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									                    WORLD CONGRESS OF NGOS

     Enhancing Human Dignity: The Role of NGOs
                                December 10-13, 2009
                                 Manila, Philippines


                                        Schedule



                          Thursday, December 10, 2009
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM     International Council Meeting (Closed Session)
                      (Conference Room 4)

1:00 PM – 6:30 PM     Exhibitor & Poster Set-Up (Millennium Hall)

1:00 PM – 7:30 PM     Conference Registration (Centennial Hall Foyer)

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM     Orientation Meeting with Session Chairs and
                      Moderators (Closed Session) (Conference Room 4)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM     Opening Reception (Congress officially opens)
                      (Centennial Hall A)

                      Receiving Line
                      Finger food and dessert reception
                      Entertainment

      Welcoming       Taj I. Hamad
      Remarks         Secretary General, WANGO

                      Judge Dolores L. Español
                      Chairperson, Transparency International-Philippines




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                                       Friday, December 11

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM         Breakfast on Your Own (For those staying at the Manila Hotel,
                          breakfast is included with the accommodations)

7:00 AM – 6:30 PM         Conference Registration (Centennial Hall Foyer)

8:00 AM – 6:30 PM         Exhibits & Posters (Millennium Hall)

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM        Opening Plenary Session (Centennial Hall B)
                          The NGO Revolution: A New World of Human Dignity

      The concept of human dignity is fundamental to the character of being human, signifying that all human
      beings possess an intrinsic worthiness. This intrinsic worthiness is widely recognized by international law as
      the source of all human rights. As noted in the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
      (1948), respect is owed to every individual by the mere fact that he or she is a ―member of the human
      family.‖ Article 1 of this Declaration notes that ―all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and
      rights,‖ and both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International
      Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) state that human rights ―derive from the
      inherent dignity of the human being.‖
                Human dignity is the concern of all NGOs. Whether striving to prevent or treat disease, advance
      reconciliation or prevent conflict of warring parties, or provide humanitarian aid, at the forefront of an
      NGO’s mission is the recognition of the inherent dignity of each human being.
                The NGO Revolution—the remarkable growth in number, importance, and diversity of NGOs in
      recent decades—signifies a unique opportunity to advance initiatives related to human dignity. Their
      flexibility and grassroots connections aid them in quickly mobilizing resources and their often single-minded
      commitment and strong motivation gives them a civic power that other institutions may lack. They typically
      strive to use cost-effective means, mounting projects without large offices, staff, or funding—making do with
      what little they have for the sake of their mission. Often NGOs are willing to address threats to human
      dignity that other groups may overlook, and have an ability and willingness to work beyond borders and
      build partnerships.
                The Opening Plenary Session will explore the role of NGOs in addressing and elevating human
      dignity.

      Chair               Taj I. Hamad
                          Secretary General, WANGO

      Speakers            Honorable Alain Destexhe (invited)
                          Senator, Belgium
                          Former Secretary General, Médecins sans frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

                          Dr. J’Lein Liese
                          Founder, Foundation for Global Leadership

                          Felicidad Soledad
                          Executive Director, Philippine Council for NGO Certification

                          Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak
                          Chair, International Council, WANGO

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10:30 AM – 11:00 AM         Refreshment Break with Exhibitors & Posters                      (Millennium Hall)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM         Special Symposia A & B


       Symposium A           Envisioning the Future: NGOs and the World in 20 Years
                             (Roma Salon)

       What will this world look like in twenty years? What are the geopolitical, social, economic, technological,
       and health trends, and how will these impact the work of NGOs two decades from now? Can we envision a
       world free from want, free from fear, and with a sustainable environment, as well as universal freedoms of
       speech and religion? Can we foresee a world in which extreme poverty and hunger are eradicated, there is
       universal primary education, child mortality is greatly reduced, and the digital divide is effectively bridged?
                We are living in a time of great opportunity and great risk. This session will provide an overview of
       the trends that are shaking the foundations of society as we know it, and the future of NGOs in addressing
       global challenges. Presented will be a vision of the future world, and a framework for assessing global
       prospects for humanity, as well as an opportunity to investigate how NGOs can become creators and
       transformers of their vision rather than just stewards of their organization’s mission. The session also is
       designed to examine the outlook for the next era of globalization and question the role of southern and
       northern NGOs in this new era. Overall, this session is designed to stimulate thinking about the future, and to
       help prepare NGOs for that future.


