APR leaders commit to bold targets to achieve APR Plan 2018-2021, contribute to WOSM Vision 2023
The APR Scout Committee and Sub-Committees Orientation and Induction ended on Monday, January 28, with regional leaders committing themselves to realise the goals and strategic priorities of the recently approved APR Plan 2018-2021. They also agreed to fully operationalise and mobilise the APR Strategy and Monitoring Task Force in order to ensure that all elected and appointed leaders in the APR Scout Committee and its different Sub-Committees and Task Forces fulfil their roles and responsibilities.
“Over the past few days, we have forged an even stronger working relationship among each and every one of us [members of the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee and the APR Sub-Committees], including the competent pool of professionals of the World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Support Centre,” said Indonesian Ambassador to Thailand Ahmad Rusdi who also leads the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee as its chairman.
“Expectations have been set and commitments have been made. Our targets are towering, but we have agreed on themost effective way on how to carry out our work in the next three years. We will work as a team, we will support each other, and we will give ourundivided best for this great Asia-Pacific Region,” he added.
Regional leaders attending the second induction training and orientation agreed to mobilise all National Scout Organizations to realise the APR Plan 2018- 2021 and its five key strategic priorities – Young People, Adults in Scouting, Governance, Financial Management, and Communications and Partnerships. Each of five key strategic priorities have been carefully aligned with the WOSM Triennial Plan 2017- 2020 to ultimately contribute towards the realisation of WOSM’s Vision 2023.
Regional Director J. Rizal C. Pan-gilinan of WOSM’s Asia-Pacific Region assured the regional leaders of the support of the full comple-ment of the World Scout Bureau’s Asia-Pacific Support Centre. “We have worked hard to prudentlyalign and integrate our regionalplan with the global plan. It was a long process, and it was a pro-cess that took a lot of things into consideration. You are assured that the Asia-Pacific Support Centre will assist in co-ordinating the work of each Sub-Committee in order to support the implementation of the APR Plan 2018-2021.”
“Our work for this triennium is crucial if we are to ensure that we are providing our National Scout Organizations with the most coherent and integrated approach to support them and to deliver our services,” Pangilinan emphasised further.
The wide range discussions in the four-day induction training and orientation also equipped the participants with the working knowl-edge and essential information about the operations and structure of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
It ensured that all elected and appointed volunteers are prepared to successfully carry out their roles, and it has aligned the Regional Scout Committee and its Sub-Committees around shared priorities and working methods for their term.
The APR Scout Committee, along with all the chairmen of its Sub-Committees agreed on the mutual expectations about their roles, and underpinned the importance of having a common understanding of the regional plan, as well as the resolutions approved during the 26th APR Scout Confer-ence and how it affects the regional plan.
Interactive and engaging sessions were made possible with the par-ticipation of global and regional resource persons within WOSM.