Strategy Meeting of TCI Asia 9-12 Bangkok 2015

As most of you are aware, TCI Asia was formed in November of 2014, as a new association or collective of people, broadly aiming to realize Article 19 of the UNCRPD, concerning the inclusion of persons with (psychosocial) disabilities, in the Asian region. A ‘Press Release’ is found on this blog site, for those who are new to TCI Asia, and this blog.
The strategy meeting in Bangkok is hosted by Bapu Trust and APCD Bangkok, found at (
The objectives of the upcoming meeting are:

– To share advocacy work and experiences in the Asian region and to review recent international developments

– To have constructive  discussions on questions and challenges that have confronted us in our in-country advocacy (e.g. cross disability alliance strengthening, common minimum understanding of roles and methods, etc.)

– To debate possibility and elements of an UNCRPD compliant Mental health law

– To consider CBR framework, its strengths and limitations towards inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities

– To learn and brainstorm, how to better participate and be included in UN based advocacy, especially post 2015 agendas, if not too late already

– To Plan for TCI Asia Annual gathering in Korea with KAMI / OhYong Kweon and

– Finally, new ideas, sustainability issues and if possible, TCI Asia structure

This strategic meeting of persons with psychosocial disabilities is hosted by Bapu Trust and APCD, Bangkok; with support from IDA and OSF. It is being convened by the Bapu Trust.

List of participants

S.No.  Country Name
1 Philippines Janice Cambri
2 Nepal Susmeera Aryal
3 Nepal Jagannath Lamichhane
4 India Amba Salelkar
5 India Bhargavi Venkatasubramaniam
6 Korea OhYong Kweon
7 India Shivani Gupta
8 India Amarmani Bhagat
9 India Gautam Chaudhury
10 India Sarbani Dasroy
11 SriLanka Mallika Hewage
12 SriLanka Asanga Mallikarachchi
13 Bangladesh Mahbub Ara Akter (Shilpi)
14 China Linus Yang
15 China Qimei
16 HongKong Sophie Heung
17 Indonesia Yeni Rosa Damayanti
18 Thailand Kim Tiengton
19 Thailand Natcha Mitrakul

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