOM

 

South East Asia – Inad Rendon, APCOM

South Asia – Selvan, APCOM

Greater Mekong – Arie Mihari, APCOM

Pacific – Dr Heather-Marie Schmitt, APCOM

Developed Asia – Min Fuh Teh, APCOM

 


 13.00 – 14.00

Lunch


 14.00 – 15.30

Community Forum and Strategic Planning                               

All delegates will convene to explore how the issues highlighted throughout the RRRAP summit can be addressed through the development of the APCOM 2018 – 23 Strategic Plan.

Facilitated by APCOM

Paul Jansen, APCOM

Ryan Figueiredo, APCOM


 15.30 – 16.00

Afternoon Break


 16.00 – 17.30

Community Forum and Strategic Planning                               

All delegates will convene to explore how the issues highlighted throughout the RRRAP summit can be addressed through the development of the APCOM 2018 – 23 Strategic Plan.

Facilitated by APCOM

Paul Jansen, APCOM

Ryan Figueiredo, APCOM

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