ASEAN Women For Peace Registry (AWPR)

The ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) is a means to take stock of its women experts in peace processes, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the ASEAN Charter, and pursuant to the function of the ASEAN-IPR to “pool expertise and support of ASEAN bodies” as stipulated in the Institute’s TOR.

The AWPR also aims to contribute to the implementation of the ‘Joint Statement on Promoting Women, Peace and Security in ASEAN’ (adopted by the ASEAN Leaders on 13 November 2017 during the 31st ASEAN Summit), which encouraged the integration of gender perspectives in all conflict prevention initiatives and strategies.

The inaugural of the AWPR was launched on 13 December 2018 in Cebu City, the Philippines.


Leftenan Colonel Norsuriati binti Haji Sharbini

Staff Officer 1 Legal Unit-Judge Advocate General’s Office (JAG)
Directorate of Personnel, Ministry of Defense of Brunei Darussalam

Expertise:
Mediation, Education and Research, Policy-Making, Capacity Building, Disarmament, Demobilization of Combatants, Reintegration of Combatants, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Networking and Liaison

H.E. Sophally Long

Under-Secretary of State
Ministry of Womens Affairs

Expertise:
Mediation; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Ms. Malinda Kosal

Deputy Director-General
National Center for Peacekeeping Force

Expertise:
Mediation; Education and Research; Capacity Building; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Ms. Youk Sokha

Deputy National Police Commissioner, National Police Commissioner, Ministry of Interior

H.E. Nurmala Kartini Sjahrir

Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the ASEAN-IPR Advisory Board
ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR)

Expertise:
Mediation; Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison; Building a Culture of Peace

Ms. Shadia Marhaban

Mediator
Mediators Beyond Borders International

Expertise:
Mediation; Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Disarmament, Demobilization of combatants; Reintegration of combatants; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Ms. Ayu Kartika Dewi

Managing Director
Indika Foundation

Initiator and Co-Founder
Sabang Merauke and Milenial Islami

Expertise:
Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Crossculture student exchange programs, Peaceful Islam, Peace education curriculum development, critical thinking education

Ms. Sengdavanh Vongsay

Deputy Director-General of ASEAN Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR

Expertise:
Policy Making; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Networking and Liaison (particularly with the Lao Womens Union and other similar institutions)

Ms. Soukphaphone Phanit

Deputy Director-General
Lao Womens Union

Expertise:
Mediation; Capacity Building; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization (coordinating with UN agencies, International NGOs, CSOs); Networking and Liaison

Ms. Vonekham Singkhamvongsa

Deputy Director
Institute of Foreign Affairs

Expertise:
Capacity Building; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Dr. Ayesah Uy Abubakar

Ethnography & Development Research Cluster Head, Borneo Institute for Indigenous Studies, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Dr. Ayesah Uy Abubakar is the head of the Research Cluster on Ethnography & Development at the Borneo Institute for Indigenous Studies (BorIIS) in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She is a senior lecturer at the International Relations Programme of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Heritage at the same university. Dr. Ayesah teaches human rights, international humanitarian law, and peace and development among many others. This 2019, she has published a book on Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development: The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro Right to Self Determination,co-published by Springer and UMS Press. She also co-authored a chapter on Mindanao in a book called,Comparing Peace Process, edited by McGinty & Ozerdem, published by Routledge, 2019.

In 2014, Dr. Ayesah was a recipient of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Presidential Award for her work on peacebuilding in Southeast Asia. From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Ayesah is among the three architects of a track 1.5 peacebuilding program called Consolidation for Peace for Southern Thailand, Aceh and Mindanao, a program by the Research & Education for Peace, Universiti Sains Malaysia (REPUSM), Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN) and JICA.

Dr. Ayesah completed her PhD in Social Sciences (Development Studies) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (2013). She obtained a Master in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management (2002) and a Certificate in Inter-cultural Management-American Focused Management from the Japan America Institute of Management Science (1999). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Audio-Visual Communication from the College of Mass Communication at the University of the Philippines in Diliman (1995).

Expertise:
Education and Research; Capacity Building; Networking and Liaison.

