Call for Application ASEAN Advocacy Training, 4-8 June 2016, Bangkok

MMN is inviting applications to our ASEAN Advocacy Training, to be held from 4-8 June 2016, in

There are 20 places available for the training, which is open to organisations from the Mekong
countries which are members of the ASEAN, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and
Vietnam. There is no limit on the number of applications per organisation or country. The ASEAN
Training will be a 5 day training (excluding arrival and departure dates) and will include one day of
advocacy action.

The objective of the training is to enable trainees to better understand how to advocate to ASEAN
and to stimulate action within MMN. Training will be practical in nature and focus on developing
advocacy and analysis skills, as well as learning practical information about how ASEAN can be
utilized for advocating for migrants’ rights. As such, the trainees will be expected to remain engaged
in MMN ASEAN advocacy activities for at least 6 months following the training. As the training is
also a pilot programme, trainees will be expected to provide detailed feedback.

Criteria for applications:

 Previous advocacy experience;
 A leadership role within their organization, for example, able to speak on behalf of the
organization, able to commit to advocacy action on behalf of the organization;
 Capacity to communicate and read in English;
 Commitment to actively participate in the training and follow up activities with MMN (at
least 6 months);
 Passion, enthusiasm and commitment to ASEAN advocacy in a long term;
 Endorsement by their organization; and
 Ability to travel to other ASEAN countries.

Please note that while application is open to non MMN member organisations, MMN member
organisations will get a priority in consideration, in order to maximize the chance of continued

Endorsing organisations must commit:

 To provide support for the participating staff (e.g. time, equipment, information etc)
Key dates to note:
 Deadline for application : 27 March 2016, as we have received several requests to extend the deadline for application for the ASEAN advocacy training, to be held in Bangkok on 4-8 June 2016,  the deadline is now extended to 12 April 2016. We hope this gives enough time to prepare for those who are interested in participating.

 Successful applicants will be notified by: 15 April 2016

Please note that for successful applicants,
 MMN will cover the travelling cost to/from your home country to Bangkok and local cost
(accommodation, food).
 MMN will apply for a travel insurance including medical/accident coverage for the duration
of training.

To apply, please fill the attached application form and the Memorandum of Agreement and send
them to by 27 March 2016 (by 12 April 2016 as the deadline is now extended). Please make sure the Memorandum
of Agreement is duly signed by the applicant and the head of the endorsing organization.

PDF file with related links are available here: Concept note and criteria-final

2016 ASEAN ADVOCACY TRAINING-application -final

ASEAN advocacy training-Memorandum-of-Agreement-final