The 7th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights (APCRR7) will be held from 23-25 October 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. APCRR7 is hosted and coordinated by the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN).
APCRR is a biennial meeting, and in fact, APRRN was founded as a result of the 1st Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights in Kuala Lumpur in 2008. Since then, APCRR has been held in Bangkok (2009, 2010, 2014 and 2016) and in Seoul (2012). In 2016, APCRR6 was attended by over 140 participants from across the region working on refugee issues.
APCRR serves as platform to bring together refugee rights practitioners from around the region to discuss and strategise ways to address challenges and share good practices from around the region and the globe. This year’s theme “10 years of APRRN” will highlight the successes and achievements over the past 10 years but will also provide opportunities to discuss our strategies for moving forward as a network. Workshops and side sessions may focus on the two Global Compacts, the Rohingya crisis, post deportation monitoring and education among others. At APCRR7 the Working Groups will also have an opportunity to discuss their action plans and strategies for 2018-2020. Lastly, APCRR is also the general body meeting for APRRN and is the forum where members elect the APRRN Steering Committee and provide input for the APRRN strategic plan.
Call for Applications: The application to participate in APCRR7 is now open. APRRN organisational and individual members are encouraged to apply. We also welcome non-members to join APCRR7 (except for the General Assembly).
Application link: Please click here for the application form.
Funding support: Funding support will be available for a limited number of participants. Funded participants will be determined by the APCRR7 Preparation Committee and will be assessed against set criteria.
Contact: For any inquiries relating to APCRR7 please contact Evan Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org). More details, the draft agenda, logistical information and working papers will be distributed closer to the event date.
Thank you for your interest in APCRR7; we look forward to receiving your application!