Bali Plenary Report
The ‘Classic Edition Plenary’ of TCI Asia Pacific was held at Bali, Indonesia from 26th to 29th August 2018.
The Bali Plenary had participation from 21 countries from the Asia and Pacific Region, namely, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan, South Korea, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Fiji, Myanmar, Tonga, Maldives and Timor Leste. Country representation, regional representation, involvement of Pacific Island countries, leaders of the cross disability movements at the national and regional levels, technical support agencies and observers were all considered in the planning.
The primary focus of the plenary, among other issues, was to reframe our advocacy from ‘mental health’ to ‘inclusion’ and by shifting the ‘entry point’ to the development sector, inclusive of but not restricted to healthcare sector. The adoption of Bali Declaration was a successful outcome of this session.