(Bangkok, 4 August) – From 1 – 8 August the third Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALAA) is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand with the main theme of “Mainstreaming Human Rights and Democracy into Post-2015 Development Goals.” This year, the third joint initiative among FORUM-ASIA, ADA, and ADN is attended by 24 participants from 11 countries across the region of Asia. The program aims to strengthen the international advocacy strategy of mid- and high-level staffs in CSOs and thereby facilitate second-tier leadership for strategic “glocal” actions on key human rights, development and democracy issues as well as related regional and international processes.
The Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia (GALA) Academy is a joint initiative by three leading regional civil society networks working in the field of human rights, development and democracy in Asia – namely, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Asia Democracy Network (ADA)- with the aim to strengthen the international advocacy capacity of mid- and high-level staff in CSOs and thereby facilitate second-tier leadership for strategic “glocal (global and local)” actions on key human rights, development and democracy issues as well as related regional and international processes. The GALA Academy is also part of continued endeavors by human rights and development CSOs in the region to meaningfully activate intrinsic linkages between the agendas of the two communities. The general objective of the GALA Academy is to enhance the capacity and shared understanding of the next generation of CSO leaders in Asia, who will play a crucial and constructive role in the national, regional and international advocacy on human rights, development and democracy.
Asia Democracy Network (ADN) is a civil society led multi-stakeholders’ platform among democracy advocates and human rights defenders dedicated to the strengthening of democracy and human rights.
ADN is a collaborative effort among CSOs engaged in democracy, human rights and development at the different levels of global, regional, national and local to enhance the synergetic effects of the joint advocacy of CSOs in the Asia region. ADN was founded in Seoul, Korea in Oct. 2013.
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