Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
ADRA’s purpose statement is: To serve humanity so that all may live as God intended. This is coupled with our motto: Justice. Compassion. Love.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a humanitarian organization delivering relief and assistance to people in need across Thailand. With a physical presence in six provinces, our work focuses on areas such as human trafficking, human rights, education, livelihoods and health. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible actions.
In September 2015, UNHCR partnered with ADRA to launch the Statelessness Reduction and Community Sensitization Project, which aimed at assisting populations with high prevalence of statelessness in applying for nationality, permanent residency, registering in the national civil registration system, completing birth registration procedures, and related processes in order to obtain the issuance of civil status documents.
This collaboration with ADRA will continue under the Statelessness Reduction and Community Sensitization Project in 2020 and 2021 in Chiang Rai, which hosts the second largest stateless population in Thailand. The project activities will be conducted across 29 schools and 45 communities throughout three districts in Chiang Rai, namely Mae Fah Luang, Mae Chan, and Mae Sai. They will benefit a wide cross-section of those stateless/at risk of statelessness in Chiang Rai. UNHCR proposes using the additional funding support in 2021 to support activities carried out by ADRA focused on enhancing access to nationality procedures for the elderly.
ADRA Thailand is seeking an experienced and competent consultant or firm to carry out on study on challenging to resolving statelessness amongst the elderly in Thailand
Purpose and objectives of the study
The overall purpose of the study on statelessness elderly is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the legal, policy and administrative frameworks as well as the processes/practices impacting on access to nationality and legal status for stateless elderly in Thailand with the goal to identify with causes, administrative/legal bottlenecks and other challenges to resolving stateless elderly, in addition to recommend measures or actions necessary to reduce elderly stateless in Thailand.
The study objectives
Explore and enhance understanding of root causes and complexity of the elderly stateless
Gaps in the legislative, policy and administrative frameworks that may lead to produce elderly stateless
Analysis of existing mechanisms to reduce elderly stateless such as nationalization procedures,
Procedures and processes/regarding the issuance of birth certificates, permanent residency or any measures/ procedures in place to address protracted situation of stateless
Discrepancy between law and practices on stateless elderly
Mapping of stakeholders, including identification of actors involved in reduction and protection of stateless elderly
Provide the programmatic, policy and legislative recommendations to ensure stateless elderly to access nationality and legal status
Inception report and detailed work plan
Final Report on the results/findings of the assessment and recommendations in English or Thai
Interested individuals or firms will be required to submit their proposal to undertake the assignment. A detailed cost breakdown to complete the task, CV detailing previous work conducted. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Bottleneck Study for Stateless Elderly no later than 15 February 2021
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