Introducing Our Mission and Vision ActionAid ThailandActionAid Thailand is a part of ActionAid International. It was founded in 2001 with the aimsto giving individuals a voice in the society and the rights to their own livelihood and naturalresources. ActionAid Thailand also focuses on educating poor and marginalized peopleabout their rights, enabling them to better inﬂuence public policies and empower them torepresent their concern.Our Mission and VisionA world without poverty and injustice in which every personenjoys their rights to a life with dignity.We work together with poor and excluded people to endpoverty and injustice.Our Values• Mutual Respect• Equity and justice• Honesty and transparency• Solidarity with poor, powerless and excluded people• Independence from any religious or party political afﬁliation• Courage of conviction• Humility A world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the rights to a life with dignity...
Message from Acting Country We could not achieve all these without the valuable assistance and cooperation of our partners, communities, volunteers, and networks...The year 2011 marks the registration of AA Thailand as a Thai non-governmentalorganization under the name of ActionAid International (Thailand) Foundation(AAIT). AAIT is an afﬁliate member of ActionAid International (AAI) with its nationalboard members.Although it was a transition year for AAIT, the real work has already begun. AEuropean Union funded program has started in the three southern provinces tostrengthen the capacity of the local NGOs and CBOs, and the communities. Theproject aims to bring all stakeholders closer together to achieve more cohesiveresults. We have managed to secure the funding for and started the Waste toEnergy for Economic Development and Environment Health Project in Chiang Rai,northern Thailand. The purpose of the project is to reduce deforestation and GHCemissions and simultaneously provide a cost effective and income generating fuelsource. Funding for the project came from Energy and Environmental ProjectMekong – EEP Mekong.We have continued to reshape and strengthen our regular programs on Education,Women’s Rights, Urban Poor, and Emergency Response. Through Human Rightsbased approach, AAIT have built capacity and empowered marginalized women,landless women, small-holder women farmers, and the women leaders in the ruraland urban areas with whom AAIT has worked. In addition, marginalized children,parents, and local teachers have beneﬁted from the Education program in theNorth, South, and Central Thailand. Teachers are trained on the issue of Rights inSchool, to ensure that the rights of the children and teachers are promoted andimplemented. During the emergency period, when ﬂoods disaster affected onethird of Thailand, AAIT has moved immediately to help the victims. Despite thelimited resources and past experience, we have managed to reach more than10,000 victims with relief packages. Our rehabilitation work to help those affectedcommunities will continue well into 2012, through our Disaster Reduction andRecovery Preparedness program. We aim to help build resilience of communitiesso that they are capable of dealing more effectively with similar calamities in thefuture.
We have put together a strong team of professionals in 2011 and begun capacity buildingexercises through ActionAid International. The design and implementation of systems forhuman resources and organizational development that started in 2011 will continue toproduce tangible outcomes in 2012. In terms of fundraising, we have managed to secureinvestment from AAI for face-to-face fundraising activity and the high-value fundraisingstaff salary and associated costs. The year of 2012 will mark the systematic testing offundraising in the Thai market.We could not have achieved all these without the valuable assistance and cooperation ofour partners, communities, volunteers, and networks. However, special commendationmust go to our dedicated and industrious team. They have selﬂessly worked under tryingcircumstances and stood on the side of the community to ensure that AAIT stays loyal toits values and its vision. Roatchana (Nui) Sungthong Acting Country Manager ActionAid Thailand
Thailand 2011’s ContextSocial and Political ContextThe dispute tearing apart Thai society is from income inequality andexposing class divisions that have unsustainable economic growthemerged from the rising industrialization continues to generate anxiety forwithin the country and the increasing political instability.gap between the rich and the poor.Resentment among the rural poor Traditionally the Thai society is coherentsolidiﬁed, as they felt excluded from the and strongly united. The recent changesrapid economic growth of the 1980s and in the politics have created a deepearly 1990s, which had transformed division among the Thai people. ThisBangkok into a capital city of mega division is not just political or party-proportions. Therefore, while the urban based, it effects the whole social valuemiddle classes have clearly beneﬁted concept and structure. This is afrom trade and globalization, the rural challenge for the country and a threat topoor have seen the agricultural sector the implementation of any povertycollapse in the face of competition from eradication