KEYNOTE: Mr Godfred Paul, Senior Regional Programme Manager
Mr Godfred Paul is the Senior Regional Programme Manager with HelpAe International and is based in the regional office for East Asia and the Pacific , located in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
He has worked with HelpAge for 36 years and in Chiang Mai for the past 20 years.
He is the co-ordinator for HelpAge on Emergencies, DRR and Climate Change and has 16 years experience in responding to some of the major disasters in the region.
He has also developed new initiatives in DRR and resilience building that are lead by older persons and implemented in the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia.
He is also a Governing Board member of the ASEAN Partnership Group, which is a coalition of seven humanitarian agencies supporting the implementation of the ASEAN Agreement of Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER).
He has a Masters in Sociology from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is also a training specialist and has conducted trainings for government and CSO staff in many countries in the region.