2023 DTP Asian Alumni Workshop

Bangkok, Thailand

26 - 27 June, 2023

This meeting has concluded

The Diplomacy Training Program organised a two-day workshop in Bangkok, Thailand with some of the Asian-based alumni of its human rights training programs over the last 30 years. The purpose of the workshop was:

  • to reflect on the impact of DTP’s human rights capacity and network building programs over the last 30+ years;
  • to discuss and provide input on the current needs and priorities for human rights advocacy capacity building in the current context in Asia;
  • to discuss how DTP could effectively support the development of DTP alumni networks, and support DTP alumni in their work for human rights; and
  • to provide input into DTP’s future capacity building strategies.


The 28 workshop participants came from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. They all had attended different DTP courses from the very first DTP program in 1990 through to the most recent ones in 2023. In depth video interviews were also conducted with selected alumni.

DTP acknowledges with appreciation the support and involvement of its partners, Human Rights Development Foundation (HRDF), Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA).

Links and resources

Report from DTP's Asian Alumni Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, June 2023.


Adrian Pereira
Anelyn De Luna
Anselmo (Seonghoon) Lee
Boonthan Verawongse
Edel Hernandez
Frederic Wilson
Jerald Joseph
Jeudy Oeung
Lucille Abeykoon
Sri Lanka
Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso
Nukila Evanty
Nurul Qoiriah


The Diplomacy Training Program's 2023 Asian Alumni Workshop received support from the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).