activity in Thailand. On theChina and other countries, especially in other side, the social and moralthe rise of bilateral and regional FTAs. governance of the society and peopleAlthough the national election and has been changing. There is a growingsubsequent decisive victory of Pheu apprehension among many corners ofThai party in July 2011 gave some hope the society about the effectiveness andof tranquility to the political scene, the validity of the current system ofpolitical conﬂict which deeply divides the governance, which, in turn, is makingurban elites and rural poor stemming the society more vulnerable.Economic ContextThailand’s income categorization has (PPP), making it the 24th largestbeen upgraded by the World Bank from economy in the world. Thailandsa lower middle-income country to an recovery from the 1997–1998 Asianupper middle-income economy in 2011. ﬁnancial crisis depended mainly onThe economy of Thailand is heavily exports, among various other factors.export-dependent, with exports Thailand ranks high among the worldsaccounting for more than two thirds of automotive export industries along withgross domestic product (GDP). manufacturing of electronic goods. Tourism revenues are on the rise andRecently, Thailand experienced GDP contributing to about 6% of GDP.growth by 7.8% in 2010 making it one ofthe fastest growing economies in Asiaand the fastest growing economy inSouth East Asia. The country has a GDPof 9.5 trillion Baht, or US$584 billion
Poverty in ThailandThailand is an upper middle income majority of those works in informal labourcountry; ironically the gap between the rich sector, and lack housing security and landand the poor is still prominent. The high rights; lack access to basic infrastructure,level of poverty and the most vulnerable health and education; and face evictiongroups in Thailand are found in rural problems preventing them from accessingcommunities in the far North, Northeast, their basic rights and improving theirand South. Other vulnerable groups are livelihood.indigenous people who are not beneﬁtingfrom the overall economic growth, migrants,and urban poor living in slum dwellings. TheConﬂict in the SouthThe insurgency in southern Thailand is structural problems in the relationshipactive primarily in Narathiwat, Pattani, and between the southernmost provinces andYala provinces. The combined population of rest of the country is seen as one of theNarathiwat, Pattani and Yala provinces is main reasons for the violence. As it was inapproximately 1.8 million, of which about the past 50 years, the recent questions of80% are Malay Muslims. Narathiwat, education, employment in the public sector,Pattani and Yala are among the 20 poorest language and economic development lie atof the 76 provinces of Thailand and have the root of conﬂict. Women and youths aresome of the highest rates of poverty in the the most vulnerable and represent thecountry. The failure to address broad primary victims of the conﬂict. “ Thailand has more than 1.470.000 disadvantaged children, of which 75% have no rights or opportunity to receive basic educationSituation of Women and GirlsAccording to UNIFEM Thailand, “The more than 1,470,000 disadvantagedprimary challenges to gender equality are children, of which 75% have no rights orlow political participation of women, opportunity to receive basic education”citizenship for ethnic minorities, and a according to the THAI Education Watchﬂourishing sex industry that has Network. Those disadvantaged children arecontributed to HIV prevalence, trafﬁcking street children, indigenous children,and exploitation.” Additionally, women still stateless children, slum children, childrenhave fewer career advancement and dependants of migrant laborers,opportunities and domestic violence children in remote areas, and childrenagainst women continues. The majority of affected by the conﬂict in the South ofThai children attend school, but access to Thailand.free and quality education for all is notprovided, nor is it applicable. “Thailand has
Floods of 2011 the capital city of Bangkok. Flooding persisted in some areas until mid-January 2012, and resulted in a total of 815 deaths (with three missing) and 13.6 million people were affected. Sixty-ﬁve of Thailands 77 provinces were declared ﬂood disaster zones, and over 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 sq mi) of farmland was damaged. The disaster has been described as "the worst ﬂooding yet in terms of the amount of water and people affected." The World Bank has estimated 1,425 billion baht (US$ 45.7 Bn) in economic damages and losses due to ﬂooding, as of 1 December 2011.Severe ﬂooding occurred during the 2011 Most of this was to the manufacturingmonsoon season in Thailand. Beginning at industry, as seven major industrial estatesthe end of July, ﬂooding soon spread were inundated by as much as three metersthrough the provinces of Norther n, (10 feet) during the ﬂoods. Disruptions toNortheastern and Central Thailand along manufacturing supply chains affectedthe Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins. regional automobile production and causedIn October, ﬂoodwaters reached the mouth a global shortage of hard disk drives, whichof the Chao Phraya and inundated parts of is expected to last throughout 2012.
