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Monday, 4 October 2010
Mapping and Learning from the Asian Experience
"Rising Asia and Implications for the Development Agenda"
Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Director, Director, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Lee Kuan Yew(LKY) School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore(NUS)

IVCO 2010: Keynote Speech by Ambassador Ong Keng Yong

Ambassador Ong Keng Yong discusses about "Rising Asia and Implications to the Development Agenda".

He points out the differences between Asian foreign aid donors and traditional Western foreign aid donors and how this will impact both the donors and the recipients involved.

Ambassador Ong also highlights the challenges between collaborations between local and international volunteers.

"Emerging Perspectives on International Volunteerism in Asia"
Dr Caroline Brassard, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr Margaret Sherradan, University of Missouri, St Louis, USAM
Dr Benjamin Lough, Research Associate, Center for Social Development, Washington University, USA

IVCO 2010: FORUM Research Paper by Dr Margaret Sherradan

Dr Margaret Sherradan's research, publishing, and teaching activities focus on access and equity in domestic and international social policies, social and economic development, asset building and financial education, immigration and health, and global social policies.

Dr Margaret Sherraden is one of the two professors presenting on the FORUM Research Paper, "Emerging Perspectives on International Volunteerism in Asia".

Dr Caroline Brassard, talks about how her search team mapped out the current trends and challenges of international volunteer service (IVS) in Asia through online surveys of volunteer sending agencies as well as case studies of Asian countries. She also explains how they use this information to provide evidence for an informed discussion on the way forward for international volunteer service in Asia.

IVCO 2010: FORUM Research Paper by Dr Caroline Brassard Part 1/2

IVCO 2010: FORUM Research Paper by Dr Caroline Brassard Part 2/2

"Mainstreaming Volunteer Activities into Development Programmes"
Ms Therese Mills, Assistant Director General, Community Partnerships and Latin American Branch, Sustainable Development and Partnerships Division, AusAID, Australia

IVCO 2010: Keynote Address by Ms Therese Mills

Over the last 20 years with AusAID she has divided her time between human resource management, corporate and strategic planning, and management of large programs, such as scholarships and volunteers.

Prior to joining AusAID, she has worked in several Australian Public Service departments in recruitment, budget management, corporate planning and corporate services areas.

She will be presenting on the topic of "Mainstreaming Volunteer Activities into Development Programmes".

 
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Emerging Issues in International Volunteerism - Youth Development
"Youth Development"
Ms Ashraf Patel, Director, PRAVAH Learning Voyages, India

IVCO 2010: Keynote Address by Ms Ashraf Patel Introduction

Ms Ashraf Patel is a co-founder of PRAVAH, and the current Director of PRAVAH Learning Voyages, which offers real world learning opportunities to youth facilitators and organisations.

Ms Ashraf Patel will present the case for youth to be part of development agenda-setting as well as critical issues and case studies of successful youth development programmes.

One of the topics she discusses is the "fifth space". PRAVAH began talking of a fifth space instead of active citizenship to denote a space that connected the self to society.

IVCO 2010: Keynote Address by Ms Ashraf Patel - India Growth Story

IVCO 2010: Keynote Address by Ms Ashraf Patel - Youth Today

"Peer Support for Volunteer - Sending Agencies"
Mr Peter Riecher, Director, FORUM Executive Board member Chairman of the Hungarian Volunteer Sending Foundation (HVSF)
Ms Dimity Fifer, FORUM Executive Board Member and CEO of Australian Volunteers International
Mr Brian Rockliffe OBE, Director, Voluntary Service Overseas Federation (VSO), United Kingdom

IVCO 2010: Peer Support for Volunteer - Sending Agencies by Peter Riecher

Mr Peter Riecher is the Chairman of the Hungarian Volunteer Sending Foundation (HVSF).

In this video, Peter shares some experiences in dealing with other volunteer-sending agencies.

IVCO 2010:Peer Support for Volunteer-Sending Agencies by Ms Dimity Fifer

Ms Dimity Fifer is the FORUM Executive Board Member and CEO of Australian Volunteers International

Mini Survey Forum Result - Cross-agency sharing and learning

IVCO 2010: Peer Support for Volunteer-Sending Agencies by Mr. Brian Rockliffe OBE

Mr Brian Rockliffe is Director of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) United Kingdom. Over the last 20 years, he has led the development of the VSO Federation and the steady internationalisation of VSO.

