SAA2021 – Partnering with People-centered Development Initiatives

We are living amidst COVID 19 that has changed our life dramatically. The political crises of Myanmar and Afghanistan and the changing climate further aggravates the situation making the issues more complex especially for the marginalised and the vulnerable in the region. Communal harmony continues to be a burning issue in South Asian countries.  Sri Lanka is facing an economic crisis.

In this scenario, we need to express our solidarity with the suffering masses and reflect on what contribution we can make towards bringing about peace and social justice and support people-centered development processes with our communication expertise.

People-centered development is an approach that focuses on improving local communities’ self-reliance, ensuring social justice, and access to participatory decision-making that affects their life. It is concerned about values of justice, sustainability, and inclusiveness in the process of development. 

People-centered development advocates small-scale community actions to enhance economic self-reliance, social capital and creation of reliable sources of income. It is concerned with democratic processes, accountability, access to relevant information and gender equality.

Objectives:

  1. To understand the challenges faced by people due to COVID 19, climate changes and political crises and their impact and effect the ‘people-centered’ development process.
  2. To explore various possibilities of associating and participating with ‘people-centered’ development initiatives in different parts of Asia.
  3. To identify ways to means to mobilize resources and generate media materials to support development initiatives.

FREE TO ATTEND. Register by 15 NOV 2021 at:

SAA2021 REGISTRATION FORM

The SIGNIS Asia Assembly (SAA) 2021 will be held online with the theme “Partnering with People-centered Development Initiatives“The Webinar Days feature presentations from experts from across Asia and beyond.

WEBINAR – 17-18 NOV 2021 (OPEN TO ALL)
ASSEMBLY DAY – 19 NOV 2021 (SIGNIS MEMBERS)
Time: Refer to Log in times below
Schedule: Refer to Poster Schedule below
Contests: Short Video Contest Poster & Best Comment Contest Poster
e-Posters: Quotes from speakers


Log-in Timings

2pm–5.15pm PAKISTAN
2.30pm–5.45pm INDIA/ SRI LANKA
2.45pm–6pm NEPAL
3pm–6.15pm BANGLADESH
3.30pm–6.45pm MYANMAR
4pm–7.15pm CAMBODIA/ INDONESIA/ THAILAND/ VIETNAM
5pm–8.15pm HONG KONG/ PHILIPPINES/ MACAU/ MALAYSIA/ SINGAPORE/ TAIWAN
6pm–9.15pm JAPAN/ KOREA/ TIMOR LESTE

Please adjust accordingly for time differences of other countries not listed.


SAA2021 Poster Schedule

View/Download Poster Schedule


For more details, visit the SAA2021 Page.

For further information contact:
SA Secretary:
Bernadetta Widiandayani (Widi) – widiandayani@yahoo.com | +62 815686 5964
SA Study Day Coordinator:
Magimai Pragasam – magimai2005@gmail.com | +91 94441 32111