       Chair                Dr. Aurora Martin
                            President, Euro-Atlantic Partnership for Sustainable Development
                            Vice President, Romanian Women's Future (RWF)

       Speakers             Georges T. Roos
                            Director, European Futurists Conference Lucerne

                            Dr. Santosh Kumar
                            Chairperson, Post-graduate Diploma in Management of NGOs program
                            Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India


       Symposium B The End of Human Trafficking (Centennial Hall B)

       A form of ―modern day slave trading,‖ trafficking in persons is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that is a
       major threat to the lives and rights of human beings. Involving both commercial sex trafficking and forced
       labor trafficking, it is considered to be the third most profitable organized criminal activity in the world, after
       drugs and arms trafficking, netting about seven to ten billion dollars annually. The most recent United States
       Trafficking Report estimates that 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international
       borders each year, but this does not include the vast numbers of people trafficked within their own countries,
       and incidents are severely under-reported. Many NGOs and international organizations estimate the actual
       number of trafficked persons to be at least two million, and the International Labor Organization gauges that
       about 12.3 million people are in forced labor and sexual servitude at any give time.
                 Preying on the vulnerable, tricking and abusing victims, degrading and endangering their lives,
       traffickers fundamentally abuse human rights. Approximately 80 percent of the victims are girls and women
       and about 50 percent are children. And in addition to brutally impacting individual victims, the health and
       security of the nations are impacted.
                 There is no country that is immune from human trafficking. Southeast Asia is a flourishing
       trafficking market, especially for sexual exploitation, with women in such countries as Nepal, Thailand,
       Cambodia, and Burma particularly targeted. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Kul Gautum describes the



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      trafficking of women and children across Asia as ―the largest slave trade in history.‖ He notes that in Asia
      and the Pacific alone, ―more than 30 million children have been traded over the last three decades,‖ with
      victims usually being teenage girls. The U.S., Australia, and Europe are primarily destination countries, but
      are used for some transit as well. All 53 African nations also deal with human trafficking, with victims often
      children that are recruited as soldiers and prostitutes, forced into armed conflict and sold as purity brides.
                A large number of NGOs and human rights organizations throughout the world are dedicated to
      combating this issue. Amnesty International, Free the Children, and Shakti Samuaha are among the many
      NGOs dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking in hundreds of different countries. This session will
      examine the significant role of NGOs in combating human trafficking and working towards a new world
      without this heart wrenching and brutal situation.


      Chair               Imam Ameer Salahuddin
                          President, Islamic Center of Passaic-Paterson

      Speakers            Kailash Satyarthi
                          Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour

                          Jean Enriquez
                          Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

12:30 PM – 2:15 PM        Lunch (Centennial Hall A)

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM        Meeting of the Congress Declaration Committee (Conference Room 4)
                                                                                           (Closed session)

 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM        Workshops

      Workshop 1          Essential Fundraising Skills for NGOs            (Centennial Hall B)

         One of the most critical issues that non-profits face is ensuring financial sustainability for their good
         works to continue. Do you have what it takes to start fundraising for your cause? Are you ready to
         fundraise? These two questions are posed as a challenge as we learn the basic skills every fundraiser must
         learn to be successful. This session will provide an overview of the principles and techniques of raising
         funds, the key strategic activities to achieve the desired goals, and prerequisites for success.

