The grand launch presentation of ahrdo & its website final

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The grand launch presentation of ahrdo & its website final

  1. 1. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Arakan Human Rights and Development Organisation (AHRDO) <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A non-profit independent organisation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Founded on October 9, 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By a group of Arakanese individuals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Main Aims of Forming AHRDO <ul><li>Monitor and document </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>all human rights, environmental and cultural abuses in Arakan State </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote the development of the Arakanese people </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>through education in/outside Arakan (i.e. Thailand, Malaysia, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Inform the local and international communities about: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the human rights abuses in Arakan State </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the impacts of development projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. Shwe Gas Pipelines Project, Kaladan Project, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Vision of AHRDO <ul><li>AHRDO envisages development in Arakan: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>which benefits the least advantaged people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>protects ecosystems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mitigates negative environmental impacts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>respects cultural and historic sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These principles will be best upheld within a free and full democratic Federal Union of Burma that respects human rights, equality and justice.   </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Mission of AHRDO <ul><ul><ul><li>educate and inform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>local and international </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>about social, economic, political </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and cultural oppression </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>faced by Arakanese people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>due to government development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>projects   </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Objectives of AHRDO <ul><li>Raise awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>within and without Arakan State </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>through lobbying and advocacy efforts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by informing the regional and international communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>of the social, political, cultural and economic oppression, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>environmental degradation, and human rights violations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>as a consequence of infrastructure projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(such as natural resource extraction projects) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by the Burmese government and its project partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Train Arakanese activists in lobbying and advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>3) Forge networks with human rights and development </li></ul><ul><li>organisations worldwide </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activities of AHRDO <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Public education </li></ul><ul><li>Internal and external advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation and co-ordination with other organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and alliance building </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising and mobilisation </li></ul><ul><li>Direct public actions (i.e. demonstrations, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Internal and external capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Protection and preservation of natural resources and ecosystems in Arakan State   </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cyclone Giri (Oct. 2010): One Year On <ul><li>First AHRDO report: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>situation in Arakan State before, during and after Cyclone Giri </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to draw international attention to the ongoing need for assistance to the affected Arakanese community </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. http://www.arakantimes.net <ul><li>A local and international voice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for Arakanese and other peoples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deprived of social, civil, environmental, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>political, economic and cultural rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to give a platform to activists fighting for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>these rights </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Working Departments <ul><li>Publicity and Information Department (PID) </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Documentation Department (RDD) </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Education Department (HED) </li></ul><ul><li>Literature and Cultural Department (LCD) </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights and Development Department (HRDD) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental and Ecosystem Protection Department (EEPD) </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational and Public Affairs Department (OPAD) </li></ul><ul><li>Women Affairs Department (WAD) </li></ul><ul><li>Finance and Management Department (FMD) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Structure of AHRDO Advisory Board Congress Board of Directors Executive Director Directors and Deputy Directors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Working Departments
  12. 12. Thanks for your attention! Contact us: AHRDO P.O Box - 113, Mae Sot, Tak Province, 63110 Thailand Tel / Fax: + 66 (0) 55 030 249 Mobile: + 66 (0) 827 759 267 Email: info@arakanhrdo.org Website: http://www.arakanhrdo.org

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