21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference Fact Sheet


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A window of opportunity has opened for volunteers to attend the 21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference on 24 to 27 January 2011 at Resorts World Sentosa. The conference will be looking at achievements and opportunities in volunteering. The theme is “Volunteering to Change the World.”


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21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference Fact Sheet

  1. 1. ANNEX 1 21st IAVE WORLD VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE 2011 FACT SHEET 1.1 IAVE World Volunteer Conference Background This international volunteer conference of world leaders raises awareness about the importance of volunteering and draws leaders from the public and private sectors into the volunteer community. It is also a unique opportunity for volunteer leaders from many regions to enhance their skills, exchange knowledge, and network with colleagues worldwide. The Conference marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations International Year of Volunteers (IYV + 10). This is the first time both Singapore and Southeast Asia are hosting the conference. History of World Conferences: 2001: 16th Conference in Netherlands 2002: 17th Conference in South Korea 2004: 18th Conference in Spain 2006: 19th Conference in India 2008: 20th Conference in Panama 2011: 21st Conference in Singapore (24 January to 27 January 2011) In addition, there is an affiliated IAVE Youth Conference that will take place from 21 to 23 January 2011. See Annex 2 for more details on the Youth Conference. 1.2 Conference Delegates Over 1,000 delegates from various continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America. 1.3 Conference Speakers More than 185 speakers from over 50 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA and Vietnam. A full list of speakers and brief biographies can be found at www.iave2011.org. 1.4 Guest-of-Honour and Key Speakers Welcome Dinner Reception Guest-of-Honour: His Excellency Mr S R Nathan, President of Singapore Opening Remarks Stanley Tan, Chairman, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre Keynote Addresses Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister of Singapore Tadateru Konoe, President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 1
  2. 2. International luminaries include: Dr Kang-Hyun Lee President, International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Flavia Pansieri Executive Coordinator – United Nations Volunteers Jet Li Internationally renowned artiste; Founder, One Foundation Michelle Yeoh Internationally renowned artiste; Global Ambassador for the Make Roads Safe campaign Brady Lum President and Chief Operating Officer, Special Olympics Mary Mc Phail Chief Executive – World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts David Boyd-Thomas Head of Community Affairs Asia Pacific – UBS Daniel Buritica Founder & President – Colombian Network of Youth RECOJO, Colombia David Boyd-Thomas Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs, Asia Pacific, UBS AG David Bussau Co-Founder, Opportunity International and Senior Australian of the Year Dr Lester Milton Salamon Director, Johns Hopkins Centre for Civil Society Studies Mechai Viravaidya Founder, Population and Community Development Association Pamela Hawley Chief Executive Officer – Universal Giving Steve Bertamini Group Executive Director & CEO of Global Consumer Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore Tony Meloto Chairman and Founder, Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc See Annex 3 for more details on key speakers’ bios.1.5. Conference Tracks a. The Power of One No one person can change the world but these individuals and organisations worldwide, with their unique personalities and commitment, chose to step forward and volunteered to change their worlds. This track shows how one can make a difference by inspiring others to step forward. b. Many Helping Hands Partnerships should not be viewed only as a donor and beneficiary relationship. Partnerships involve expertise and resource sharing which can help make a positive difference. This track explores partnership programmes and how NGOs, corporates and government bodies can mutually benefit one another. c. From Good to Great Leaders of non-profit organisations (NPOs) face distinct challenges, including producing results with limited resources. Many are dependent on the goodwill and support of others 2
  3. 3. in the pursuit of their mission. This track discusses how leaders can generate new and more effective ways of leading their organisations, mobilising volunteers, producing desired results, and impacting the community. d. Volunteering Megatrends This track focuses on identifying volunteer needs and supply trends in our current world. Key issues which will be discussed in this track include humanitarian relief, mega events, faith-based volunteering and elderly volunteering. e. Strategic Issues in Volunteer Management Working with volunteers requires proper skills and professional training. Trained volunteer programme managers will create greater impact. This forum will focus on strategic issues relating to volunteer management and retention.1.6 Programme Highlights a) Opening Ceremony Address, 24 Jan 2011 Mrs Tan Chee Koon, Chairperson of the 21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference Organising Committee Dr Kang-Hyun Lee, President, International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) b) Opening Plenary and Keynote Address, 25 Jan 2011 Opening Remark by Stanley Tan, Chairman, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre Singapore Opening Speech by Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister of Singapore Keynote Address by Tadateru Konoe, President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies c) IAVE Global Corporate Volunteering Research Project Plenary, 26 Jan 2011 Announcement of findings from the IAVE Global Corporate Volunteering Research Project. This exciting and fast-moving session will feature a wide variety of speakers from the non- profit and corporate world. d) The Pitch presented by UBS, 27 Jan 2011 The Pitch presented by UBS, is a lively and interactive contest with a serious purpose. Up to five shortlisted participants from around the world will pitch their ideals to a panel of judges, as well as the audience. Finalists will be flown into Singapore to do a pitch and winner will walk away with US$75,000. Open only to NPOs, The Pitch seeks to honour an NPO’s volunteering initiatives and/or programme. Finalists include participants from Kenya, Rwanda, South Korea, Philippines, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. See Section 1.7 for details on the finalists for The Pitch. . e) The Singapore Experience Conference delegates will be treated to a night out in Singapore where they will experience Singapore’s unique culture and local scenes, and taste the many flavours of its foods. f) Site Visits Conference delegates will be brought on a site visit to a charity or welfare home of their choice where they will experience how programmes are conducted and the various social issues present in these organisations. 3
  4. 4. 1.7 Finalists for The Pitch presented by UBSThe following five shortlisted finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and the audienceduring the Conference: Hands On Manila Foundation, Inc. (Philippines) – to implement a Sherpa Development Program for young people and ensure continuity of trained volunteer leaders. Young Women Christian Association (Rwanda) – to protect the rights of and provide support to vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS so that they may be empowered to better the lives of themselves, their families and their community. National Volunteer Network Trust (Kenya) – to enhance the socio-economic empowerment of 120 youths (most of them with disabilities) by providing skills and instilling important values. Volunteer 21 (Korea) – to develop volunteer leadership and enhance alternative citizenship in Asian countries by building the Asia Volunteer Network that will help grow and strengthen civic participation in Asia. Osmijeh (Smile) (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – to empower youths in war-affected Bosnia and Herzegovina to become active participants in their society, to volunteer and play an active role in addressing various issues in their country. 1.8 Volunteers More than 300 people in Singapore have come together to volunteer their time for this conference. They range from corporates to retirees and will volunteer at the event as ushers, speaker liaison officers and performers. 1.9 Sponsors and supporters The 21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference is made possible with the following: Partnering Organisations UBS and YMCA. Supporting Organisations Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports; National Council for Social Services; Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau; and Singapore Management University. ‘The Joy of Giving’ Sponsors Standard Chartered; UPS and Vale. Sponsors Shaw Foundation; SMRT; Resorts World Sentosa Singapore; Lee Foundation; Samsung; State Street; Kraft Foods; Tote Board; One on the Bund. 4