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 Sector Focal Points
Camp Management Sector: Focal Person - Ms. Edel Silan 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,HI and Co-Chair Maria
Vice Chair- Dr. Myat Thura, IRC
Livelihoods Working Group: Chair- Mr. Matthias Rimarzik, ADRA
Vice Chair- Yoo, HI
Psycho-social WG: No Chair- rotational chair
WASH WG:Chair: Chair- Mr. Narit Thammarangsee, ARC
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. Jorda Darakamorn, TBC
Ms. Jarongporn Sukontatat (Tik) - Financial Administrator
Ms. Kathryn Delahunty- AVI for Information Sharing Centre Project (contract completed in March 2017)
CCSDPT Inter-Agency Code Of Conduct
All members of CCSDPT are signatories to the CCSDPT Inter-Agency Code of Conduct (2008)