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    • Contents of the Session
      • Introduction of the Regional Representative for Asia Pacific
      • Update from the Supervisory Board
      • Asia Pacific regional update
      • Challenges
    • Asia Pacific Regional Update Regional Representative for Asia Pacific
    • Update Supervisory Board
      • SB meeting 27. March 2009:
      • Hand-over from the outgoing to the incoming board members and up-dates from the Secretariat.  
      • Annual report & financials for 2008;
      • Annual plan & budget for 2009;
      • Membership processes for new members and other membership related issues.
      • The sponsorship protocols for CHI events;
      • Approval of “Telefono Anar” from Spain as host for the International Consultation 2010.
    • Update Supervisory Board
      • SB meeting 30. October 2009:
      • Network philosophy; need to get sufficient rotation from members, taskforces and the Supervisory Board – to be discussed with General Assembly IC
      • Financials: in good order – assured funding until 2012 – need to coordinate better between secretariat and regions on planning and fundraising, comprehensive fundraising strategy with long term plans and diversified funding necessary
    • Update Supervisory Board
      • Fundraising DGIS: CHI joined 2 coalitions in the Netherlands (Plan NL/ War Child) 2011-2015.
      • Answer April 2010 – Secretariat/SB to continue process
      • Membership: major challenges with 3 membership criteria. remedial measures in 2010
      • Free data software now available for members (English)
      • 3 criteria remain (data submission, PSP checklist and fee)
    • Update Supervisory Board
      • Approved new members: Kazakhstan, Brazil, Suriname, Mauritius, China.
      • Member stocktake: 107 full members, 29 associate members, 55 potentials
      • New strategy 2011-2015: draft sent to participants
      • Feedback SB:
      • * Further development on data collection and analysis, involve regional research institutes & focus on new technologies
    • Update Supervisory Board
      • * Strive for minimum quality standards
      • Change in child protection systems is core outcome
      • Restore data task force
      • Advocacy at all levels
    • Asia Pacific update (2008-2009)
      • The Asian Pacific region has 22 full members, 6 associate members and 8 potentials
      • New full members 2008/2009: Kazakhstan, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
      • Launches in 2008/2009: Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Tajikistan
      • Expected launches 2010: Malaysia, Cambodia
    • Asia Pacific update
      • Full members (22)
      • Australia (Kids Help Line), Bangladesh (Aparajeyo), Brunei (Helpline 141), China ( CAPAC, ISPCAN Xi'an Philanthropic Child Abuse Prevention and Aid Centre), China Hong Kong (Hotline Against Child Abuse), China Taiwan (113 Hotline), India (Childline India Foundation), Indonesia (TESA 129), Japan ( Childline Support Center Japan (NPO), Kazachstan (Balaga Komek), South Korea (1577-1391 Child Protection Hotline and Youth Hotline 1388), Mongolia (Frineds 1979), Nepal (CWIN), New Zealand (Kidsline, Youthline adn What’s Up?), Pakistan ( Madadgaar Helpline for Children and Women Suffering from Violence and Abuse), Philippines (Bantay Bata 163), Singapore (Tinkle Friends Helpline), Thailand (Childline Thailand), Vietnam (Child Helpline Vietnam)
    • Asia Pacific update
      • Associate members (6)
      • Buthan ( National Commission for Women and Children), Cambodia (ChildFund Cambodia), Malaysia (Childline Malaysia), Maldives (Department of Gender and Family Protection Services), Sri Lanka (Lama Sarana), Uzbekistan (Children & Families Support Association of Uzbekistan)
      • Potentials (6)
      • Afghanistan (War Child UK), Fiji (Save the Children Fiji), Kyrgyzstan (Everychild), Laos (Plan Laos), Myanmar (World Vision Myanmar), Samoa (Tausala O Samoa Organisation)
    • Asia Pacific update
      • - Peer exchanges
      • India to Egypt and Canada
      • Kazachstan and Cambodia to the Philippines
      • New Zealand to Vietnam (counsellors training)
      • - Trainings and conferences
      • * Counsellor Training for Central Asian countries, by Child Helpline 150 (Kazachstan) and Russian child helpline, for 18 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
      • * Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (APCCAN) 2009: Looking through the Lens of Prevention- Perth, Australia - “Using Data to Advocate for Holistic Prevention”
    • Asia Pacific update
      • Strategic planning workshop Indonesia by child helpline from Egypt & signing MoU by key stakeholders from TESA 129 to enhance coordination amongst partners of the child helpline, to improve the quality of referral and intervention services
      • ISPCAN Conference on ‘Towards a Caring and Non-Violent Community : A Child’s Perspective’ ’, Hong Kong, organised by both ISPCAN and CHI’s member helpline in Hong Kong, Against Child Abuse (ACA)
      • South Asia Forum Regional Preparatory Consultation, Nepal, for the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (Child helplines in recommendations)
    • Asia Pacific update
      • - Toll free status
      • Bangladesh: during a scale-up meeting in Dhaka, the government committed itself to designating 1098 as a toll-free number to Aparajeyo
      • Telecom Cambodia officially allocated a 3-digit toll-free phone number, 115, for the child helpline Childfund Cambodia
    • Challenges
      • Securing sustainable (long-term) financial support
      • Political unrest, natural disasters and bureaucracy hampering progress in the establishment of child helplines in some countries
      • Cultural attitudes towards children
      • Developing partnership and synergy with other child protection agencies and how to curb competition
      • Finding sponsorship to take part in CHI activities
      • Long term partnerships with private and public sector (donors, regional bodies and governments)
    • Challenges - Technological
        • The high cost of communication services that continue to inhibit the uptake of services and their usage by child helplines.
        • Poor connectivity – Poor bandwidth situation
        • The pace of change – new technologies and how to keep up with the pace.
        • Aquiring a 3 digit toll-free number for all child helplines and the harmonisation of numbers in the Asian Pacific region to one common number, 1098 - Toll free status not always acquired
    • Thank you for listening!