The Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) was formed in 1975 as a communications network for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who met on a regular basis to exchange information and to discuss their work. CCSDPT coordinated their efforts and assisted in representing the membership’s interests to the Royal Thai Government, international organizations and embassies.
Annually, the CCSDPT members elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson and the Directors meet bi-monthly in Bangkok and Mae Sot. The CCSDPT Secretariat with an Administrative Officer assists the Directors in following-up on issues raised by the membership. Monthly meetings attended by NGOs, International Organization and interested Embassies serve as a source of information on the current refugee situation as well as the coordinating point for refugee services and the exchange of technical view points.
At its peak in 1981, CCSDPT membership included 52 agencies serving refugees from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Current membership is 13 and activities are now focused primarily on working with displaced persons from Burma.
The CCSDPT is funded by contributions from the membership and subscriptions from international organizations.
CCSDPT Sector Focal Points
Camp Management Working Group: Focal Point - Mr. Timothy Moore, TBC
Education Sub-Committee: Chair - Ms. Kevina Maddick, RTP
Vice chair-Sr. Evelyn De Alba F, JRS
Food&Nutrition Sector: Focal Point - Ms. Maria Bovill, TBC
Health Sub-Committee: Chair- Dr. Myo Zaw Htet, MI
Vice chair for Health - Dr. Aye Aye Moe,IRC
Vice chair for Psycho-social- Chair- Ms. Iris Thielfoldt, IRC
Vice chair for WASH- Mr. Lasantha Herath, MI
Livelihoods Working Group: Chair- Ms. Vittoria Garofalo, COERR
Vice chair- Ms. Emily Grose , ADRA
Shelter and Settlement Sector- Mr. Saw AuBright, TBC
Health Information System Program (HIS) Coordinator- Mr. Htay Min Oo
Ms. Jarongporn Sukontatat (Tik) - Financial Administrator
CCSDPT Inter-Agency Code Of Conduct
All members of CCSDPT are signatories to the CCSDPT Inter-Agency Code of Conduct (2008)