Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA)

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Feb 1994, Tagaytay (Philippines). Derives from Socio-Economic Life in Asia (SELA), an informal group set up at 'Development of the Human Resources in Asia Workshop (DHRRAW)', 1974, Swanganivas (Thailand); Centre for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (CENDHRRA) was set up at the same time as support structure to DHRRAW and commenced operations 29 Apr 1975, Manila (Philippines). Secretariat located in Jakarta (Indonesia) from Apr 1994 to June 1998, when relocated to current address in the Philippines. EU Transparency Register: 963001335226-19.


Promote partnerships among DHRRAs - social development networks and organizations involved in 'Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas'; develop concepts of self-directed rural development and self-management among small farmers, fishing populations and rural communities; secure information and resource exchange; strengthen local and regional capabilities; ensure resource accessing and network programmes.

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Programmes respond to specific and regional needs of DHRRA family and partner-communities: 'Institutional Services' focus on internal programmes for institutional development of DHRRAs - NGDO management development; NGO sustainable development; research and publication. 'Networking' is directed at promotion and development of the people's economy/movement - economic and technical cooperation, research and documentation, exposure/dialogue programme - and at Asian NGO representation and advocacy, people's employment and development of rural areas, North-South partnership/dialogue/conference, research and publication.


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Consultative Status

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN); United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 10 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 14: Life Below Water



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