NFA is working in partnership with persons with lived experience and their coalitions, persons and organisations with significant learned experience, along with national and international NGOs to implement the following activities and interventions. These have been developed following NFA’s multi-stakeholder consultations in late 2020 and 2021.

Stakeholder Mapping 

NFA completed a mapping of the laws and stakeholders working on statelessness in the Asia Pacific region. NFA conducted a series of individual and multi-stakeholder consultations, surveys and bilateral meetings with a number of stakeholders in the region. Through the mapping, NFA has now completed a sub-regional study on statelessness and has compiled a list of stakeholders working on statelessness in the region.

NFA is now building on this regional mapping and conducting a high-level mapping of the stakeholders in the South-East Asia region. Through this mapping process, NFA will explore the possibility of regional movement building and collaboration among the different stakeholders.

Research

During the mapping process, NFA completed a sub-regional study of the statelessness situation in the Asia Pacific. The study provides an overview of the laws on statelessness in the region. NFA is currently conducting a study on the impact of COVID-19 on stateless persons in the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, NFA is supporting our partners to conduct research on arbitrary immigration detention of stateless persons.

Capacity Strengthening of Partners

NFA’s partners include grass-root organizations and coalitions of affected persons. NFA is currently supporting such organizations and coalitions to provide them with necessary technical and legal support in their advocacy work. NFA is also engaging with civil society organizations in the region to organize dialogues with affected persons and their coalitions.

Promoting inclusive spaces

NFA aims to act as the bridge between different stakeholders in a particular country or sub-region, bringing them together to address the impacts and root causes of statelessness and prioritise the interests of persons with lived experience. NFA is a member of some global coalitions and is aiming to create spaces for fair and meaningful engagement and programming across the statelessness ecosystem focused on the needs of persons with lived and learned experiences.

Movement Building

After the completion of the high-level mapping of the stakeholders in the South-East Asia region, NFA plans to explore the possibility of regional movement building and collaboration among the different stakeholders to address statelessness. NFA will work closely with our partners in Indonesia and Cambodia to support their national movement building process as well.