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 15 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 Executive Members

Ms. Sally Thompson, TBC - Chair

Ms. Niamh De Loughry, RTP- Vice Chair

Mr. Stephen Cooper, ADRA- Member

Mr. Elmar Loreti, ACTED- Member

Ms. Christine Petrie, IRC- Member



CCSDPT Sector Focal Points

Camp Management Sector: Focal Person - Mr. Timothy Moore, TBC

Education Sub-Committee: Chairs - Ms. Mam Katerenchuk, Save the Children

                                            Vice Chair- Rollie Verzosa, JRS

Food and Nutrition Sector: Focal Person - Ms Maria Bovill, TBC 

Health Sub-Committee: Chair - Ms. Almedina Music,H

                                      Vice Chair- Ms. Maria Bovill, TBC

Livelihoods Working Group: Chair- Mr. Elmar Loreti, ACTED

                                             Vice Chair- Yoo, HI

Psycho-social WG: No Chair- rotational chair

WASH WG:Chair: Chair- Mr. Narit Thammarangsee, IRC

                   Vice Chair- Yona Suebthayat, IRC (from 1 Jan-30 June, 2017)

                   Vice Chair- MI (from 1 July-31 December, 2017)

Shelter and Settlement Sector- Mr. Saw AuBright, TBC


CCSDPT Secretariat

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)