Partnership for Change and Developing AreasActionAid Thailand is working closely with partners in local and national organizationscommitted to eradicating poverty. Community development projects are being run with 6local organizations in 7 provinces in Thailand and have reached to 41,186 people in 2011.ActionAid Thailand’s main partners are:• Associate Partner: Chumchon Sattha Community Network• Chumchon Thai Foundation• European Commission• HADF: Hill Area and Community Development Foundation• WePeace women’s group• Community Eco-Culture Reforming and Learning Center Phetchabun Mountainous (CECR-LCPM)• Protection Women’s Rights to Land Network (PWRLN)
Strengthening Civil Society Roles in Poverty AlleviationActionAid Thailand, with its partner ChumchonSattha Thai Foundation (CCS) becameeffective intermediaries between the Thaicommunities and authorities at local, provincialand policy levels. With the support of theEuropean Union (EU), we succeded in enablingthe communities for equitable participation insustainable development and povertyallocation actions.Activities:1. Capacity building, Empowerment and campaigning : fellow, CCS and CBOs (Community Based Organization)2. Institutional involvement of CSOs in community development.3. Strengthening and enhancing community entrepreneurship.4. Land access and property disputes The 2011’s achievements are:PHOTO: CHOKDEE SMITHKITTIPOL/ACTIONAID THAILAND • Community development plan of 40 communities are presented to different government bodies. • More than 60% of community needs are addressed, and over 70% of needed public services are delivered. • More than 90% of the community members are able to reduce their household expenses. • More than 80% of community members are skilled in basic marketing techniques and in production services relating to their speciﬁc businesses.A youth representative as a leader for giving a vow tobring peace to the south in ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ • More than 90% of land access and propertyevent (12 September 2011, Thaksin University, Thailand) disputes are well identiﬁed and documented.Read more on www.actionaid.org/thailandor click this link: http://bit.ly/qZ0SzC • 60% of land access and property disputes are in the process of consultation with stakeholders.
Waste to Energy for Economic Development and Environment Health ProjectPHOTO: CHOKDEE SMITHKITTIPOL/ACTIONAID THAILAND
Agricultural burning in ThailandThe purpose of this project is to reduce deforestation and GHG includes the burning of old riceemissions while simultaneously providing a cost-effective and crops to make way for new cropsincome generating fuel source. and other biomass like leaf matter, grasses and other unwanted treeIn working towards this overall objective, this demonstration and bush materials. Clearing old riceproject aims to save approximately 60 tons of native forest crops with ﬁre an old tradition,from being cut down and used as domestic fuel wood, thus which is believed to fertilise the soilpreventing approximately 18.75 mts of carbon and particulates for future crops, reduce pest insectentering into the atmosphere. To ensure the feasibility of these population and as well as minimisingtargets, the project at the same time provides farmers and labour and machinery costs.agricultural produce processors with an alternative means ofdisposing waste. More speciﬁcally, the project will enable themto sell or send reusable waste to the two ELCs for conversioninto briquettes, rather than burning it.Activities:Waste to Energy for Economic Development and EnvironmentHealth Project to demonstrate the efﬁciency of alternative fuelsources as a means of sustainable environmental conservation.The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the efﬁciency ofalternative, readily available, and cost-effective fuel sources asa means of environmental conservation. The alternative fuelsources that the project will promote is the manufacturing anduse of solid fuel briquettes made from agricultural and otherwaste. The utilization of the briquettes at both domestic andsmall industry levels will reduce the need for the Pa Tueng(Chiangrai Province, Thailand) residents to take wood from thesub-district’s natural forests to use as a source of fuel.The indicators that correspond to the projectpurpose are:• Residents of 40 villages in Pa Tueng sub-district now know how to use the briquettes, and briquettes are being used as an alternative fuel source.• Three hundred school children are trained in Waste to Energy as an environmental safeguard. “It’s just our way of life, we have used ﬁre for many years. The issue about pollution is a recent occurrence due to the late rains and hotter air temperatures. It doesn’t last forever. When the rainy season arrives the conditions will improve.” - Thai land owner on burning his ﬁelds. http://www.chiangmai- mail.com/322/reﬂection.shtml
