About us

Asia Pacific Coordination Group

Asia-Pacific Coordination Group (APCG)

 

Mandate

  • Offer servant leadership in the Asia Pacific region on the basis of trust and fellowship to the IofC network in the region, coordinating needs and opportunities.
  • Serve as a reference point for national teams and for international programs.
  • Serve as a reference point for the International Association/ International Council and IofC funding organizations.
  • Schedule the APRG every two years, and to ensure decisions and initiatives from each APRG are sustained.

 

Key Work Focus Areas

  • Asia Pacific Outreach Program: Developing a comprehensive system for international visits and outreaches to better match resources and needs across the region by leveraging the diversity of our teams and programs.
  • Skills Development Program: Developing and delivering the curriculum of core competences for IofC practitioners, e.g. IofC heritage and practice, outreach, operational skills.
  • Regional 'Caring for the Committed Program': Forming a community of care-givers and support mechanism to provide care and mentoring to committed IofC practitioners in the region.

 

Members

Anvita Bisaria

Anvita Bisaria, Australia/India

An environmental and sustainability professional, Anvita is passionate about healing the earth. Since getting introduced to the core ideas of IofC, "the Change starts from yourself", Anvita is on a journey to embody the changes she wants to see in the world. She participated in several IofC programs, in different capacities to give back to the community which has been constant support - her chosen family."

Aparna Khatri

Aparna Khatri, Fiji/India

Raised in Fiji and India, with schooling in both countries, a study and work background in engineering, IT, and project management in several countries, and an extended family of relatives and friends around the world, Aparna feels a sense of belonging to, and responsibility for, many parts of the world. She is part of several IofC programmes, focussed on bringing people together to listen, share, understand each other, build community, and attempt to address needs of the world around us.

Mayur Milan

Mayur Milan, India

Mayur Milan first met the ideas of IofC in 2007 as a student. During the four-day programme at Asia Plateau, Mayur felt challenged to bring about a change in his life and to find his purpose by following the core philosophy of IofC. That transformation enabled him to connect deeply with the movement and contribute to it in various capacity for multiple initiatives, specially youth programmes across the region. Mayur serves on the IofC India Council and is also part of their core communication team.

Nigel Heywood

Nigel Heywood, Australia

Nigel worked in leadership training and community development programs with IofC from 2001 – 2013. He is interested in how the APCG plays a role in developing leaders, networks, and initiatives across the Asia Pacific regions to address needs arising out of conflicts, injustice, and inequality. Nigel has completed a two-year master in Folklore at the University of North Carolina as part of an International Rotary Peace Fellowship. He is passionate about peace, storytelling and the creative alternatives that come out of a community.

Tony Amar

Tony Amar, New Zealand

Tony is a Geospatial professional working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Tony was on the organizing team for Action for Life (AfL) 3 and has participated in a number of IofC conferences, including Samoa, Collaroy Australia, Asia Pacific Youth Conference (APYC). He is married to Alison Hayes and has two sons.

Yeonyuk Jeong

Yeonyuk Jeong, South Korea

Yeonyuk has worked full-time with IofC over 25 years. He has participated and organized APYC over 12 times since 1992. He decided to work full time with IofC while he was in Australia between 1996 and 1998. Since then he is searching for the truth, the small voice within his heart. Now he serves as director of IofC Korea. He believes in world changing through personal life changing and would like to take a part in remaking the world in a peaceful and positive way.

Yofrina Octika Gultom

Yofrina Octika Gultom, Indonesia

Yofrina has known IofC since 2011 when attending the 8th Youth Camp organized by IofC Indonesia. She graduated from Education Department and then continued her study in Department of Communication Science. She is part of the IofC Indonesian core team. Being part of IofC volunteers helps her realize how to work wholeheartedly and what it truly means to be a servant leader.