Gina Donoso, based in Belgium is the new Regional Host for Latin America & the Caribbean. Gina has more than 12 years of experience working on psychosocial support in post-conflict contexts and transitional justice processes in numerous countries and organizations (International Criminal Court, Truth Commission of Ecuador, Peace Brigades International – Colombia, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). She currently works as a PhD researcher at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Contact Gina at [email protected] for support in getting the most out of this network in relation to Latin America & the Caribbean.
We bid a fond farewell to Lidia Luna, who until recently played the role of mhpss.net online Host for Latin America. Her enthusiastic and active support to the network over the past two years was greatly valued by the network’s members and the entire team at mhpss.net. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Lidia through mhpss.net in her continuing work in the field!
We are inviting Typhoon Yolanda survivors and the rest of the Region VIII people here in Metro Manila to be one in the commemoration rites for Yolanda and for convergence. Let us be one in this day of reflection on November 8, 2014 at Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City.
Schedule of Activities :
1:30 – 3:00 Registration and Sectoring (by Towns/Cities in R8)
3:00 – 4:00 Eucharistic Celebration
4:00 – 6:30 Presentation of Sectors
Psychological Preparations for the commemoration & Interventions
Get together activities
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:00 Video Showing
8:00 – 9:00 Candle Lighting Ceremony
9:00 – 10:00 Socials and Night Cap activities
Topic: How can ASEAN Community be more disaster Resilient?
Organized by: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Deadline: October 3, 2014
Write a compelling letter to ASEAN Secretary-General and you may receive his reply! If you are under 12 years old or between 13 and 18 years old, you have a chance to receive a response letter from ASEAN SG and certificate of award by submitting your letter to “ASEAN Letter Writing Competition” with the topic “How can the ASEAN Community be more disaster resilient”. Start writing now as the deadline for submission is 3 October 2014.
Category 1: Children under 12 years old
Category 2: Young adolescents from 13-18 years old
Entries must include:
- Letter to Secretary General of ASEAN
The letter should contain more or less 350 words. It must explain your motivation to write the letter, insightful aspirations and thought- provoking elements that have valuable inputs to enhance community resilient community disaster resilience. Letters must be original and passion driven.
- Copy of ID card or student card
Send your entries to: [email protected]
One winner for each category will be selected from each ASEAN Member state.
Winning letters will be published regionally, and the winners will receive:
- Response letter from the Secretary General of ASEAN
- Certificate of Award