Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Civil Society

Contact points in Asia-Pacific

Since the preparations for the 1996 World Food summit, FAO has partnered in the Asia-Pacific region with the Asian members of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC), a global network of NGOs/CSOs concerned with food sovereignty issues and programmes. It includes social organizations representing small farmers, fishers, indigenous peoples, urban poor and agricultural workers' trade unions.

For FAO, the IPC Asia focal contacts are:
Pesticide Action Network Asia-Pacific (PAN-AP)
Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC) 

In addition, in early 2010 an Ad Hoc Committee of Civil Society was created during a CSO consultation in Manila supported by FAO. The focal contact for the Ad Hoc Committee is AsiaDHRRA.

FAO’s focal point for liaison with civil society in Asia and the Pacific is
Diderik de Vleeschauwer, information officer based in Bangkok, email Diderik.deVleeschauwer@fao.org