New group highlights Diakonia’s Socio-Economic Justice work

The first global meeting on the theme Socio-Economic Justice (SEJ) brought together representatives from Africa (Andreas Ulfsax), Asia (Niza Concepcion) and Latin America (Lina Erazo), to discuss the vision and objectives, targets and workplan of Diakonia in its SEJ work. Members from head office in Stockholm include Domingo Torres Santos (International department advisor on grant […]

Masculinity and Gender Equality Workshop

  What’s it like to be a man in today’s society? How can I use my gender consciousness to push for equality and dignity? These are some of the deep questions asked by our male colleagues during a three-day workshop on Masculinity in October in Thailand. The event provided a safe, confidential space for the […]

Regional Exchange on Migration

Thirty participants attended the regional exchange on migration in Chiangmai, organised by the Mekong Migration Network (MMN). The event aimed to build capacities of Diakonia partners to work on migration issues by learning about the work of migrant organisations affiliated with MMN in the Mekong region. Participants had field visits to migrant work sites, interactions […]

TBC’s former Executive Director talks at ARO

“When no one else wants to get involved…” Mr. Jack Dunford, former Executive Director of The Border Consortium visited the Asia Regional Office to present his account of the history of The Border Consortium (formerly Thai-Burma Border Consortium) which proved to be intricately linked to the history of Burma itself. Colleagues from Diakonia ARO and Thailand […]

Peace Studies Participants visit Asia Regional Offce

  ​More than thirty participants from seventeen countries including Afghanistan,Egypt, Lebanon, Uganda and Tanzania are in Thailand for a three week course on peace building and conflict sensitivity. The annual course is organised by Diakonia partner Asian Resource Foundation <http://www.arf-asia.org/> and brings together participants from various ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. The course hosts for […]

Diakonia holds IT systems training for all staff in Asia

  Forty staff members of Diakonia offices in Asia are holding a two week training on IT systems in Chiangmai Thailand from January 12th. The training is led by officers from Diakonia’s Stockholm Office namely Eva Aberg, Laila Stenberg, Marianne Gustafsson and Ann Elofsson. As pilot site for testing and using the new systems in the organisation, the training involves all […]

Asia-Latin America EU Funding workshop held in Thailand

The ‘Asia-Latin America European Union (EU) Funding Workshop’ was an exchange initiative that was the outcome of our Regional Manager Yvonne Dahlin’s first visit to Diakonia office in Latin America in May 2013. Facilitated by 2 of our colleagues from Diakonia Latin America Regional Office based in Colombia, Bogota, the workshop was held in Chiang […]

ACT Alliance raising support for Philippine typhoon victims

Diakonia has launched a fundraising support for victims of super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Reports reaching Diakonia in Stockholm indicate thousands of families rendered homeless and provinces in Central Philippines without food and water for several days as rescue and relief aid vehicles encounter difficulty in transporting goods through roads full of debris and landslides. […]

The Border Consortium Meets with Donors

The Burma Consortium successfully held a week-long general meeting and donors’ assembly in early November in Chiang mai. The meeting reviewed challenges and opportunities in TBC’s work with refugees amidst Myanmar’s political climate. Diakonia staff from Myanmar, Asia Regional Office and Stockholm participated in the seminar on Emerging Perspectives on Southeast Burma where representatives of ethnic groups […]

Inter-regional exchanges of Diakonia managers from Asia and Africa

From May 25 to June 4, country managers and regional management met up with their colleagues at head office and colleagues based in Africa. It was the first such exchange ever in Diakonia. As such, it is indicative of the reorganisation of Diakonia that has been taking place since a few years back. Internally it […]