Story of ChangeAhmee participated in one of the project’s briquetteproduction training sessions on 5th March 2012. Afterthe training at the briquette factory, which is located inBaan Pang-Sa, she understands it is an alternativeenergy project. Currently the Pang-Sa villagers aremostly employed by agricultural plantations andinvolved with the cultivation of rice and corn. The factthat the factory is located in their village will allow thecommunity to access additional employmentopportunities and sell local resources to produce thebriquettes, such as corn cobs that produce high yieldsin Pang-Sa, every year. Currently, after the corn seedsare taken off, the cobs are burned. This activity causessmoke pollution. The government launched a campaignabout forest ﬁres, requesting cooperation from thepublic to not burn garbage, agricultural waste, twigs orgrass, but people do not have an alternative way toeffectively dispose of these types of waste. If agricultural waste, such as corn cobs, is utilized toproduce briquettes, Ahmee thinks this is a useful way to reduce the smoke pollution in the area. Moreover, Ahmee has had a chance to use the trial briquettes which were produced during the training program. She compared the project’s briquettes to normal ﬁrewood and found that the briquettes are more ﬂammable and produce a stronger heat than ordinary ﬁrewood. While cooking with the briquettes she only had to light the briquettes once and was able to leave the ﬁre unattended to do other things. Whereas she needed to continually add to the ﬁrewood to keep it burning before. In addition, small pieces of briquette can be recycled after use in the briquette production process, compared to ﬁrewood which cannot be reused, and the trial briquettes produce less smokeInterview and photo by:Mr. Terapun KuntawungField Programme Ofﬁcer, Waste to Energy for Economic Development and Environmental HealthComplied by:Mr. Kulachart DaengdejProgramme Officer, ActionAid-Thailand
Women’s RightsThrough capacity building and empowerment ofmarginalized women, landless women, womensmall-holder farmers, women community leaders,and strengthening of Protection Women’s Rights toLand Network (PWLN) and women’s networks tosupport and advocate equality, equity and genderfairness, ActionAid Thailand Women’s RightsProgram and partners act to support and build therecovery of livelihoods from disaster or conﬂicts, andenable women’s movement to secure policies. PHOTO: CHOKDEE SMITHKITTIPOL/ACTIONAID THAILAND
Activities:1. Empowerment of women to rejectgender-related violence, denial of controlover their bodies and their sexuality andthe factors that make them vulnerableHIV and AIDS.• Four hundred marginalize women in conﬂict area and rural area were given encouragement, an understanding of PHOTO: ACTIONAID THAILAND women’s rights, Violence Against Women and Girls, and understanding of the 3. Strengthening and collaborating concept of control over their bodies w o m e n ’s n e t w o r k s a n d w o m e n ’s through organized training and peer group movement to secure policies from their discussions. government.• Forty women artists were invited to • Protection of Women’s Rights to Land advocate on Women’s Rights, Sexual Network (PWRLN) was established for Autonomy and Bodily Integrity, and advocacy policy and to support women’s Violence Against Women rights to land movement • To present an open letter of proposal to PHOTO: ACTIONAID THAILAND the Prime Ministry on behalf of Women Network for Advancement and Peace (WNAP), asking for recognition of the voices of the people, especially women, and response to those that seek help and protection. The proposal recommended the recognition as a response to the peace resolution for the great beneﬁt of peace, harmony and stability between the two countries, Thai and Cambodia, and among the general ASEAN community.ActionAid Thailand joined with women network in 4. Supporting landless women andThailand to celebrate IWD 2011. women small-holder farmers in the communities to build their capacity to access and control over land, natural2. Emergency response support and resources and to improve theirbuilding the recovery of livelihoods of livelihoods, as well as organizing womenlandless women, women small-holder leadership training for landless womenfarmers, and women and girls in urban and small-holder farmers women topoor communities that are affected by increase decision-making capacity anddisaster or conﬂicts advocate equality, equity, and gender fairness in their communities.• A total of 2,500 women and girls have received responsive action and women • Thirty women from landless women and and girls in 14 communities that were women small-holder farmers were trained affected by ﬂoods that are continuing to and taught more about women’s rights, receive support in remedial action and women leadership, Violence Against environment building action for their Women, and women’s rights to land. livelihoods
PHOTO: CHOKDEE SMITHKITTIPOL/ACTIONAID THAILAND PHOTO: JAMES BOAKES/ACTIONAID THAILAND Our work on education aimed to ensure access to education that is relevant and of quality for the marginalized children. Education We believe that education is the most important tool to address the challenges, including the weakening governance, democracy deﬁcit, and inequality within the society. Achievements: • More than 500 marginalized students were given access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. • More than 1,000 children beneﬁted from our school lunch programme. • Education materials were provided to at least 159 students. • Basic infrastructure in three schools was improved sufﬁciently. • More than 30 local teachers were trained and learned more about rights to education. • More than 900 community members beneﬁted from AAT’s education programme. Access to education for marginalized students improved and coordination among teachers, community members, and district authority for the development of school curriculum, and community established.
