Asia Pacific Village
The Asia-Pacific Village aims to bring the diversity of our region and our congress together in a space where our differences are celebrated. The Asia-Pacific Village will provide a place where we can both interact and engage on a personal level, sharing all our combined experiences, knowledge and skills, build coalitions, and promote interactive learning among communities living with and affected by HIV and AIDS including policy makers, researchers and other groups in the community.
The Asia-Pacific Village will translate the 9th ICAAP theme Empowering People, Strengthening Network in a more friendly, fun, and colourful way. The Asia-Pacific Village will host a range of activities, including small groups discussions, informal education activities, art performances and cultural shows, regional stalls selling handicrafts and snacks made by people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
The Asia-Pacific village will be beautifully located at the Westin Hotel grounds, providing a place to retreat from the sometimes hectic conference sessions, and will be open to delegates as well as the general public from 09.00 to 17.30 during the Congress.
Important Notice: Submission for cultural performance proposals has closed. Result of the proposals review has been announced and finalized in June 2009.
Delegates wishing to stage cultural performances in the Asia-Pacific Village may submit proposals to the Secretariat. Proposals should be submitted through the website using the Abstract Submission Form between 1 December 2008- 15 March 2009. The deadline has been extended from 15 March 2009 to 27 March 2009. Those who cannot access the website may contact the Secretariat to obtain the Abstract Submission Form, which should be returned by mail or via courier to the Secretariat.
Proposals will be subject to a peer-review process carried out by the Asia Pacific Village Sub-Committee. Acceptance of proposals will be announced in April 2009.
Delegates interested in participating in the Asia-Pacific Village: (a) should be sponsored by their organisations, or (b) should seek sponsorship from other organisation for their travel-related expenses, or (c) may apply for scholarship (please see Scholarship section).
Free exhibition space at the Asia-Pacific Village
A number of free exhibit booths will also be made available for AIDS service organisations, NGOs, and CBOs at the Asia-Pacific Village. Delegates wishing to exhibit in the Asia-Pacific Village may submit applications to the Secretariat. Application forms can be downloaded from the website. The application deadline is 30 June 2009.
Important Notice: Application for exhibition space has closed. Result of the proposals review has been announced and finalized.
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