In the summer of 2020, Tropical Cyclone Mekkhala forms in the Pacific Ocean, strengthens into a Typhoon over the South China Sea, and sweeps over Southeast Asia with devastating results. Countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have all been drastically affected. Typhoon Mekkhala created flooding and tsunamis, destroyed agriculture and fisheries, caused human casualties and housing loss, as well as exacerbated existing social, environmental, and political instability. These nations have a long road to recovery, and are dependent upon the efforts of non-state actors to assist in rebuilding and new development.
In an effort to coordinate post-disaster reconstruction efforts, representatives of both international and local non-governmental organizations have gathered together at the NGO Global Assembly 2020. They will be creating a comprehensive action plan for non-state actors to address the devastation caused by Typhoon Mekkhala. These representatives will have to take into consideration the many issues faced by non-governmental organizations today, as well as develop creative solutions that both take immediate humanitarian action in Southeast Asia and set into place plans for long-term sustainable development.
This is an assembly-style committee. Delegates will be expected to write position papers before the conference and will collaboratively develop one or more Draft Resolutions in committee.