Thailand / Asia
Indonesian NGOs have started preparations and women's NGOs are a
part of the working group. APWLD is planning to co-organize women's workshop at the People's Forum.
Interested persons are welcome!
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Santitham YMCA Building, 3rd Floor, rooms 305-308,
11 Sermsuk Rd, Mengrairasmi, Chiangmai 50300,
Telephone: 66 53 404613, 66 53 404614
Fax: 66 53 404615
A CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
NGO/PEOPLES FORUM in accordance with
4TH PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MEETING
Jakarta, Indonesia: May 24 - June 7, 2002
World Summit on Sustainable Development: Rio+10
A World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa in September
2002. The Summit is to review the implementation of the outcomes of 1992 United Nation Conference on
Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
The WSSD will take place at the Head of State level, and is the first ever multi-stakeholders Summit. All
major sectors of society, including groups such as NGOs and business and industry will have an
opportunity - through Regional PrepComs - to have inputs into the process, and to help shape the agenda.
4th PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MEETING
On May 27 - June 7, 2002, the Indonesian Government will host the Fourth Preparatory Committee Meeting
(PrepCom) in Jakarta to conduct multi-stake holder dialogues and to gather inputs from major groups. The
Jakarta meeting is a ministerial one to provide strategic vision and policy guidance as well as
elements for political document to be submitted and
endorsed by the WSSD. The document should reinvigorate the global commitment to a North-South partnership and
a higher level of international solidarity to accelerated implementation of Agenda 21 and the
promotion of sustainable development.
INDONESIAN NGO WORKING GROUP for RIO+10
More than 25 Jakarta and Bogor-based NGOs have established an Indonesian NGO Working Group
(IWG) for Rio+10. The members of the coalition are representatives of each major group (NGOs/civil
society groups working on environment, women, labor, indigenous people, children and youth, farmers and
fishers). Scientist is the only major group not represented in IWG for Rio+10.
The main activities of IWG are:
1. Liaise with the chairman of global WSSD's PrepCom,
Mr. Emil Salim to channel inputs from Indonesian civil society as well as from
2. Organize an NGO/Peoples Forum during the Fourth PrepCom, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia in May/June
3. Facilitate the development of Indonesian Major Group's inputs and participation at all PrepComs and
the Johannesburg Summit.
YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AT THE NGO/PEOPLES FORUM in accordance with PrepCom IV
AND TO HELP US SHAPE THE AGENDA
The IWG plans to conduct the NGO/Peoples Forum with the following format:
- Thematic workshops
- Lobbying/Meeting with delegates
- Press Conferences
The IWG will arrange:
- reservation of hotel/motel rooms
- tents/rooms for NGO meeting and exhibition
- transportation to/from hotel to the 4th PrepCom IV
AS A START, WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE FOLLOWING:
1. What are the main themes/topics that you think should be covered in the thematic workshops?
2. Would you be willing to be a convener for one of the workshop? If yes, for which theme?
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FEEDBACK TO THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL
email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the NGO/Peoples Forum will be put out in our website as of September 2001. The
address of the website will be announced later
- Coordinator of the IWG: Ms. Emmy Hafild,
Executive Director of WALHI
- Coordinator of the NGO Forum: Ms. Dewi
Suralag,a National Program Director - WWF Indonesia, E-mail: email@example.com
- Public Outreach Coordinator of IWG: Mr. Harry
Suryadi, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretariat: The Indonesian Environmental Forum
Jl. Tegal Parang Utara 14
Tel. 62-21-7941672 Fax. 62-21-7941673
Contact person: Rini Nasution :
Charkiewicz and Yvonne Underhill are co-coordinators of the DAWN program on sustainable
livelihoods. Regarding the DAWN input to Rio + 10, we think of giving special attention to issues of
gender and changing consumption and production patterns with equity.
Contact: Ewa Charkiewicz at email@example.com
The World Summit on Sustainable Development (also
known as Rio + 10), will be a summit gathering from 2 - 11 September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, of
world governments, concerned citizens, United Nations agencies, multilateral financial institutions and
other major actors to assess global change since the historic United Nations Conference on Environment and
Development (UNCED) of 1992. In Johannesburg, the world will take a critical look back at UNCED, and aim
to arrive at a comprehensive, frank and useful review of the past ten years.
The World Summit Secretariat has invited all countries to establish National Preparatory Committees as an
important mechanism to facilitate national preparations for 2002 and enhance existing efforts to
coordinate sustainable development activities. It is suggested that National Preparatory Committees
will involve representatives of government, local authorities, professional associations, major groups,
media and other partners including local offices of relevant UN Organizations. National Preparatory
Committees are expected to engage in two primary functions: (i) undertake national reviews/assessments, and (ii) raise awareness and mobilize
stakeholders at the national and local levels.
So far Secretariat has not heard anything from the Government of India
regarding the national preparations. In this background, Pasumai Thaayagam has written a
letter to the Hon’ble Minister,Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
If you have interest in the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable
Development, get in touch with us.
Kindly send your advice, comments, and suggessions.
African Gender and Energy Network (SAGEN)
The network forms part of ELCI and ENERGIA
SAGEN is holding a Southern African regional 'Planning and Capacity Building' meeting here in Johannesburg
20-21 August 2001 TO STRATEGISE TOWARDS THE FORTHCOMING WORLD SUMMIT 2002, with main objectives of:
Review and evaluate the progress of the regional and national networks
* Identify obstacles and problems encountered
* Draft a framework for communication strategies
* Develop project ideas for the network and its members
* Streamline activities to be undertaken at national and regional levels
* Identify funding strategies for implementing proposed plan of action and project activities.
The expected outputs of the meeting are:
A detailed work-plan for the forthcoming World Summit 2002 and beyond
* A communication strategy for the network
* Strategies for fundraising and proposals for funding activities for the national and regional network
* An allocation of responsibilities for proposal writing and fund-raising.
Minerals & Energy Policy Centre
P O Box 395 Wits 2050 South Africa
Tel. +27 (0) 11 403 8013
Fax. +27 (0) 11 403 8023
Uganda Women Tree Planting Movement
Women and Environment Conference in preparation of RIO+10
organising a global meeting in March 2002 in preparation for RIO+10. UWTPM is a
member of the international network on women and environment, which came as a result of the UNCED process.
More information at: http://www.kabissa.org/wougnet/projectnews.html#WEC2002