NFA organized a CSO Consultation to form a Regional Coalition on Statelessness

04 May, 2023 - May 5, 2023
CSO Consultation in Kathmandu, Nepal

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NFA organized a CSO Consultation to form a Regional Coalition on Statelessness

On May 4 and 5, 2023, NFA organized a CSO Consultation in Kathmandu, Nepal to form a Regional Coalition on Statelessness in the Asia Pacific. The process of forming the coalition began on November 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand, where 12 organizations were invited based on their expressed interest in the coalition. This consultation was the most helpful in deciding the principles and values for the coalition.  NFA proposed a list of principles and values for the coalition, and the participants discussed and identified the five key principles and core value. The participants also ranked the core values they thought were important, and it was discussed that all values should be non-negotiable, but some flexibility may be required to accommodate the situations of smaller organizations involved. After much discussion, a Naming Working Group (NWG)  was appointed to decide on a name for the coalition, based on the interests and concerns of the group.

On Day 2 of the CSO consultation for forming a Regional Coalition on Statelessness, The group discussed the possibility of forming a working group for building a rapid response system for collective action and emergency funding. The interim structure of the coalition was decided, with NFA as the secretariat and three working groups focusing on 1) Name, Values and Principles (NVP) 2) Structure Working Group (SWG), and 3) Activities Working Group (AWG). Different deadlines were set for each group, and a separate working group would be formed to decide on the structure of the coalition. After discussing the principles, values, and activities of the coalition, the group identified the need to create working groups to finalize the structure, goals/functions, and activities. The timeline for the formation of the coalition was also discussed, with the group setting specific deadlines for each working group to ensure timely progress. The group recognized the importance of continued communication and collaboration among the working groups to ensure a coordinated and effective approach to achieve the goals of the coalition. Overall, the group made significant progress toward establishing a Regional Coalition on Statelessness, with a clear roadmap for moving forward.


S.NoName OrganizationCountry/ Region 
1Bina Ramanand Family FrontiersMalaysia 
2Melinda Anne SharliniFamily Frontiers (FF)/ NFAMalaysia 
3Maalini RamaloDHRAAMalaysia 
4Elvis Walemba ADRAThailand 
5Fatima Yasmin MUSAWIPakistan
6Tahera HassanIMKAAN welfare organizationPakistan
7Khalid HussainCouncil of Minorities (COM)Pakistan
8Marianne Carmel B. AgunoyAteno human rights centerPhilippines 
9Jeanie KimDUROO association for public intrest litigationRepublic of Korea
10Atika YuanitaSUAKAIndonesia
11Ariela Naomi HRWB Indonesia 
12Rizka ArgadiantiHOST International Australia 
13Rattanak LyWomen Peace MakersCambodia 
14Azizbek AshurovCentral Asian Network on StatelessnessCentral Asia 
15Yadana BraveheartMyanmar 
16Anjuman Ara BegumRight to Nationality and Citizenship Network (RNCN)India 
17Shuchi Purohit NFAIndia 
18Dechen LamaCAPNNepal
19Sangita KarkiCAPNNepal
20Deepti Gurung CAPNNepal
21Ranju MagarCAPNNepal
22Neha Gurung CAPNNepal 
23Binod Chandra DevkotaFWLDNepal
24Sabin Shrestha FWLDNepal
25Binu LamaFWLDNepal
26Prasanna Nirmal AryalNFANepal
27Kritagya RaiNFANepal
28Subin Mulmi NFANepal


Name OrganizationRegion
Ashish YadavJindal Global Law SchoolIndia
Hannah GordonNFA Australia
Grant Mitchell ISIThe Netherlands 
Victor KarunanMahidol University Thailand