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Senior Executive Officers Network

Graphic: Members of the SEO Network


The Senior Executive Officers Network (SEO) was established in 2002.

It provides an opportunity for the senior management of NHRIs in the Asia Pacific to share information and expertise around organisational policies, management practices, staff development strategies.

It also encourages communication about the APF's regional projects, including staff exchanges, training programs, annual meetings and workshops, and participation in United Nations and other international fora.

SEO Roundtable

Since 2011, the Australian Human Rights Commission has hosted an annual SEO Roundtable.

The informal nature of the annual SEO Roundtable meeting provides participants with an opportunity to discuss the context in which they operate and explore a range of management issues, including:

  • Relationship with Commissioners
  • Strategic leadership
  • Staff development
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Strategic engagement with the APF.

In addition to the annual Roundtable Meetings, the SEO Network has met together at the 12th APF Annual Meeting (2007), the 13th APF Annual Meeting (2008), the 14th APF Annual Meeting (2009) and the 16th Annual Meeting (2011).


Graphic: Group photo of participants at the 2017 SEO Network Meeting

NHRI senior managers share good practice

Malaysia

A series of “operations guides” will be developed by senior managers of NHRIs in the region to share good practice and encourage each other.


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Sharing good practice on monitoring demonstrations and conflict

Representatives of NHRIs shared their experiences of monitoring demonstrations and situations of civil unrest and internal conflict.

SEO Network event

2014 SEO Network Meeting

23 Jun 2014 Australia
Monitoring
SEO Network event

2013 SEO Network Meeting

24 Jun 2013 Australia
Media comms
SEO Network event

2012 SEO Network Meeting

24 May 2012 Australia
SEO Network event

2011 SEO Network Meeting

23 Mar 2011 Australia
More events

Full Members

Afghanistan

Mr Mohammad Musa Mahmodi
Executive Director

Australia

Ms Padma Raman
Executive Director

India

Mr Jaideep Govind
Secretary-General

Indonesia

Mr Sriyana
Acting Head Bureau of Planning, Internal Monitoring and Cooperation

Jordan

Ms Nisreen Zerikat
Acting Commissioner for Protection

Malaysia

Mr Dawamani a/l D Ponnusamy
Secretary

Mongolia

Mr Altangerel Choijoo
Executive Director

Nepal

Mr Bed Bhattarai
Secretary

New Zealand

Ms Cynthia Brophy
Chief Executive

Palestine

Mr Ammar Dwaik
Director General

Philippines

Homero Matthew P. Rusiana
Director, Field Operations Office

Qatar

Ms Ghalia Al-Thani
National Human Rights Committee of Qatar

Republic of Korea

Mr Young-sun Cho
Secretary General

Samoa

Ms Loukinikini Villi
Human Rights Director

Sri Lanka

Mrs Samanthi Jayamanne Paranagama
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

Thailand

Mr Mr. Sopol Chingchit
Secretary-General

Timor Leste

Mr Aureo Savio
Director General

Associate Members

Bangladesh

Mr Hiranmaya Barai
Secretary

Kazakhstan

Daniyarkhan Shoranov
Chief Expert

Maldives

Mr Ahmed Ameen
Secretary-General

Myanmar

Mr Phone Kywe
Director

Oman

Dr. Obaid Said Al Shaqsi
Secretary-General


Image credits

  1. Members of the SEO Network - APF/James Iliffe