         Trainer          Marianne G. Quebral
                          Executive Director, Venture for Fund Raising Foundation


      Workshop 2          WANGO’s Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs: Self-Certifying Your
                          NGO (Champagne Room)

         One method of assessing and improving NGO accountability is by a program of self-assessment whereby
         NGOs may evaluate their compliance to a set of standards and certify that they are adhering to the
         applicable standards. This session will unveil a new self-certification program designed around
         WANGO’s Code of Ethics and Conduct for NGOs, a set of fundamental principles, operational principles,
         and over 100 standards to guide the actions and management of NGOs. Introduced will be the NGO
         Compliance Manual, designed as a tool to help nonprofits assess whether their policies and procedures
         are currently in alignment with the Code.

        Trainer           Dr. Frederick A. Swarts
                          Assistant Secretary General, WANGO


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      Workshop 3        Utilizing the New Technologies for Nonprofits           (Roma Salon)

        New technologies offer ways for NGOs to work more effectively and efficiently in caring out their
        missions. This workshop will examine some of the tools of technology and new media that have
        transformed nonprofit organizations. Included will be an introduction of fully integrated systems for
        managing your finances and operations, connecting remote users via the internet, and improving the
        productivity of your desktop applications and server resources—with all components working together to
        increase your operational efficiency, enrich the work of your staff, minimize administrative expenses,
        eliminate paper-based transactions, and dynamically improve the value and content of information
        delivered to your constituents.

        Trainer         Baris Vural
                        International Sales Manager, Serenic


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM      Refreshment Break (Millennium Hall)

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM       Panel Sessions (A, B, C, D)

        See document Panel Session Presentations for abstracts of these presentations.

      Panel A           Peace, Security, and Human Rights            (Roma Salon)

      Panel B           Civil Society Development         (Conference Room 1)

      Panel C           Education and Health        (Champagne Room)

      Panel D           Family, Women, and Youth           (Conference Room 4)


7:00 PM – 8:30 PM       WANGO General Assembly / Dinner (Business meeting and dinner for
                        WANGO members only) (Champagne Room)




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                                      Saturday, December 12
  (This day will be held in partnership with the Global Peace Convention, with sessions of the
  World Congress of NGOs and the Global Peace Convention open to attendees of either event.)

 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM         Breakfast on Your Own

 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM         Conference Registration (Centennial Hall Foyer)

 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM         Exhibits & Posters (Millennium Hall)

 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM        Interactive Plenary Session: Mindanao Peace Initiative                   (Fiesta
                                           Pavilion)

       The Mindanao Peace Initiative (MinPI) is a rising civil-society peacebuilder and is involved in a participatory
       and inclusive approach to peace anchored on respect for cultural and religious differences. It has identified
       sectors from the grassroots peace constituency representing Mindanao Island’s Christian and Muslim
       religious leaders, Lumads, academe, business, professionals, and public servants, with the majority of
       participants coming from the Department of Education.
       This session will highlight the work of MinPI (www.minpi.info) and present innovative projects and
       approaches in peacebuilding developed in Mindanao. This will be an interactive session with participants
       discussing the issue in small groups.


       Speakers            Dr. Estrella Abid Babano
                           Chair, Mindanao Peace Initiative
                           Regional Director, Department of Education in Region 10

                           Select Mindanao Peace Initiative Board Members


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM        Refreshment break with Exhibitors & Posters (Millennium Hall)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM        Workshops & Special Symposium


       Workshop 4          Essential Fundraising Skills for NGOs (Centennial Hall B)

          One of the most critical issues that non-profits face is ensuring financial sustainability for their good
          works to continue. Do you have what it takes to start fundraising for your cause? Are you ready to
          fundraise? These two questions are posed as a challenge as we learn the basic skills every fundraiser must
          learn to be successful. This session will provide an overview of the principles and techniques of raising
          funds, the key strategic activities to achieve the desired goals, and prerequisites for success.

          Trainer          Marianne G. Quebral
                           Executive Director, Venture for Fund Raising Foundation




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Workshop 5         Networking Strategies (Roma Salon)

  Networking is about making meaningful connections with other individuals or groups for joint success.
  Participants in this session will learn practical relational leadership skills for expanding the influence of
  their organization, including what to have in place before starting, what attitude to have, what tools to
  network effectively, and how to handle problems that arise. While the focus will be face-to-face
  networking, such as at conferences, included also will be the use of the online social networking sites,
  which have become a major phenomenon in the new millennium.



