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Regional Update

  1. 1. Contents of the Session <ul><li>Introduction of the Regional Representative for Asia Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Update from the Supervisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Pacific regional update </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul>
  2. 2. Asia Pacific Regional Update Regional Representative for Asia Pacific
  3. 3. Update Supervisory Board <ul><li>SB meeting 27. March 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-over from the outgoing to the incoming board members and up-dates from the Secretariat.   </li></ul><ul><li>Annual report & financials for 2008; </li></ul><ul><li>Annual plan & budget for 2009; </li></ul><ul><li>Membership processes for new members and other membership related issues. </li></ul><ul><li>The sponsorship protocols for CHI events; </li></ul><ul><li>Approval of “Telefono Anar” from Spain as host for the International Consultation 2010. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Update Supervisory Board <ul><li>SB meeting 30. October 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>Network philosophy; need to get sufficient rotation from members, taskforces and the Supervisory Board – to be discussed with General Assembly IC </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Update Supervisory Board <ul><li>Fundraising DGIS: CHI joined 2 coalitions in the Netherlands (Plan NL/ War Child) 2011-2015. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer April 2010 – Secretariat/SB to continue process </li></ul><ul><li>Membership: major challenges with 3 membership criteria. remedial measures in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Free data software now available for members (English) </li></ul><ul><li>3 criteria remain (data submission, PSP checklist and fee) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Update Supervisory Board <ul><li>Approved new members: Kazakhstan, Brazil, Suriname, Mauritius, China. </li></ul><ul><li>Member stocktake: 107 full members, 29 associate members, 55 potentials </li></ul><ul><li>New strategy 2011-2015: draft sent to participants </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback SB: </li></ul><ul><li>* Further development on data collection and analysis, involve regional research institutes & focus on new technologies </li></ul>
  7. 7. Update Supervisory Board <ul><li>* Strive for minimum quality standards </li></ul><ul><li>Change in child protection systems is core outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Restore data task force </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy at all levels </li></ul>
  8. 8. Asia Pacific update (2008-2009) <ul><li>The Asian Pacific region has 22 full members, 6 associate members and 8 potentials </li></ul><ul><li>New full members 2008/2009: Kazakhstan, China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>Launches in 2008/2009: Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Tajikistan </li></ul><ul><li>Expected launches 2010: Malaysia, Cambodia </li></ul>
  9. 9. Asia Pacific update <ul><li>Full members (22) </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Asia Pacific update <ul><li>Associate members (6) </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>Potentials (6) </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan (War Child UK), Fiji (Save the Children Fiji), Kyrgyzstan (Everychild), Laos (Plan Laos), Myanmar (World Vision Myanmar), Samoa (Tausala O Samoa Organisation) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Asia Pacific update <ul><li>- Peer exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>India to Egypt and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Kazachstan and Cambodia to the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand to Vietnam (counsellors training) </li></ul><ul><li>- Trainings and conferences </li></ul><ul><li>* Counsellor Training for Central Asian countries, by Child Helpline 150 (Kazachstan) and Russian child helpline, for 18 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan </li></ul><ul><li>* 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” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Asia Pacific update <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>South Asia Forum Regional Preparatory Consultation, Nepal, for the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (Child helplines in recommendations) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Asia Pacific update <ul><li>- Toll free status </li></ul><ul><li>Bangladesh: during a scale-up meeting in Dhaka, the government committed itself to designating 1098 as a toll-free number to Aparajeyo </li></ul><ul><li>Telecom Cambodia officially allocated a 3-digit toll-free phone number, 115, for the child helpline Childfund Cambodia </li></ul>
  14. 14. Challenges <ul><li>Securing sustainable (long-term) financial support </li></ul><ul><li>Political unrest, natural disasters and bureaucracy hampering progress in the establishment of child helplines in some countries </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural attitudes towards children </li></ul><ul><li>Developing partnership and synergy with other child protection agencies and how to curb competition </li></ul><ul><li>Finding sponsorship to take part in CHI activities </li></ul><ul><li>Long term partnerships with private and public sector (donors, regional bodies and governments) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Challenges - Technological <ul><ul><li>The high cost of communication services that continue to inhibit the uptake of services and their usage by child helplines. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor connectivity – Poor bandwidth situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The pace of change – new technologies and how to keep up with the pace. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you for listening!