Ms. Fadlilawati BT Masran

Coordinator for Community
Mediation Programme Department of Unity and National Integration

Ms. Deborah Henry

Co-founder and Director
Payong Organization

Ms. Zin Mar Aung

Representative of Pyithu Hluttaw
Parliament

Expertise:
Mediation; Policy Making; Community Social cohesion; Networking and Liaison Dr. Wah Wah

Dr. Wah Wah Maung

Director-General
Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Planning and Finance

Expertise:
Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Dr. San San Aye

Director-General of the Department of Social Welfare

Expertise:
Policy Making; Capacity Building; Healing and Reconciliation; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Ms. Teresita Quintos-Deles

Former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Expertise:
Mediation; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Community Social cohesion; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Dr. Gloria Jumamil-Mercado, MNSA
Executive Director/ Program Head – Executive MNSA
Philippine Center for Excellence in Defense, Development, Security (PCEDS)
National Defense College of the Philippines
Department of National Defense
Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City 1100
Philippine Representative, ASEAN Women Peace Registry
Commodore, Philippine Navy
Commander, Naval Forces Reserve Eastern Visayas
Former Chairperson, Government Implementing Panel
Philippine Government – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) Peace Accord
Former Philippine Focal, Women Peace? Security
Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process
Former Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Executive Director
Performance and Projects Management Office
Office of the Cabinet Secretary
Office of the President, Malacaan Palace
Former Senior Vice President and Dean
Graduate School for Public and Development Management
Development Academy of the Philippines

Expertise:
Mediation; Education and Research; Policy Making; Capacity Building; Disarmament, Demobilization of combatants; Reintegration of combatants; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization; Networking and Liaison

Ms. Amina Rasul-Bernardo

Amina Rasul-Bernardo is the President of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy. She is a member of the Board of Regents of Mindanao State University. One of the leading Muslim leaders in the Philippines working to strengthen peace and development as well as promote human rights, justice and democratic practices in Muslim Mindanao, she has spearheaded the organizing and capacity-building of Muslim women, particularly those who teach in the madrasah, for peace-building and prevention of violent extremism. Her efforts led to the establishment of the Noorus Salam (Light of Peace), an organization of Muslim women active in Mindanao and Muslim communities in Metro Manila. She has developed an Islamic peace education program in cooperation with Muslim religious leaders.

She has been a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation.

She has written & edited several books on the Mindanao conflict, Islam, and democracy such as Broken Peace? Assessing the 1996 GRP-MNLF Final Peace Agreement and The Radicalization of Muslim Communities in Southeast Asia.

She was a member of the Philippine cabinet under former president Fidel V. Ramos, serving as Presidential Advisor on Youth Affairs and appointed concurrently as the first chair of the National Youth Commission (NYC), which she organized. In addition, she has served as Commissioner of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, representing Muslims; as a board member of the Philippine National Oil Corporation (PNOC) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP); and as founding director of the Local Government Guarantee Corporation (LGGC). She was a member of the Board of the Mindanao Development Authority.

She was a UN PEACE awardee for 2019. In 2007, she received the Muslim Democrat of the Year Award from the Washington, DC-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) and is recognized as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Foundation of Jordan.

She holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of the Philippines, an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, and a masters in public administration from Harvards Kennedy School of Government.

Ms. Moe Thuzar

Lead Researcher (Socio-Cultural)
ASEAN Studies Center, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Expertise:
Education and Research; Policy Making (Research outputs helped to inform or influence policy, but did not have a direct or immediate input to policy making per se); Capacity Building; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization (Not directly relevant but research outputs can become advisory inputs to potential or interested donors); Networking and Liaison; Human security norms discussion/ identification

Dr. Tamara Nair

Research Fellow
Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Expertise:
Education and Research; Policy Making (Research outputs helped to inform or influence policy, but did not have a direct or immediate input to policy making per se); Capacity Building; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Resource / Fund Mobilization (Not directly relevant but research outputs can become advisory inputs to potential or interested donors); Networking and Liaison

H.E. Nongnuth Petcharatana

Former Ambassador/former Dean
Devawongse Varopakarn Institute of Foreign AffairsMinistry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Expertise:
Education and Research; Policy Making

Dr. Amporn Marddent

Lecturer
School of Languages and General Education, Walailak University, Thailand

Expertise:
Education and Research (Ethnography); Capacity Building; Networking and Liaison

Dr. Suphatmet Yunyasit

Lecturer
Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

Expertise:
Education and Research; Capacity Building; Networking and Liaison; Program monitoring and evaluation; Cross-community peacebuilding

H.E. Nguyen Nguyet Nga

Ambassador / Senior Advisor
Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam

Expertise:
Policy Making

H.E. Nguyen Thai Yen Huong

Ambassador / Professor
Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam

Expertise:
Education and Research; Policy Making; Community Social cohesion

Dr. Nguyen Phuong Binh

Professor

Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam

Expertise:
Education and Research

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