In 2008, leaders of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) confirmed their commitment to promote global security and determination to combat global health threats, including pandemic influenza, at the 7th ASEM Summit (ASEM7). Since its official launch in 2009, the Asia-Europe Foundation Public Health Network (ASEF PHN) has been contributing to improve ASEM Partners’ capacity for managing public health emergencies by targeting experts from both health and non-health sectors (governments, international organisations, business corporations, academia, media and non-profit organisations) across Asia and Europe.
The High-Level Meeting on Risk Communications for Public Health Emergencies is a joint undertaking between the ASEF PHN and the Santé Publique France (SPFRANCE). It is part of ASEF PHN’s series of workshops and meetings on risk communications, which began in 2013. The upcoming Meeting will focus on strengthening countries’ capacity to support emergency risk communication for public health emergencies, especially in relation to migrants and ethnic minorities.
The ASEF PHN is seeking an independent consultant/consulting company to undertake a role of facilitator for the High-level Meeting on Risk Communications for Public Health Emergencies with a view to:
- Collaborate with ASEF and SPFRANCE in preparation and designing the programme of the meeting by contributing technical expertise, including write-up of simulation scenario as required;
- Facilitate the meeting (ice-breaker, case studies, panel and group discussions, simulation exercises and wrap up);
- Provide assistance for communication strategies including use of social media; and
- Produce a report of the meeting.
The meeting is planned to take place on 10–11 October 2018 in Paris, France. The selected facilitator also needs to submit a facilitation plan and refine a tentative programme prior to the High-level Meeting. Hence, the work will commence end of July 2018.
Interested parties should send a draft proposal including brief information about the company and methodology to implement the activities (maximum 5 pages; please refer to application form, which includes financial proposal), together with their CV and accompanying cover letter demonstrating suitability. If you form a team of more than 2 people, indicate their role(s).
Applications should be emailed to Ms Riko KIMOTO, Project Executive for ASEF Public Health Network (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday, 19 July 2018, 23h59 (Singapore time). Please direct your inquiries to Riko.
For more details, please see the full text of the Call for Proposals.