STORY BY CHOKDEE SMITHKITTIPOL Story of PHOTO: JAMES BOAKES/ACTIONAID Change“I like the school a lot. If I don’t havea chance to study here I don’t knowhow my future will look like”Marisa Mayer, 13-year-old Akha girl told us.Like her parents, Marisa was born in Myanmar but poverty forced them to cross the border sevenyears ago to settle down in Chiangrai province, northern Thailand.With no national identity, her family has no claim to even the most basic rights afforded to a Thaicitizen. Her parents work as laborers, harvesting crops or cutting grass in the agriculture farm.They use this money to support their ﬁve children. The two oldest children work with the parentsto support the rest of the family. Luckily, Marisa had a chance to go to school because of theThai government’s policy to provide free education for all children in Thailand. Marisa got to go toschool but found that she had problems adapting to a Thai school and her fellow students. “I was troubled by the language; I couldn’t speak or read Thai at that time. All my friendsand teachers couldn’t understand me at all. I felt so isolated”Like other minority children in Thai schools, she faced language and cultural problems. Most ofthose children leave the school because they couldn’t adapt themselves to the new andunfamiliar environment.ActionAid Thailand in collaboration with Hill Area and Community Development Foundation(HADF) supported the shared learning mechanism among students, teachers, communitymembers and local authority on education for minority children by organizing teachers’ trainingsand increased education awareness in the community. Now minority children like Marisa couldenjoy studying in Thai schools with the education in adoption and acceptance of ethnic multi-cultural.ActionAid Thailand in collaboration with Hill Area and Community Development Foundation(HADF) organizes teachers training and increased education awareness in the community.Learning mechanisms and techniques are shared among students, teachers, communitymembers and local authorities on education for minority children. Now Marisa and many otherchildren from minorities can enjoy studying a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic education and pavethe path towards their own futures.“I want to be a chef to support my family and I believe that education could make mydream come true”
PHOTO:ACTIONAID THAILAND Bang Bua Canal Community - Urban Poor Empowerment Objectives: • To provide quality early childhood care and development and pre-primary education to approximately 500 pre-school children in communities along Bang Bua canal • Meeting with the community, including community leaders, women’s group, and the selected committee of child care centre to inform everyone about the project and seek their involvement. • Approval of architect’s plans for the construction of an early childhood development centre. • Construct the early childhood development centre on the designated site with a two-story building. The centre will include three classrooms for children, playing zone, a library that will function as a community library, a kitchen, a common area where community members can use for their weekend meetings, and a small ofﬁce for staff. Approximately 20 community members will be employed as labourers for the four to six month period of construction. • The communities are more aware of their rights and their capacity enhanced.
