From 04 to 08, June 2016, representatives of the Center for Development and Integration (CDI) attended the training workshop on Advocacy in ASEAN organized by The Mekong Migration Network (MMN) in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 5-day training course was attended by 17 delegates, representing non-governmental organizations, research units from 4 countries in the Mekong region, including Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The attendants from Vietnam consisted of 2 representatives from CDI and 2 representatives from the Center for Research Management and Sustainable Development (MSD) and the Faculty of Law, National University of Hanoi. The training also welcomed the participation of experts from many different organizations, including 4 teachers and 6 speakers who are activists, journalists, researchers and leaders of a number of international organizations with extensive experience participating in the process of advocacy in ASEAN.
The goal of the training is to provide basic knowledge and information for organizations involved in the process of advocacy and building actions at regional level. The training course has provided useful information on the structure and institutions of ASEAN and the process of making decisions and influencing factors in these decisions to a great extent. The course also helped participants improve skills related to policy analysis and advocacy, presenting the message and campaign planning.
The representatives of CDI actively participated in the discussions and presentations in the training. CDI will also continue the discussions with other civil society organizations in Vietnam to contribute to the joint action plan in the process of advocacy at ASEAN level. Thereby, the workers support programmes that CDI is implementing will be expanded, contributing to the promotion for the rights of migrant workers both at national and regional level.
More reading: News about the workshop on MMN website: http://www.mekongmigration.org/?p=5030