5th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on
Community Driven Development (CDD)
“Partnerships for Inclusion and Resilience”
December 6-8, 2022 | Vientiane
Venue: Lao Plaza Hotel
As a follow-up to four previous regional community-driven development (CDD) conferences held in Indonesia in November 2013, the Philippines in March 2015, Vietnam in June 2016 and Sri Lanka in April 2018, this three-day conference will explore experiences and lessons learned in using CDD approaches to:
· foster the inclusion of poor and marginalized groups;
· build resilience to natural disasters, shocks and climate change; and
· support government-community partnerships.
To this end, the conference will provide a venue for a regional exchange of knowledge and peer-to-peer learning, deepen the knowledge base by reviewing successful models and lessons learned, and consider future activities that will be of use to the regional CDD community of practice.
Conference format and dynamics:
· Interactive with select presentations and panel discussions based around specific country experiences, challenges faced and lessons learned, followed by open discussion.
· In some sessions, participants will be divided into smaller groups for in-depth discussions on specific topics.
· Panel discussion with facilitators, field staff and local government representatives engaged with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic CDD program—the Poverty Reduction Project.
DAY I | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION
09:00 – 09:15 OPENING REMARKS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
· Mr. Thongphat Vongmany, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Lao People’s Democratic Republic
09:15 – 09:25 OPENING REMARKS BY THE WORLD BANK
· Mr. Alex Kramer, Country Manager, The World Bank Laos
09:25 – 09:35 OPENING REMARKS BY AUSTRALIA
· Mr Dan Heldon, DFAT - Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Vientiane
09:35 – 09:45 GROUP PHOTO
09:45 – 10:00 PROCESS OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTIONS
· Mr. Jost Wagner, Lead Facilitator
10:00 – 10:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:15 CDD GLOBAL TRENDS
· Mr. Nicolas Perrin, CDD Global Lead, Mr. Stephen Winkler, M&E Specialist, CDD Global Solutions Group, Mr. Sean Bradley, Lead Social Development Specialist, The World Bank
Global context for CDD: areas of growth, new evidence and areas of debate and innovation
Presentation \ Meeting Recording with Nicolas Perrin
Meeting Recording with Stephen Joseph Winkler
11:15 – 12:30 FROM SHARING KNOWLEDGE TO TAKING ACTION
· Representatives of each country program
In this session representatives of the present country programs will share a rapid update on their programs and highlight their biggest achievement or ‘headline’ story
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 15:00 SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: ISSUES AND POTENTIAL ROLE FOR COMMUNITIES
Introduction by Mr. Sean Bradley, Lead Social Development Specialist, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank.
· Address by Ms. Louise Cord, Global Director, Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice, World Bank—“Community View from COP27”
· Presentation by Ms. Abidah Setyowati, Sr. Social Development Specialist, Climate Change, East Asia and Pacific, The World Bank
· Followed by Q&A session
15:00 – 15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:15 – 16:30 BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
In this session resource persons will share experiences from the field how they have prepared and mitigated the effects of climate change using CDD.
· Indonesia delegation
· Philippines delegation
· Solomon Islands IEDCR delegation
Ms. Abidah Setyowati to share key take-aways from country case presentations & Mr. Jost Wagner to facilitate participant take-aways.
16:30 – 17:00 FINAL REFLECTIONS ON THE DAY 1
18:30 – 21:00 WELCOME DINNER
DAY II | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7
08:30 – 08:40 WELCOME BACK, RECAP OF DAY 1 AND EXPECTATIONS FOR DAY 2
08:40 – 09:40 PROJECT BOOTHS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE DIFFERENT NATIONAL PROGRAMS
Programs have space to present via selected media an overview of their programs that shows scope, coverage, key features, and pictures from the field.
Method: Gallery Walk
09:40 – 10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:00 – 12:00 REFLECTIONS FROM THE FIELD
PRF facilitators and District Staff describe experiences with implementation of Lao CDD operation with focus on challenges for including marginalized groups, responding to disasters and the effects of climate change.
Moderator: Mr. Ben Burckhart, Sr. Social Development Specialist and task team leader of PRF
· Resource Persons:
- PRF Facilitators
- PRF District Staff
12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:00 USING CDD APPROACHES TO FOSTER INCLUSION
In this moderated talk-show style discussion senior experts and practitioners will share what we mean by inclusion and how CDD has and could help the inclusion of the poorest, vulnerable groups and women
Moderator: Mr. Jost Wagner, Conference Facilitator
· Resource Persons:
o Ms. Felicity O’Brien, Assistant Director, Social Protection Section, Human Development and Governance Division, DFAT
o Mrs. Chanpheng SIVILA, Lao Disabled Women’s Organization
o Ms. Giorgia Demarchi, Sr. Social Development Specialist and Gender Advisor, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank
Method: Interactive Panel
15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 16:30 INCLUSION IN PRACTICE: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
In this interactive session resource persons will share lessons learned and insights from successful country programs
· Inclusion of persons with a disability, and pathways for women’s leadership: Timor-Leste delegation
· Ethnic minorities: Lao delegation
· Use of technology to enhance inclusion: Kyrgyz delegation
Ms. Giorgia Demarchi to share key take-aways from country case presentations & Mr. Jost Wagner to facilitate participant take-aways.
16:30 – 16:45 FINAL REFLECTIONS ON DAY 2
16:45 -- 18:00 SPECIAL SESSION TO DISCUSS AND SHARE INFORMATION ON SUBNATIONAL FISCAL REFORMS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Ms. Gulrano Tlepova, Social Development Specialist, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank
DAY III | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
08:30 – 08:40 RECAP OF DAY 2 AND EXPECTATIONS FOR DAY 2
09:00 – 10:30 MEET THE “EXPERTS”
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to sit and discuss in small groups with any one of the several “experts” from the various agencies present to ask specific questions about the various topics covered during the conference, including CDD in general, social dimensions of climate change, gender, indigenous/ethnic minority inclusion, etc. Specific areas of expertise will be identified beforehand, and conference participants will be asked to “book” a time slot to meet with the designated “experts” to explore their specific areas of interest.
Method: Meet the expert
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 11:45 FEEDBACK FROM THE GROUP WORK
11:45 – 12:30 THE WAY FORWARD
Participants will discuss what initiatives would be of most interest to them as a community of practitioners over the next year. How can we better support each other’s work? Groups to be divided by country delegation with up to two countries per group
12:30 – 12:45 FEEDBACK, EVALUATION
12:45 – 13:00 CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE ORGANIZING AGENCIES AND PARTICIPANTS
13:00 -- 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 – OPEN TIME TO VISIT VIENTIANE AND/OR DEPARTURE