2nd Day – 2nd Regional Dialogue on Access to Elections for Persons with Disabilties – 2012181 photos
Opening Ceremony – AGENDA 3rd Regional DialogueBrief Report:
0:40 - Gufroni Sakaril – President, Indonesia Disabled People’s Association (Persatuan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia, PPDI)
7:20 - M. Afifuddin – National Coordinator, the People’s Voter Education Network (Jaringan Pendidikan Pemilih untuk Rakyat, JPPR)
12:50 - Suyoung Choi – Director, Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)
21:10 - H.E. Mr. Simon Philip Merrifield – Australian Ambassador to ASEAN
28:08 - Husni Kamil Manik – Chairman, Indonesian Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU)
Keynote Speech – Rafendi Djamin – AGENDA 3rd Regional DialogueRafendi Djamin – Indonesia Representative to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
Plenary 1 Supporting the political rights and participation based on CRPD - 3rd Regional DialoguePlenary Session 1 - Supporting the political rights and participation based on the CRPD principles
This session will share country experiences with implementing the CRPD at all levels. Presenters will focus on Article 29 (participation in political and public life) which addresses persons with disabilities freedom to make decisions on their own and to enjoy full participation in their communities. There is a risk of this right receiving too little policy attention without proactive involvement of state and regional officials and stakeholders. This dialogue will explore the roles of officials and stakeholders in implementing Article 29 at a practical level. We will consider views of experts on
the strategic role that must be played by various key actors in order to ensure these important rights become reality for Southeast Asia’s citizens with disabilities.
Chair: Risnawati Utami - Disability Rights Advisor of AGENDA
04:40 - Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Senior Advisor on ASEAN, HRWG.
14:25 - Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga, Executive Director, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Philippines
28:50 - A.H.M Noman Khan, Executive Director of Centre for Disability in Development (CCD) Bangladesh.
48:13 - Hadar Nafis Gumay, Commissioner of KPU Indonesia
1:08:00 - Q&A
Plenary 2 Monitoring election accessibility of PWDs - 3rd Regional DialoguePlenary Session 2: Sharing experiences in monitoring election accessibility for persons with disabilities
Election monitoring is an important informational tool for improving the accessibility of elections over time. Findings can help shape the strategies of CSOs and election administrators for removing barriers and increasing the political participation of persons with disabilities. Election accessibility for persons with disabilities is still very lightly monitored and reported by international, national and government-initiated monitoring missions. To fill this information gap, AGENDA’s partners have conducted accessibility focused monitoring in multiple Southeast Asian countries and the AGENDA monitoring check list has been adapted and used now in elections outside the region. Organizations and governments that have been
active participants in the regional dialogue have also demonstrated new commitments to mainstreaming election accessibility observation into their own observation methodologies.
As more organizations are involved in monitoring election accessibility, lessons learned through each monitoring effort can help improve our collective tools and approaches. This session will draw on the experience of several organizations in monitoring elections, with a special focus on monitoring election accessibility.
Chair: Ichal Supriadi, Executive Director of Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL)
3:18 - M. Afifuddin, National Coordinator of JPPR
18:50 - Joni Yulianto, Director of Institute for Inclusion and Advocacy of the Disabled
38:00 - Daniel Zuchron, Member of Indonesia Elections Supervisory Committee
1:05:00 - Rinor Gashi, HandiKOS
Breakout 1 Media guidelines on elections - AGENDA 3rd Regional DialogueBreakout Session 1: Media guidelines on elections
In many countries in the region voters with disabilities point to lack of community support and deeply held social stigmas as a key barrier to their active participation as citizens, voters and candidates. The quality and dissemination of information about
accessible elections is fundamental to raising public awareness on the political rights of persons withdisabilities. We will also explore how informed editors, media guidelines, codes of conduct, and other voluntary instruments can help engage the media as a partner in fostering an overall climate of political inclusion.
Presenters will draw on experience in a variety of media formats such as print media, television, radio and online media.
Chair: Justin Snyder - Independent Media Consultant
5:30 - M. Afifuddin, National Coordinator of JPPR
17:56 - Rudi Gunawan, Founder of Diffa Magazine
33:10 - Teguh Santosa, Chairman of Foreign Affairs Unit, Indonesia Journalists Association
48:20 - Review and Q&A
Plenary 4 Best practices and the role of EMBs - AGENDA 3rd Regional DialoguePlenary Session 4: Electoral cycle approach to inclusion - best practices and the role of EMBs
As the key organizer of the election process, EMBs play a significant role in making elections more accessible. This session shares the experiences of some EMBs that have achieved recent breakthroughs in specific areas of planning and/or delivering elections that are more accessible to persons with disabilities.
