First Regional Meeting of Asia Development Alliance (ADA) was held in Bangkok

  The First Regional Meeting of the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) was held under the theme, “Promote Asian Solidarity for the World We Want: Asian Civil Society Organization (CSO) Strategies on Global Development Challenges” from Jan.31st to Feb. 2nd and Mr. Shiraishi attended this meeting as a speaker.
  The meeting was aiming to promote international cooperation and solidarity among national and sub-national CSOs to build a global vision and strategy on processes as the post-2015 development agenda, Post-Busan process on aid effectiveness and related sustainable development processes.
  The agenda was focusing on: sharing of experiences among CSOs on their activities and advocacy work; analysis and reflection on international and regional trends and challenges, with a focus on international processes and meetings; and strategizing and developing and joint action plans.Two parallel sessions were held on: Enabling Environment for CSO Development Effectiveness; and Financing for Development - Beyond the Monterrey Consensus.