Symposium C The United Nations as Partners with Civil Society (Champagne Room)

  Since its founding in 1945, the United Nations has maintained relations with NGOs, who represent the
  concerns of civil society throughout the world. This relationship has been a dynamic one, with the current
  situation vastly different than the time when the U.N. was founded. This session will examine the current
  ―partnership‖ relationship between NGOs and the United Nations.

  Chair            Taj I. Hamad
                   Secretary General, WANGO

  Speakers         Dr. Markandey Rai (invited)
                   Director, UN Global Parliamentarians

                   Genie Kagawa
                   UN Relations, Universal Peace Federation


Reconciliation and Leadership Forum: People of Faith as Leaders of Reconciliation

  Rebuilding after civil war involves more than military, political, economic, and social challenges. After
  leaders agree to halt conflict, there is a long period of grassroots peacebuilding in which distrust and fear
  need to be overcome and people become able to apologize, forgive and reconcile. In such processes,
  people of faith have vital roles. In this session we will learn about how Christian and Muslim leaders are
  working together in places such as West Africa, where wars have been waged between the largely Muslim
  north and Christian south. In other countries, bitter fighting has taken place between people of the same
  religion, such as between the Protestant and Catholic Christians in Northern Ireland. There, Christians
  from various backgrounds have played key roles in ending the conflict and reconciling the communities
  afterwards. Videos and books will be available for those who seek a more in-depth understanding.

  Speakers         Dr. David Bloomfield (invited)
                   Chief Executive, Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Ireland

                   Hon. Rene Velarde (invited)
                   Congressman, House of Representatives, Republic of the Philippines

                   Imam Ashafa Mohammed and Pastor James Wuye
                   Founders, Interfaith mediation Centre, Kaduna (Nigeria)




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       Faith, Family and Peace Forum: Family as the School of Peace

         Wars are fought, ancestral resentment is maintained, and prejudices are passed down partly because we
         fail to see others as we see ourselves. This session will demonstrate how a practical handling of
         relationships within the family provides a model for peacebuilding that has global applicability. When
         individuals learn to be at peace within, they are able to see the reality of others and act in accordance with
         their conscience, principles and compassion. This practical paradigm can help us create peaceful
         relationships in the family and in the world.

         Speakers          SSG Senthiyl
                           Managing Director, Arbinger Southeast Asia, Singapore

                           Deepa Rachel (invited)
                           Director, Manford, India


       Volunteering and Peace Forum: Role of Volunteering in Peacebuilding

         Increasingly the nexus of peacebuilding and volunteering has come into play as the assets of volunteers in
         both conflict prevention and post-conflict rebuilding have come into play in regional hot spots. This
         session facilitated by Service For Peace will elicit participant stakeholder input based on the rich array of
         experiences in GPF social impact models worldwide and provide highlights of peace volunteering service
         learning.

         Speakers          Dr. Charles Phillips
                           President and CEO, Service for Peace (USA)

                           Mohammad Rizal Dalkilic
                           Rizal I Nur Institute of the Philippines

                           Fazida Razak
                           Director, Youth Partnerships, GPSA

                           Dr. Narumol Jotivej
                           Former Chairperson, Santhien Group Foundation

                           Massimo Trombin
                           Executive Director, Service for Peace


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM        Lunch for Attendees of World Congress of NGOs (Centennial Hall A)

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM        Meeting of the Congress Declaration Committee (Conference Room 4)
                                                                                             (Closed Session)

 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM        Workshops and Facilitated Roundtable Discussion

       Workshop 6         The Search for Sneezers: Online Fundraising in Epidemic Proportions
                                                                       (Centennial Hall B)

         This presentation will not solely focus on internet tools but the application and implications of these tools
         on fundraising, particularly online. The internet has become a seamless gateway to effectively solicit the



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  help of others while also capitalizing on the capabilities of a few natural networkers. In this presentation,
  we utilize the spread of disease as a metaphor wherein fundraising is enhanced by the ability of these few
  to ―infect‖ many effortlessly. This metaphor is designed to help attendees understand how to better create,
  execute and measure grassroots fundraising on the internet and how to identify and cultivate ―sneezers‖ in
  online fundraising.