Drawing on human rights principles outlined in the UN CRPD, the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and other human rights instruments, this session will examine the best practice of EMBs incorporating an “inclusion lens” when planning their operations over the distinct phases of the electoral cycle (pre-electoral period, electoral period, and post-electoral period). The discussion will
also address various administrative issues, providing EMB participants with practical ideas on how to adapt election processes and procedures to better include persons with disabilities. DPOs, CSOs and officials that partner with election managers towards the shared vision of accessible elections will also benefit from this
discussion of best practice.
Chair: Yustitia Arief - Project Manager of AGENDA
00:30 - Su-Yeon Kim, Director of the International Cooperation Division and the National Election Commission of the Republic of Korea.
22:20 - Arief Budiman, Commissioner of KPU Indonesia
35:00 - Rene Vergara Sarmiento, Former Commissioner of COMELEC
Briefing Summary Day 1 by AGENDA 3rd Regional Dialogue by Disability Rights AdvisorBriefing Summary Day 1
Risnawati Utami – Disability Rights Advisor, AGENDA
Plenary 5 BIDGE on elections and disability rights - AGENDA 3rd Regional DialoguePlenary Session 5: Show case – BRIDGE training on elections and disability rights
BRIDGE stands for “Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections.” Developed as part of an ongoing collaboration between IFES, the Australian Election Commission, UNDP, and International IDEA, BRIDGE is a comprehensive curriculum for professionals involved in the elections. It has been implemented in 77 countries and is used by many election management bodies in Southeast Asia to train election administration staff. Over the last year the AGENDA project has worked with IFES offices in multiple countries around the world to develop a BRIDGE training module that specifically focuses on elections and disability rights. Complementing several of the themes in AGENDA’s third regional dialogue, experienced BRIDGE trainers will offer participants an interactive demonstration of the new module.
Bridge Trainer: Yvonne Goudie and Partono Samino
33:00 - Mr. Ashraf Eid Ibrahim Abdel Rahman Marei from Egypt, National Advocacy Service for people with disabilities
Plenary 6 Engaging youth with disabilities to promote inclusion - AGENDA 3rd Regional DialoguePlenary Session 6: Engaging youth with disability to promote inclusion in political participation and election process: challenges and strategies
This session will discuss ways to improve voter education outreach to youth with disabilities. How can we engage youth with disabilities, raising awareness of their political rights and opportunities to exercise those rights in the election process? We will explore challenges impacting the involvement of youth with disabilities and the strategies some organizations are taking to overcome these challenges. Going beyond elections, the session will also explore how the organizations focusing on youth with disability can contribute to the process of policy making. Panelists will address the broader context of “political participation” and look at ways youth can lead or influence progressive changes to policy.
Chair: Virginia Atkinson
8:45 - Ramini Macharashvili, Founder of Change for Equal Rights Georgia
25:18 - Malvika Iyer, Ph.D. Disability - Inclusion in India
36:25 - Chairman of Center for Disability Studies University of Indonesia
Plenary 7 Incheon strategy and AICHR’s TOR: disability inclusive - AGENDA 3rd Regional DialoguePlenary Session 7 - Incheon strategy, AICHR's TOR and political participation: Toward a disability-inclusive post-2015 development framework
The ASEAN region is unique in that it has several frameworks that promote the political rights of persons with disabilities. This panel will focus on the Incheon Strategy and the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights’ Terms of Reference. These two regional frameworks feed into the global movement to develop a disability-inclusive post-2015 development
framework. AGENDA partners are contributing to each of these structures. This panel will discuss why these frameworks are important, how they can impact the political rights of persons with disabilities and will make recommendations for future action the disability community and EMBs can take in these forums.
Chair: Nguyen Hong Ha, Director of Hanoi Independent Living Center (Hanoi ILC)
17:35 - Kyle Lemargie, Senior Programs and Research Specialist of IFES
49:02 - Aiko Akiyama, Social Affairs Officer of Social Development Division of UNESCAP
Plenary 8 Bali commitment on Equal Access to Elections - AGENDA 3rd Regional DialoguePlenary Session 8 - Bali Commitment on Equal Access to Elections: sharing experience and follow up action
In the second Regional Dialogue, participants drafted, discussed and endorsed the Bali Commitment on Equal Access to Elections. This session will be dedicated to reviewing the document and sharing emerging country or regional practices that are in keeping with the Bali Commitments for persons with disabilities.
Facilitator: Bahrul Fuad – Advocacy and Research Manager, AGENDA - PPDI
Closing Ceremony – AGENDA 3rd Regional DialogueClosing Remarks
0:15 - Vasu Mohan, Asia and Europe Director of International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES)
7:10 - Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Minister of Social Affairs of Republic of Indonesia