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About International Volunteer Day

``Volunteers Build Resilient Communities``

In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared that ‘5 December’ of each year shall be observed as the International Volunteer Day to promote volunteer work and benefits worldwide and to increase engagement in volunteer programmes. December 5 is celebrated as International Volunteer Day in 123 countries, including Turkey. Thanks to the UN General Assembly’s proclaiming 2001 as the Year of International Volunteer to further mainstream and promote voluntary services; relevant works and actions have gained more importance and momentum.

To this end, on IVD, a number of diverse activities and celebrations, where knowledge and experience are shared, and voluntary activities are encouraged and appreciated, are held to introduce, promote and mainstream volunteerism, thus, directing individuals to become more responsible, act together and volunteer for the society in which they live.

Agenda

05 December 2020

 

 

 

 

TIME THEME SPEAKERS
10:30-10:50 Welcoming

UNDP Good Will Ambassador Mert FIRAT

UNV Turkey Country Coordinator Nil MEMİŞOĞLU

10:50-11:10 International Volunteer Day 2020 Opening Speeches

NVC Co-Secretary General – Derya KILIÇALP

GIZ Turkey Country Director – Rubeena ESMAIL-ARNDT

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkey – Alvaro RODRIGUEZ

United Nations Volunteers, Deputy Program Managing Coordinator – Toily KURBANOV

President of the United Nations General Assembly at its 75th Session – Ambassador Volkan BOZKIR

11:20-11:35 Talk: Volunteerism in Emergency Response

UNV Turkey Country Coordinator – Nil MEMİŞOĞLU

Guest: AFAD President – Dr. Mehmet GÜLLÜOĞLU

11:35-11:50 Talk: Volunteerism in Emergency Response

UNV Turkey Country Coordinator – Nil MEMİŞOĞLU

Guest: Turkish Red Crescent President Dr. Kerem KINIK

11:50-12:20 Panel: Volunteerism in Emergency Response

Moderation: Assoc. Prof. Itır ERHART

Guests: AFAD – Mehmet Akif CAN

Turkish Red Crescent – Nurdal DURMUŞ

CSEP – Serhan SÜZER

Community Volunteers Foundation – Ali Sinan AVŞAR

Turkish Psychological Association – Psych. Dünya POLAT

12:20-12:30 Bosphorus Jazz Choir Video Performance
12:35-12:40

UN Women – 16 Days of Activism

Light the Dark Campaign

12:40-13:20 Panel: Volunteerism in Private Sector

Moderation: Shell Turkey – Meltem OKYAR PERDECİ

Guests: Akbank – Murat GÖLLÜ

Zorlu Holding – Zülal ÖZTÜRK KAYA

Koç Holding – Ayça AKSOY

13:25-13:35 Call for Ideas for Sustainable Volunteerism Moderation: Habitat Association – İsmail METİN
13:40-14:10 Panel: Volunteerism in Public Sector

Moderation: Deniz Temiz Association, TURMEPA – Belgin ERGÜL

Guests: Directorate of EU Affairs, Director General for Financial Cooperation and Project Implementation – Bülent ÖZCAN

Director General for Relations with Civil Society – Ahmet TÜRKOZ (tbc)

Third Sector Foundation of Turkey, Secretary General – Rana KOTAN

14:10-14:20 Bosphorus Jazz Choir Video Performance
14:20-14:50 Panel: Art and Volunteerism

Moderation: UN Women – İpek Naz ÇINAR

Guests: The Bosphorus Jazz Choir – Masis Aram GÖZBEK

Needs Map – Mehmet SARICA

Theater Cooperative – Yeşim ÖZSOY

14:55-15:25 Panel: E-Volunteering

Moderation: SosyalBen – Ece ÇİFTÇİ

Guests: Social Inovation Center – Suat ÖZÇAĞDAŞ

Voluntery Services Association – Nevin BAŞARAN ALKAN

Needs Map – Sevdanur GÖKRENK

15:30-16:00 Panel: Volunteerism in Universities

Moderation: Bilgi University – Prof. Dr. Nurhan YENTÜRK

Guest: İstanbul University – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat ŞENTÜRK

Abdullah Gul University – Lect. Zeynep Tuğçe ÇİFTÇİBAŞ GÜÇ

Yaşar University – Lect. Kevser YAVUZ

16:05-16:30 Panel: Sports and Volunteering

Moderation: NVC – Derya KILIÇALP

Guests: SES Women Sports – Ezgi KIRILMAZ

BoMoVu – Hamit Levent EVCİ

AYDER – Ercan TUTAL

16:35-17:05 Panel: Intergenerational Volunteerism

Moderation: Musician and Producer – Harun TEKİN

Guests: Climate Activist – Selin GÖREN

UNDP – Nuri ÖZBAĞDATLI

Climate Activist – Atlas SARRAFOĞLU

Young Leader for the SDGs – İlayda ESKİTAŞÇIOGLU

17:05-17:15 Panel: Strengthening Volunteering Infrastructure in Turkey

Moderation: NVC Co-Secretary General – Erdem VARDAR

Guest: GIZ NEXUS Project Representative – Doğu ERDOĞAN

17:15-17:25 Volunteer Stories
17:25-17:30

How to become a UN Volunteer?

UN Volunteers Turkey Field Unit

17:30-17:40 Closing Remarks

UNV – Nil MEMİŞOĞLU

UGK / Fark Edenler – Derya KILIÇALP

UGK / YUVA – Erdem VARDAR

17:40-17:55 Closing Video