  Trainer          Philip King
                   President and CEO, Artez


Workshop 7         Media Relations and NGOs (Champagne Room)

  News media is unmatched in its ability to shape public perception of NGOs. Good media relations is vital
  if an organization wants to grown and succeed in its mission, gain support for fundraising appeals, and
  place the organization as an authoritative source for future stories. This interactive workshop will provide
  the tools to develop an effective media relations strategy for print, broadcast, and electronic media.

 Trainer           Larry Moffitt
                   Former Vice President, United Press International (UPI)
                   Former Executive Director, World Media Association


Facilitated Roundtable Discussion : Developing a New Future for Africa
                   (Conference Room 1)

  Rich in resources, physical beauty, culture, and history, much of Africa continues to struggle with
  underdevelopment, poverty, disease, conflict, and corruption. This facilitated discussion will examine the
  role of NGOs in mapping out a new and bright future for this continent.

Facilitator        Mohammed B. Attah
                   African Regional Coordinator, WANGO
                   Executive Director, NGO Guide 2000
                   Chairman, Editorial Board of NGO Network


Vasudhaiva Kutumbhakam Workshop: Wisdom from the East: The World as One Family

  A key contribution of Indian philosophy is Vasudhaiva Kutumbhakam, meaning ―the whole world is one
  family.‖ According to this viewpoint, all humankind and all sentient beings are interconnected and
  members of one family. The concept of the world as one family was expressed in Mahatma Gandhi’s
  vision of holistic development, respect for all forms of life, and commitment to non-violence as both a
  creed and a strategy. Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains are playing key roles in peacebuilding in the
  lands where they live. We will hear Ambassadors for Peace talk about their work in place such as India,
  Nepal, Europe, and America. Participants will be invited to join in spiritual exercises including
  meditation, breathing, and chanting that cultivate this consciousness in daily life.

  Facilitator      Ambassador K. V. Rajan
                   Former Ambassador to Nepal and India




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Defenses of Peace: Educating for Peace and Interreligious Understanding

  The Preamble to the constitution of UNESCO states, ―Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the
  minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.‖ Some say that our challenge in the 21 st
  century is to construct the defenses of peace in the minds of children. Speakers at this session will
  describe the circumstances under which they work and present best practices they have developed for
  educating children in areas where religion has been used to fuel violence. Speakers will describe
  educational initiatives in place such as Pakistan and Mindanao, Philippines.

  Facilitators     Dr. Douglas Johnston
                   President, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy USA

                   Dr. Estrella Abid-Babano
                   Director, Dept. of Education, Region X, Philippines


New Media and Social Change: How to use the new media momentum to promote a
culture of peace

  The last 2 decades have seen a radical unprecedented transformation of the media landscape. While until
  the 1980s print media and analog broadcasting was the predominant media today digital computer based
  programs and products, as well as wireless and satellite connections are dominating the media. This
  change has brought forth a much more interactive youth centered communication style and an immense
  increase in communications as well as a redefinition of geographic space. This session will discuss the
  effects of new media on our global society and propose ways to use new media to promote a Culture of
  Peace.


Sports for Peace: Harnessing the Unifying Power of Sports

  Competitive sport stimulates the development of unity between a person’s mind and body through
  challenging personal limitations. Athletes, therefore, strive to reach their individual best while also
  encouraging their teammates, and even their competitors, to reach new levels of excellence. This
  profound experience often results in lifelong friendships even among competitors. This session will
  analyze sports programs and present ways in which to harness the unifying power of sports and apply it to
  peacebuilding activities and educational programs.