Child Care Center Since last year, ActionAid Thailand has supported the construction and development of child care and development center in Bang Bua community, to provide a solution to the ﬁrst problem of children being left vulnerable to isolation and possible abuse, as well as creating a facility that would enable them to have some early play and education. Activities: • Coordinate with the community and partners to run the process of renovating the building to become the child care center • Parental Classroom • Weekend activity ‘Learning through Art’ for child development through art and play • The communities are more aware of their rights and their capacity enhanced Photos of children in Bangbua community. There are no spaces for them to playPHOTO:ACTIONAID THAILAND
Emergency response and recovery program Due to the heavy ﬂooding that hit Thailand in ActionAid Thailand continues to support the the north, northeast and the central part of the communities for the recovery and country in 2011, ActionAid Thailand rehabilitation process to ensure that: implemented an emergency response • The immediate health and sanitation needs program by providing immediate relief and of poor and vulnerable households in ﬂood facilitating long term rehabilitation and affected communities along Bang Bua canal recovery through a community-based are met. approach in the overall frame work of HRBA. • To ensure that the speciﬁc needs of women and children are met through psychosocial Recognizing the differential impact of ﬂoods activities. on the communities, ActionAid invested its • Work with the government and concerned resources for the most vulnerable authorities to ensure the mobile health communities in the affected areas where we clinic service is maintained during the ﬂood have been working primarily, namely Bangbua period, by using alternative means of and nearby urban poor communities in transport to reach the communities. Bangkok, and communities of small scale • The collaborate with health institutions and farmers and landless farmers in Petchboon other agencies to ensure health services province. The relief efforts were also extended and medication are reaching the to Bangpa-in district in Ayutthaya province, communities. one of the most ﬂood affected areas, upon the • The affected communities are able to needs assessment. access the support and ﬂood response programmes of the government.PHOTO:ACTIONAID THAILAND
ActionAid Thailand responded to the ﬂoodfrom September – November 2011Upon the rapid need assessment in the ﬂood affected areas, ActionAid provided food and non-foodaid to 315 households in Petchaboon, 2,450 households to Bangbua and nearby communities, and to 300 households in Bangpa-in district, Ayuddhya province. Totally, ActionAid reached out to at least 12,000 people during the ﬂood response. PHOTO: JAMES BOAKES/ACTIONAID THAILAND
An Information Associate, whose main role was to support shared learning internally and advance brand awareness of ActionAid Thailand, was responsible for communications function. The main activities are Communication and centred around bringing our engagements and achievements in all intervention to the attention of the Fundraising Unit public, donors, partners and decision makers. The crucial role of the communication function would play in supporting fundraising activities in the future was recognized. PHOTO: ACTIONAID THAILANDYouth -The driver of changeOn 25 June 2011, AAT has joined MTV EXIT Foundation for a free concert to ‘Stop trafﬁcking andexploitation’ in Chiang-Mai province, attended by 20,000 music fans. ‘Super Junior M’ and otherfamous Thai artists performed to raise awareness and collect signatures to end human trafﬁcking andexploitation.More Photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150226556822283.316475.132632722282In October 2011, AAT announced the ‘Youth Photography Competition’ in the issue of ‘INEQUALITY’and successfully called for participation. There were more than 120 photos sent from the youngparticipants before the opening on AAT’s fan page to let the public vote for their most favorite photo.WE have received more than3,000 votes in total.See all the photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150346165742283.345741.132632722282&type=1
Social MediaWebsite(www.actionaid.org/thailand)Communication unit has built the new website forAAT with the support of ActionAid International toreach our audiences. In addition to informationabout AAT, there are blog entries, case stories,videos, and publications that are regularlyuploaded on AAT’s website.Facebook(www.facebook.com/ActionAidThailand)AAT has started using Facebook as a newchannel to communicate with the public.Facebook has grown signiﬁcantly and is now themost popular social network in Thailand. In 2011,AAT has received great response from thischannel as more than 100 volunteers joined tohelp us packing and distributing the reliefpackages during the ﬂood situation in Thailand.There are 1,500 fans on AAT’s fan page currently.Twitter(@ActionAidThai)Twitter helps us to connect with people bysharing links and entering into conversations.AAT has joined Twitter at the end of 2011. Thereare currently 50 followers, including AA staff,people from other organizations, and people whoare interested in AAT activities. During the ﬂooddisaster, our tweets have gained attention amongthe volunteers and media. Together with thewebsite and Facebook pages, the social mediahas become our main tool of communication withthe public.Fundraising Achievements (Income):In 2011, the major part of the income of the AAT came from AAI. We have alsosecured 150,000 GBP of fundraising investment from Fundraising InternationalAAI Investment Fund. In addition, we have raised 100,000 from Energy andEnvironmental Project Mekong – EEP Mekong and a major individual donorthrough ActionAid UK. At the end of 2011, during the ﬂooding emergency, wehave received 43000 GBP from International Emergency Coordination Team andActionAid Asia Regional Office.
