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. The CCSDPT Secretariat with with an Executive Coordinator and 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 18 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 and embassies.
CCSDPT Officers 2013
Mr. Thomas Benton, ADRA Thailand – Chairperson
Ms. Sally Thompson, TBC – Vice Chairperson
Ms. Sally Thompson – Camp Management Sector Focal Point
Mr. Jacob Murray – Education Sub-Committee Chair
Ms. Andrea Menefee – Food Assistance and Nutrition Sector Focal Point
Dr. Susanne Rastin – Health Sub-Committee Chair
Ms. Madeline Sahagun and Ms. Andrea Costa – Livelihoods Working Group Co-Chair
Protection Sub-Committee Chair – To be announced
Shelter Sector Focal Point - The Border Consortium
Ms. Corinne Day – Executive Coordinator
CCSDPT Inter-Agency Code Of Conduct
All members of CCSDPT are signatories to the CCSDPT Inter-Agency Code of Conduct (2008)