  Facilitator      Mohamed bin Hammam (invited)
                   President, Asia Football Confederation


Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Bridging Religious Differences through Service

  When people from different traditions spend a few days together living as a community and working for
  the benefit of others, mutual understanding develops and barriers begin to dissolve. Such programs
  demonstrate that it is possible for our global family to live together in harmony under God for mutual
  benefit. Project leaders will describe effective ways to plan service activities, orient participants, cultivate
  communication and team-skills, visit sacred sites, and encourage individual and group reflection.
  Participants will learn about collaborative projects that they can carry out in their own country, such as
  making murals that include symbols from various religions and cultures.

  Facilitators     Rev. Mark Farr
                   Senior Director, Interfaith Initiatives, Points of Light Institute



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                    Marites Guingona-Africa
                    Trustee, United Religions Initiative, Southeast Asia and the Pacific


Smarter Relationships: Relationship Education for Young People

  Many youth fall into destructive relationships because they lack knowledge, self-awareness and
  relationship skills. We can improve the lives and future of our youth by teaching good decision-making,
  the nature of a healthy relationship, smart choices about sex, and prepare them for lasting loving
  marriages. This session will review some of the best relationship education programs for adolescents and
  demonstrate some of the skills introduced in the programs.


  Facilitators      Dr. Richard Panzer
                    Founder, Center for Relationship Intelligence
                    Founder, Free Teens USA
                    Author, Relationship Intelligence and The War on Intimacy

                    Dr. John Van Epp
                    Founder and Director, Love Thinks Relationship Education


Parenting Education: A Review of parent education programs and practical skills

  Parenting is a critical responsibility and yet there is little instruction for doing it well. Parents and children
  enjoy healthier and happier relationships when parents learn more effective approaches to discipline and
  communication skills. This session will review some of the best parent education programs and
  demonstrate some of the practical skills taught to parents.


Stay Married, Be Happy: The importance of Marriage and Relationship Education

  Never before has marriage been less supported by the social, moral, religious and cultural environment.
  With changing gender roles and loosening of traditional values, couples have more challenges than ever
  before. Studies have shown that couples who learn realistic expectations, gender differences, problem
  solving and communication skills have happier and longer lasting relationships. Conflicted couples that
  had lost all hope often learn how to rebuild their marriage through this kind of education. Marriage
  education is key to building healthy marriages, strengthening the parenting unit and making our most
  important relationships truly fulfilling. This session will review some of the best marriage and
  relationship education programs and demonstrate some of the practical skills taught to couples.


Poverty and Peace: Innovative Models of Poverty Reduction

  This session will examine innovative models of poverty reduction and disease eradication within the
  framework of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. We will examine the UN
  International Year of the Volunteer (IYD 10) campaign as one tool for global organizing during the 2010
  Global Peace Festivals.

  Facilitators      Dr. Michael J. Lenaghan
                    Professor, Miami Dade College (USA)

                    Dr. Teh Su Thye
                    Secretary General, UPF Malaysia


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                          Monica Villenueva
                          Graduate Scholar, University of Asia

                          Kallayaphorn Jaruphand (invited)
                          Asis Programme Associate, UN Millennium Campaign USA


      Disaster Response and Peacebuiling: Innovative Models and Tools for volunteer
      response programs

         Natural disasters in the Philippines and other South Asia locales including the tsunami have prompted
         increased global disaster readiness, response capability and public-private networking. This session will
         examine innovative models and tools for voluntary response in global disaster and its significance to the
         peacebuilding process by engaging civil society leaders across cultural boundaries.


         Facilitators     Miriam Parel
                          Deputy Director, Asia UN Millennium Campaign USA

                          Hon. Gary “Jesus” Domingo
                          Minister, Philippine Mission to the UN-Geneva

                          Rohaniza Sundad
                          Asia America Institute


      Service Partnerships of the Americas: Connecting Americans across the Hemisphere
      through Service

         This session will discuss various service initiatives based in the American Hemisphere, aiming to improve
         relationships between the North and South. The session will highlight the most effective approaches as
         well as propose joint action steps toward a more integrated approach to service in the region.


