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The role of children and young people in humanitarian action

  • 17/02/2017 - 17/02/2017
  • Bangkok, Thailand

The role of children and young people in humanitarian action

Report Launch and Panel Discussion: The role of children and young people in humanitarian action (from preparedness to recovery) 

Join Plan International as we bring together media, development and humanitarian professionals to discuss how we can increase and improve meaningful communication and engagement with children and youth in humanitarian settings, ensuring we are working with and for girls and boys in preparedness efforts and in response to emergencies.

Please join us for this special event on Friday, 17 February from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand on 518/5 Ploenchit Road.

The event will coincide with the launch of Plan International’s report: Communicating with Disaster-affected children: a case study from the 2015 Nepal earthquake.  

A panel discussion will bring together the perspectives of four practitioners as they discuss the most effective, innovative and safest ways to engage children and youth before, during and after an emergency, ensuring that their voices and opinions are being heard and incorporated into our programming.

Opening: Senait Gebregziabher, Regional Director of Plan International Asia will launch the report “Communicating with Disaster-affected Children” and present key findings and recommendations.

Panel Discussion Participants: Drawing on their own experiences, panellists will discuss learnings, challenges and share best practices from the Asia-Pacific region.

  1. Sally Airs Shevach – Humanitarian Affairs and Human Rights Specialist for Humanitarian Advisory Group
  2. Weera Suwannachote – Director for Thai Youth News Center and the ASEAN Children News Centers
  3. Kimberly Junmookda – Regional Climate Change specialist for Plan International
  4. Stewart Davies – Humanitarian Affairs Officer for UNOCHA

Moderator: Jessica Lomelin, Regional Communications Specialist, Plan International in Asia

The discussion will be followed by an informal get-together with complementary drinks and snacks.


1:00 pm – Registration
1:15 pm – Opening Remarks and Report Launch
1:30 pm – Video (perspectives from children and youth)
1:45 pm – Panel Discussion
2:30 pm – Q&A with the audience
3:00 pm – Refreshments and Snacks

RSVP: To confirm your attendance, please contact:

Lotte Claessens
Child Protection in Emergencies specialist, Plan International
Mobile: +66948539162



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