2016 Asian NGOs International Development Conference

The“Asian NGOs International Development Conference”is a flagship, biennial international forum hosted by Taiwan AID since 2012. The scheme this year: Asian CSOs in the Age of Transformation: Realizing Agenda 2030 is to discuss how Asian civil society organizations (CSOs) to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aiming at achieving a better world in the next 15 years.

Taiwan AID is privileged to invite Mr. Justin Kilcullen, the former president of CONCORD (European NGOs confederation of Relief and Development ), and Mr. Il-ha Yi, the President and CEO of Good Neighbors International to deliver two keynote speeches about the historical context of SDGs and the response from Asian CSOs.

We sincerely invite you to attend this event to share your thought and experience.

●Date & Venue
1. 10/22 Workshop(9am-4:30pm):
Rm 101 & 103, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University (No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei)

2. 10/23 Main Conference(9am-5:30pm):
Tsai Lecture Hall, College of Law, National Taiwan University (1F, No.30, Sec. 3, Xinhai Rd., Taipei)

●Keynote Speakers
Justin Kilcullen (Ex-President, CONCORD, European NGOs confederation of Relief and Development
Il-ha Yi (President, Good Neighbors International, South Korea)

Organizer: Taiwan Alliance in International Development (Taiwan AID)​
Registration Fee:500 NTD/per day for General publics (300/per day for students)
                                 (Taiwan AID Members enjoy two free quota of people)

Early Bird Fee: The top 50 participants  registering two days enjoy early bird fee (900 NTD  for General publics 、500 NTD for Students),and a teaching material of  emergency relief  ,「Good Enough Guide」brochure, as a gift. 

●Target Participants: NGO Workers、General publics or Students who are interested in international development topics.

●Registration Link:http://goo.gl/forms/KvVN1Vv9l8HLmW8g2

●The Workshop will be proceeded in Chinese.​ Consecutive Interpreting is available.

●The Conference will be proceeded mainly in English. English-Chinese simultaneous interpretation is available.

●workshop seats are limited, please sign up early if you are interested,thank you!

● Tentative Agenda:

1. Oct. 22 (Sat.) Workshop






Lecture 1: Introducing SDGs: Overview and Core Concepts


Coffee Break


Group Discussion 1: SDGs and its Relevance to Taiwanese CSOs

  • Group 1 on Goal 3—Health
  • Group 2 on Goal 4—Education
  • Group 3 on Goal 5—Gender Equality
  • Group 4 on Goal 13—Climate Change
  • Group 5 on Goal 16—Peace, Human Rights and Democracy


Lunch Break


Lecture 2: SDGs and the Environment: Implications to NGOs


Group Discussion 2: SDGs and its Relevance to Taiwanese CSOs

  • Group 1 on Goal 3—Health
  • Group 2 on Goal 4—Education
  • Group 3 on Goal 5—Gender Equality
  • Group 4 on Goal 13—Climate Change
  • Group 5 on Goal 16—Peace, Human Rights and Democracy


Wrap-up and Synthesis


2. Oct. 23(Sun.) Main Conference








Keynote Speech I

Topic: Moving from MDGs to SDGs: Implications for CSOs


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion I

SDGs and Accountability: Perspectives from Development, Human Rights and Environmental NGOs


Lunch Break


Keynote Speech II

Topic: Asian CSOs’ Responses to the Opportunities and Challenges to SDGs


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion II

SDGs and Social Innovations: Perspectives from Different Sectors: Women、Rural、Partnership and Social Design


General Discussion


Closing Session


●Keynote Speakers's profile :

1. Justin Kilcullen

He has been engaged in process of development effectiveness issues  as being twice member of the Irish national delegation to UN MDG summits, Head of Concord delegation to the High Level Forums in Accra and Busan in 2008 and 2011. And he also contributes to CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness by participating" Open Forum" and "Better Aid". At the same time, he actively involves in campaigning and supervising on policies of development and international aid in EU. In 2015, as one of Global CSOs representatives, Justin Kilcullen attended to conference of  UN Beyond-2015 development agenda. Throughout these engagements of international conferences, He has solid field experience on context of regional and global development .

2. Il-ha Yi

Il-Ha Yi is the current President of Good Neighbors International and has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2009. Prior to joining Good Neighbors, Mr. Yi's career highlights include serving as the Fundraising Director of World Vision, the President of Korea NGO Council of Overseas Corporation, and the General Secretary of Good Neighbors' Social Welfare Foundation. He received his B.A. in Theology from Yonsei University and studied social work at the Graduate School of Soongsil University, and NGO management at the Graduate School of Eastern University.