The VSO Federation now includes 5 members: VSO UK, VSO Netherlands, VSO Bahaginan (Philippines), VSO Jitolee (Kenya) and CUSO-VSO (Canada), with associates in Australia, India and Ireland.

IVCO 2010: Peer Support for Volunteer-Sending Agencies by Nita Kapoor

Ms Nita Kapoor was appointed the Director of FK Norway in August 2009, and was a board member of Fredskorpset from 2001-2004.She has previously worked as the Head of Information in Lillehammer Olympic Aid and as project manager in Norwegian People's Aid until 1996 when she was appointed political advisor to the Minister of Culture, Turid Birkeland.

From 1998 to 2000, she was Senior Vice President in the Norwegian State Railways, and Head of The National Commission on Violence against Women under the Ministry of Justice until 2003. In 2004, she was appointed Head of the Cultural Dept in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

 
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
"International Year of Volunteers + 10"
Ms Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers

IVCO 2010: Ms Flavia Pansieri, Introduction

As the key presenter on the topic of "International Year of Volunteers +10", Ms Flavia Pansieri will cover key activities of the International Year of Volunteers, as well as elaborate on specific initiatives and how other organisations may support or participate in such activities.

In this video she talks about enhancing the recognition of volunteerism in the media, among policy makers and in the public and the recognition that volunteerism is not culturally determined, or that certain stereotypes have it an, where an activity undertaken by adventurous white people with good intentions, but on the contrary is inherent in every single human society.

IVCO 2010: Ms Flavia Pansieri, Stakeholder's Involvement

IVCO 2010: Ms Flavia Pansieri, Stakeholder's Events

"Climate Change and Livelihood / Gender"
Ms Sam Mostyn, Director, Institute of Sustainable Solutions, University of Sydney, Australia

IVCO 2010: Ms Sam Mostyn - Climate Change and Livelihood / Women Part 1/3

In part 1 of the video, Ms Mostyn discusses about sustainability and is intrigued by the term "joined-up thinking"

Part 2 talks about how even the smallest environment problem, if unchecked, can cause irreversible environmental damage.

In the last video, Ms Mostyn quotes Ms Flavia Pansieri and Stephen Hawking, and cites a group environmentalists called "One million women".

IVCO 2010: Ms Sam Mostyn - Climate Change and Livelihood / Women Part 2/3

IVCO 2010: Ms Sam Mostyn - Climate Change and Livelihood / Women Part 3/3

"The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia"
Mr John Pearson, Head, UK Regional Climate Change Network in Southeast Asia

Mr John Pearson, explains about the costs and benefits with regards to climate change. Mr Pearson says the increase in frequency of natural disasters has been attributed to climate change.

IVCO 2010: Mr John Pearson - Economics of
Climate Change in SEA - Part 1/2

IVCO 2010: Mr John Pearson - Economics of
Climate Change in SEA - Part 2/2

"Climate Change and Gender"
Ms Julie Marie George, Programme Director, Skillshare International, India & Nepal

Ms Julie Marie George, talks about how volunteers can help paving the road to equality for the fairer sex and urges everyone to take a pledge their support in supporting gender equality as well as take up measures against climate change.

In part 2, she talks about how volunteers can help paving the road to equality for the fairer sex and urges everyone to take a pledge their support in supporting gender equality as well as take up measures against climate change.

IVCO 2010: Climate Change and Gender by Ms Julie Marie George Part 1/2

IVCO 2010: Climate Change and Gender by Ms Julie Marie George Part 2/2

"Climate Change Discussion"
Mr Brian Rockliffe OBE, Director, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), U.K

IVCO 2010: Mr Brian Rockliffe on Climate Change

Mr Brian Rockliffe is Director of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) United Kingdom. Over the last 20 years, he has led the development of the VSO Federation and the steady internationalisation of VSO.

He introduces the issue about climate change, where people had known about the problem a couple of decades ago at the very least and only recently has this become more prominent as an issue. He also discusses how each agency should reflect on how each of their works impact on the environment and decide what steps to undertake based on this.