History of WFDRSA
Below shows a timeline of how WFDRSA was established:
Timeline of the Events
|1983.10||JFD Board decided to accept the request by the late Dr. Anderson.|
|1983.11||JFD informed WFD Secretariat of the acceptance of the request.|
|1983.12||WFD RSA was established in Japan and WFD announced that WFD located WFDRSA in Japan.|
|1984.02||JFD announced that WFD RSA was located in Japan and the first Regional Director was Mr. Shozaburo Takeshima, who was the General Secretary of JFD.|
Directors of the WFDRSA
|1984 - 1994||Mr. Shozaburo Takeshima|
|1994 - 2000||Mr. Eiichi Takada|
|2000 - 2008||Mr. Takeo Ogura|
|2008 - 2015||Mr. Ichiro Miyamoto|
|2015 - 2019||Mr. Yasunori Shimamoto|
Timeline of Previous Venue for WFDRSA Events
|-||Time||Host||WFDRSA Representatives Meeting||WFDRSA Conference||World Congress of WFD|
|WFD RSA/P||1984.12||Hong Kong||1st||-||-|
|1994.12||New Delhi, India||6th||-||-|
|1996.12||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||8th||4th||-|
|2011.07||Durban, South Africa||23rd||-||16th|
* It’s decided to add Pacific into WFDRSA, thus it became WFDRSA/P since then.
^ The Bylaws of the WFDRSA/P was adopted and the Management Committee was established.
# It’s agreed with the conclusion on the separation of Asia and the Pacific.
The most important foundation for the discussion in the Asia Region is the WFDRSA Representatives Meeting, which is held annually and hosted by the Ordinary Members of the WFDRSA. The experience of hosting the meeting greatly empowers the host association and also helps to raise awareness about deaf persons among the public in the host country.
In parallel with the WFDRSA/P Representatives Meeting, the APYS Representative Meeting was first held in Nepal in 2008, with the focus and emphasis on deaf youth of the Asia Region. WFD RSA Youth Camp is held every two years for deaf youth at the eligible age ranges from 18 to 35 years old. For more details, please click here (ADYS).