In 2011, the major part of the income of the AATcame from AAI. We have also secured 150,000GBP of fundraising investment from FundraisingInternational AAI Investment Fund. In addition, wehave raised 100,000 from Energy andEnvironmental Project Mekong – EEP Mekong and Financial Reporta major individual donor through ActionAid UK. Atthe end of 2011, during the ﬂooding emergency, wehave received 43,000 GBP from InternationalEmergency Coordination Team and ActionAid AsiaRegional Ofﬁce. PHOTO: ACTIONAID THAILAND
In the year 2010 and 2011, the main part ofAAT’s income was sourced from ActionAidInternational (AAI). The income funds transferin the year 2010 was from AAI 381.22K GBPand ActionAid United Kingdom (AAUK) 88.68KGBP, or 81% and 19% of total funds transfer,respectively. In the year 2011, we receivedtotal income funds transfer of 625.13K GBP,which comprise funds transfer from AAI to AAT (577.38K GBP), matching funds from AAUK(Mr. Richard W. Hudd) to AAT (13.65K GBP) to cover the 20% co-ﬁnancing of Waste toEnergy for Economic Development and Environmental Health project (EEP-Mekong project)and a direct funds transfer from ActionAid Sweden (AAS) to AAT for the ﬁrst installment ofEEP-Mekong project (34.10K GBP). Moreover, 92% of EEP-Mekong project funds werereceived from AAI and the rest, 5.45% and 2.18%, from AAS and AAUK-matching funds toEEP-Mekong project, respectively.Regarding the funds transfer from AAI to AAT, 577.38K GBP, was comprised the investmentfund from AAT to AAT (363.07K GBP) to cover the approved plan and budget for the year2011, ﬁrst year matching fund (40K GBP) to cover 25% co-ﬁnancing of EC Non-state Actorproject, International Fundraising Face-to-Face Program (131.30K GBP) that would beimplemented in year 2012, response to ﬂood situation in Thailand from Asia Regional Ofﬁce(ARO) (18K GBP), emergency ﬂood in Thailand from IECT (25K GBP). ActionAid Thailand (AAT)’s expenditure comprised the ﬁve main functions, including general support and administration function, governance function, communication and publication function, program / project function and fundraising function.In the year 2011, total expenditure was 358.26K GBP, representing the Program/Projectfunction (187.54K GBP), General Support & Administration function (119.80K GBP),Fundraising function (24.96K GBP), Communication and Publication function (14.83K GBP)and Governance function (11.13K GBP).The highest expenditures were the spending in Program/ Project function (52%), GeneralSupport & Administration Function (34%) of total expenditure. The rest were spent onFundraising, Communication and Publication and Governance, 7%, 4% and 3%, respectively.
Toward 2012We will continue to reshape our programs into more efﬁcient, relevant, andquantiﬁable projects. We are still short staffed at the beginning of 2012. Duringthe year, we will identify and recruit additional qualiﬁed personnel as necessary.Our team will become a stronger and even more committed group ofprofessionals through capacity building programs that will be tailored to theirindividual needs. We are looking forward to generating income within Thailandthrough corporations and individuals. We will also continue to pursue foradditional institutional funding. Most importantly, we will devote sufﬁcient timeto communicate and collaborate with our national board members to ensurethat mutual understanding and support between the board and the AAIT staff isachieved and maintained.
PHOTO: JAMES BOAKES/ACTIONAID THAILAND PHOTO: JAMES BOAKES/ACTIONAID THAILANDAbove: Photo of a volunteer who helped us distributing more than 1200 of therelief packages for affected people in communities along Bangbua Canal,Bangkok.Below: Photo of affected people came out to received the ﬂood relief packagesfrom AAT
THAILAND ActionAid Thailand is a part of ActionAid International working in 50 countries, taking side with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.ActionAid Thailand60/1 Monririn Building, A201Soi Phaholayothin 8 (Sailom),Phaholayothin Road, SamsennaiPhyathai, Bangkok 10400Telephone: +66 2 279 6601-2Facsimile: +66 2 615 5100Email: Thai.Asia@ActionAid.org