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Southeast Asian Peoples’ Alternative Regionalism: Convergence Space on Alternative Regionalism | A Conference

Everyone is invited to an online and face-to-face conference, “Southeast Asian Peoples’ Alternative Regionalism, ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum 2022 Convergence Space on Alternative Regionalism” on November 3 and 4, 2022.

Interested participants may sign up to attend via Zoom. For face-to-face participants, the program will be held at KC Market, Street 105k, Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The conference is free and open to the public.

About the Conference 

The Southeast Asian Peoples’ Alternative Regionalism is a conference that aims to explore the concept of alternative regionalism and discuss strategic actions that can strengthen people-to-people cooperation and cross-border solidarity.

This year, the Southeast Asian Peoples’ Alternative Regionalism features four workshops that cover alternative practices and frameworks of Southeast Asian practitioners, people-to-people cooperation among grassroots organizations and marginalized communities, and solidarity across Southeast Asian borders. Each workshop includes a panel discussion moderated by Southeast Asian practitioners.

Day 1: November 3

Workshop 1: Understanding People-to-People Regionalism from Below

1:00pm – 2:30pm (Cambodia Time) • 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Philippine Time)

    • Dr. Eduardo Tadem, UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development
    • Lini Zurlia, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus
    • Norm Sina, Gender and Development for Cambodia
    • Josephine Parilla, PATAMABA-WISE/Homenet Philippines

Workshop 2: Stories from Below, Reinforcing Peoples’ Alternatives

3:00pm – 4:30pm (Cambodia Time) • 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Philippine Time)

    • Guangchunliu Gangmei, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
    • Dr. Cynthia Maung, Mae Tao Clinic
    • Chhim Sithar, Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld
    • Vu Thi Minh Hang, Vietnam Women’s Union

Day 2: November 4

Workshop 3: Intersectionality and Cross-border Solidarity

1:30pm – 3:00pm (Cambodia Time) • 2:30pm – 4:00pm (Philippine Time)

    • Delfia Pereira Usboco, Manufahi Peasant Union Timor Leste
    • Chhan Sokunthea, Cambodian Center for Independent Media
    • Srun Srorn, Cam ASEAN
    • Cipriano Fampulme, Aksyon sa Kahandaan sa Kalamidad at Klima

Workshop 4: Strengthening Alternative Regionalism through the People-to-People Exchange between South and Southeast Asian Alternative Practitioners

3:00pm – 4:30pm (Cambodia Time) • 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Philippine Time)

    • Anwar Sastro Ma’ruf, Konfederasi Pergerakan Rakyat Indonesia
    • Dr. Eduardo Tadem, UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development
    • Vasudha Varadarajan, Vikalp Sangam


The conference is co-organized by The Movement for Alternatives and Solidarity in Southeast Asia, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, Sustainability and Participation thru Education and Lifelong Learning – Philippines, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, HomeNet Southeast Asia, Konfederasi Pergerakan Rakyat Indonesia, Gender and Development Cambodia, and UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) Program on Alternative Development.

Program on Alternative Development and UP CIDS

The Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) is one of 12 research programs under the University of the Philippines’ Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS). AltDev aims to consider paradigms and frameworks that are marginalized and excluded from mainstream discourse in order to offer alternatives to the existing system. It recently published a discussion paper, “Promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Among Vulnerable Groups in the Philippines,” which can be downloaded here.

Visit the AltDev page to learn more about the program and to download more publications

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) is a policy research unit of the University of the Philippines. It is mandated to encourage collaborative and rigorous research addressing issues of national significance. Currently, it has 12 research programs.