Mr. Olarte works as a Knowledge Management
Adviser for the United Nations Headquarters
in New York.
HAPI will be having its first General Assembly on 21 February 2016 in Hamersons Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines. The purposes of the GA are to strengthen the strategy of the HAPI organization and the sense of community of members. “We believe that there is strength in numbers and diversity,” says Founding Chairperson Marissa Langseth.
|Hamersons Hotel, venue of
the HAPI General Assembly 2016
Highlights of the event include: a panel discussion on promoting secular governance in the Philippines, to be led by Atty. Jesus Falcis; a lecture on the topic: “Why does secularism and humanism matter?” by noted columnist, blogger and businessman Andy Uyboco; and strategic planning for the HAPICON 2017.HAPI will also announce the recipient of the Humanist of the Year award.
The event is sponsored by individual donors from HAPI based in the USA and Europe: notably Cris Rafael Silao, International Liaison Officer, and Langseth herself, who will sponsor the solidarity dinner as a post-assembly event.
Other sponsors include OFW and local members in Cebu, the American Humanist Association, and Atheist Alliance International.