Asia-Pacific Messengers of Peace Conference 2021
The Asia-Pacific Region Messengers of Peace organised the Asia-Pacific Messengers of Peace Conference 2021 with the theme Celebrating A Decade of Journey of Peace in the Asia-Pacific on 24-27 June 2021 via Zoom and Facebook live.
The conference aimed to focus on five goals. First, to identify the accomplishment of MoP in the decade 2011-2021. Second, to explain the impact of the MoP program in different countries. Third, to describe the good practices established in NSOs on the MoP Program through a 10-minute video, and MoP Heroes presentation. Fourth, to set out the plan for the next decade and the individuals and NSOs contribution through breakout group recommendations. Lastly, to identify and submit proposals for NSO and WSB to further promote the MoP.
The conference started with the keynote address from the World Scout Committee Chairman Mr. Craig Turpie. Over 400 Scouts, NSO leaders and local MoP Coordinators, partners and guests attended via Zoom platform. Scouts across the region watched the conference through Facebook Live streaming, reaching over 15,000 individuals.
Conference project leader Mr. Ram Prasad Bhattarai said “the conference reunited all Scouts under Messengers of Peace from APR to celebrate a great decade of the journey, sharing their wonderful success stories through NSO reports and learning from the best practices and heroic action of the MoP Heroes to strengthen Scouting in our great Asia Pacific Region. During the conference, we have discussed various breakout groups such as SDGs, Project Management, Story Telling, Use of Social Media Platform, Road Show, and Future Planning for MOP. With the recommendation of our participants, we are full of excitement for the upcoming Journey of the Messengers of the Peace Program.”