Keynote speakers

Our Keynote Speaker:We are honored to have ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Alicia Dela Rosa Bala, as our Keynote Speaker of Ratchasuda International Conference on disability 2014. The Conference will be held at Ratchasuda College of Mahidol University thailand, February 20-21, 2014.

 Mrs. Alicia Bala

Ms. Alicia Dela Rosa Bala

Deputy Secretary-General,
ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Indonesia

Alicia Dela Rosa Bala is currently Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Department. Positions held prior to her posting to ASEAN Secretariat include Undersecretary for Policy and Plans, Department of Social Welfare and Development; Philippines Representative on Child's Rights to the ASEAN Commission for the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of Women and Children; SOCA Focal Points for ASCC Philippines and Chair, Sub Committee on Social Protection Under the Social Development Committee of the National Economic and Development Authority.

Alicia has also chaired the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council and National Committee on Filipino Family. Other roles Alicia has undertaken include Project Director, National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction and Deputy Project Director, Department of Social Work and Development Reform Agenda.

Alicia Dela Rosa Bala attained her Master's degree in Social Work from the Institute of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines, and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Centro Escolar University. Her accolades include: First Best Manager Awardee (2004), Department of Social Welfare and Development; Distinguished Alumna (2001), Centro Escolar University Alumni Foundation; and Cum Laude (1972).

Panel speakers

Senator. Monthian Buntan

Thailand Association Of The Blind
Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Akiie Ninomiya

Executive Director: The Asia-Pacific
Development Center on Disability (APCD)
Bangkok, Thailand