Regional meeting of Asian representatives of the Network (Vietnam, August 15, 2017)

The three Asian representatives of Dynamo International – Street Workers Network met on August 15, 2017 in Vietnam. Together, they set the priority objectives for the Asian region. The primary goal is to involve more Asian countries in the Network.

Vietnam was represented by Thi Thu Thuy of the Thao Dan Social Welfare Organization, the Philippines by Arlyne Fernandez of the Virlanie Foundation, and Nepal by Jean-Christophe Ryckmans of CPCS International, who was appointed Coordinator for the Asian Region.

Three priorities for the Asian region

  1. Increase the number of Asian countries involved in the Network, including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
  2. Ensure basic sustainability by finding “structural” support to cover basic costs (transport, accommodation, etc.)
  3. Improvement of the “relationship” and the efficiency of the implementation of a system of exchange and training of social street workers

Confirmation of the next pilot group in Nepal

The biennial meeting of the Pilot Group will be held from 22 to 26 October 2008 in Nepal. The first two days will focus on the following two topics:

  • The realities of street children around the world and the “importance” of a response in the street
  • Challenges and interests of family support and deinstitutionalization programs

It is also planned to present any new Asian “candidate” at the Pilote group.

A new coordinator for the Asian region

The coordination of the Asian region of the Dynamo International – Street Workers Network is no longer ensured by the representative of Vietnam but by the representative of Nepal. This appointement was officialised at the meeting.

Regional meeting of Asian representatives of the Network (Vietnam, August 15, 2017)