The South-East Asia (SEA) Red Cross Red Crescent Leaders Meeting is a meeting amongst South-East Asia National Societies, which is supported by the SEA IFRC Secretariat. This annual meeting brings together Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) leaders from the South-East Asia (SEA) region, IFRC and ICRC to discuss and decide on issues of interest to the Movement in the region. Participating National Societies (NS) are Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent, Cambodian Red Cross, Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), Lao Red Cross, Malaysia Red Crescent, Myanmar Red Cross, Philippines Red Cross, Singapore Red Cross, Thai Red Cross, Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL) and Viet Nam Red Cross.
The purpose of the annual meeting is:
- To discuss Movement policy and issues of the Red Cross and Red Crescent work among the National Societies, the Federation secretariat and the ICRC and agree on appropriate action and follow up.
- To take stock of the progress of the strategic directions of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and to develop and implement key actions through regional cooperation and networking among the National Societies, the Federation secretariat and the ICRC.
- To ensure that the regional National Society networks and forums are accountable towards the RCRC SEA leaders meeting.
- To get closer to each other and to take advantage of the strength of working together.
- To increase the performance and effectiveness of our work.
- To go beyond the networking for better cooperation and coordination.