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About Humanitarian Forum and Fair 2023

HFF is a biennial event of dialogue and engagement in humanitarian initiatives within the region.

The Humanitarian Forum brings together eminent local and international speakers, to share their insights and experience on various humanitarian topics. Join them and be inspired by their energy and ideas from the field.

The Humanitarian Fair provides a platform for CHARIS member organisations and partners to showcase their humanitarian projects and volunteer opportunities. See, inquire and discover exhibits from organisations around Singapore and Asia involved in humanitarian work

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Countdown to Humanitarian Forum and Fair 2023


24 June 2023,
9am to 6pm

Catholic Junior College,
Performing Art Centre

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Walk-in Registration

We welcome walk-in registration.

To register, please go to Catholic Junior College, Performing Art Centre on 24 June 2023.

Walk-in Registration starts from 830am to 2pm.

Humanitarian Forum and Fair 2023 Programme

8:30 am Registration and Fair Begin
9:30 am Mass
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Welcome Address
Mr. Stephen Raj (Chairman, CHARIS)
11:30 am Global Humanitarian Challenges Going Forward
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer
12:15 pm Lunch and Explore the Fair
1:15 pm Praise and Worship
1:30 pm Pope Francis' Laudato Si' - engaging our hearts to care
Fra. Derrick Yap
2:00 pm Answering the cry of the poor and of the earth: the Focolare approach
Fr. Andrew Camilleri
2:30 pm Breakout Tracks – Session 1
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Breakout Tracks – Session 2
4:45 pm Closing Address
End of HFF 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ticket price?

SGD30 per pax for full conference rate. Early bird price of SGD20 per pax if registration before or on 28 May 2023.

For youth below 25 Years old, $15 per pax for full conference rate. Early bird price of $10 per pax if registration before or on 24 May 2023.
Complimentary entry for all Clergy and Religious.
Complimentary entry for children below the age of 12.
What payment method do you accept?

We accept credit card (VISA/Mastercard) and PayNow through internet registration.
Am I guaranteed a seat for the event?

All registration whether free or paid is on a first-come-first-serve basis. When the conference seats are filled, registration will only be given for attendance at the Fair.
How does the breakout session works?

Participants can choose 2 of the 3 breakout track

The first session will run from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, followed by a 15 minutes break and the second session will run from 3:45pm to 4:45pm.
Can I change track on the day itself?

This will be subject to available seating.
I want a refund

All fees are non-refundable once the transaction is confirmed.
Where is the venue of the event?

Catholic Junior College
Address: 129 Whitley Road, Singapore 297822
How do I get to Catholic Junior College?

Nearest MRT Station: Toa Payoh (North-South Line), Caldecott (Circle Line)
Buses: 105, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186, 966, 985

Alighting at Toa Payoh Station, make your way to to exit C. Walk past Old Chang Kee and Cheers towards the bus stop (52189, Toa Payoh Stn). Board bus service 105 or 153. Alight at the second bus stop (51099, Catholic JC).

Alighting at Caldecott Station, make your way to exit B. Walk towards the bus stop along Thomson Road (51059, Opp Mediacorp). Board bus service 132 or 156. Alight at the fifth bus stop (51099, Catholic JC).


Online Registration Closed. Walk-in registration is welcomed, please visit Catholic Junior College, Performing Art Centre on 24 June 2023. Walk-in registration starts from 830am to 2pm.


SGD 30 per Pax
  • Lunch Included


SGD 15 per Pax
  • Age 12 to 25
  • Lunch Included


SGD 0 per Pax
  • Age 11 and Below
  • Lunch Included


SGD 0 per Pax
  • Clergy and Religious
  • Lunch Included



Cardinal William Goh, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore

His Eminence Cardinal William Goh assumed the office of Archbishop of Singapore in 2013, and he was elevated to the College of Cardinal in 2022.


Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Former United Nations Special Envoy

Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore was the first woman to
serve as Executive Secretary of the United Nations
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Friar Derrick


Friar Derrick Yap, OFM

Franciscan Friar Derrick Yap joined the Order in 2002, professed his Solemn Vows in 2008 and ordained a priest in 2010. He is the Custos (Regional Superior) for the friars in Singapore and Malaysia and also the Spiritual Assistant to the Secular Franciscans in Singapore.




Fr Andrew Camilleri, Co-director, Focolare Movement, Indian Subcontinent and Philippines

While working in the Social Centres in the Philippines, Fr Andrew discovered that the Gospel promise of the hundredfold is true besides giving a contribution to alleviating poverty.


“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” - Ps 46:1

In recent years, countries in our region have been buffeted by both natural disasters and the scourge of disease. Our speakers share their experiences, from the perspective of both the affected communities and the response teams. Through this track, we seek to understand better the impact these disasters have on affected communities and how they help themselves; the behind-the-scenes challenges faced by the response teams who seek to come to their aid; and how we as individuals can contribute.

Moderator: Dr. Damian Png - Board Member, CHARIS

Mr. Neal Vicente Deles - Catholic Relief Services
Rev. Dr. Kulanthaisamy Kaspar - Diocese of Kumbakonam, India
Rev. Fr. Antonio E. Labiao Jr. - Caritas Philippines
Mr. Colin Wee - HELP Logistics


A Call to Share (ACTS)
Clare's Missionary
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Sowers in God's Name (SiGN)
Couples for Christ - ANCOP
Father Damien Society (FDS)
Project Kyrie
Fishing Rod Society
JRS Logo
CDC Logo
Catholic Medical Guild (CMG)
Catholic Nurses' Guild (CNG)
Cahaya Masa Depan
ICPE Institute of World Evangelisation

Contact Us

Phone: 6337 4119