      The Next Generation Peacebuilders: Youth Empowerment and New Media in Service
      and Peacebuilding

         The Global Peace Service Alliance is collaborating with interfaith youth and service leaders in developing
         international networking and resources to equip next generation leaders. This session will be organized by
         innovative young leaders from diverse faith traditions to further this networking process and to examine
         resources such as Global Youth Service Day, Young Ambassadors for Peace and new social media to
         further engage the vibrant leadership of the Millennial Generation.

         Facilitators     Fazida Razak
                          Director, Youth Partnerships, GPSA Asia

                          Matthew Redmond
                          College Outreach, GPSA


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM         Refreshment break with Exhibitors & Posters (Millennium Hall)



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4:30 PM – 6:00 PM         Workshops

      Workshop 8          The Search for Sneezers: Online Fundraising in Epidemic Proportions
                                             (repeat session) (Roma Salon)

         This presentation will not solely focus on internet tools but the application and implications of these tools
         on fundraising, particularly online. The internet has become a seamless gateway to effectively solicit the
         help of others while also capitalizing on the capabilities of a few natural networkers. In this presentation,
         we utilize the spread of disease as a metaphor wherein fundraising is enhanced by the ability of these few
         to ―infect‖ many effortlessly. This metaphor is designed to help attendees understand how to better create,
         execute and measure grassroots fundraising on the internet and how to identify and cultivate ―sneezers‖ in
         online fundraising.

         Trainer          Philip King
                          President and CEO, Artez


      Workshop 9          NGO Governance and Organization                 (Centennial Hall B)

         Effective governance and organization is vital to the health of any NGO, whether the quality of the board
         of directors, the leadership of senior management, or the recruitment and maintenance of staff and
         volunteers. This session will look at the basics of what makes effective governance and organization of
         NGOs.

        Trainer           Dr. Santosh Kumar
                          Chairperson, Post-graduate Diploma in Management of NGOs program
                          Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India


      Workshop 10         Microcredits and NGOs (Champagne Room)

        Microcredit programs have gained increased prominence in recent years as a means for enabling poor
        people to start small businesses. In particular, many women in developing nations have taken advantage of
        such programs. Financial transactions in very small amounts – i.e., small loans to budding entrepreneurs
        among historically underserved and marginalized communities and social groups – microcredit have been
        credited with helping some 20 million women and their families around the world. This session will
        examine the merits and challenges of microcredit programs and what roles NGOs can or should play in
        assisting the poor and disenfranchised via such means.


      Peacebuilding Relationships at Home and in the World: Part One


      Educating Youth for Smart Relationships: Part One

        Many youth fall into destructive relationships because they lack knowledge, self-awareness and
        relationship skills. We can improve the lives and future of our youth by teaching good decision-making,
        the nature of a healthy relationship, smart choices about sex, and prepare them for lasting loving marriages.




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7:00 PM – 9:30 PM    2009 WANGO Awards Banquet          (Fiesta Pavilion)

       Master of     Dr. Noel Brown
       Ceremonies    President, Friends of the United Nations
                     Chair, WANGO Awards Committee


               Human Rights Award

               Peace & Security Award

               Education Award

                       Entertainment

               Bicentennial Award for Service to Humanity

               Universal Peace Award

               Humanitarian Award




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                                   Sunday, December 13
 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM      Breakfast On Your Own

 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM      Conference Registration (Centennial Hall Foyer)

 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM      Exhibits & Posters (Millennium Hall)

 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM     Panel of Excellence       (Maynila Ballroom)

                        This session will involve presentations of philosophical and practical import by
                        the recipients of the 2009 WANGO Awards, announced during the previous
                        evening’s awards banquet.

       Chair            Dr. Noel Brown
                        President, Friends of the United Nations


10:30 AM – 11:00   AM   Refreshment Break with Exhibitors & Posters               (Millennium Hall)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM     Closing Plenary Session         (Congress officially ends) (Maynila Ballroom)

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM       Optional Tours




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