APAY Strategic Plan for 2012-2015

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Last Updated (Friday, 13 July 2012 18:31)

The APAY Leaders Quadrennial Roundtable

At the 18th General Assembly (September 2011), we discussed our future directions in the Asia and Pacific area. Following that Mandate, the 3rd APAY Leaders’ Quadrennial Roundtable was held at Singapore on 17-19 December 2011. 29 participants from 12 national movements participated. The group was primarily composed of APAY Officers, lay leaders, national general secretaries, youth leaders and the APAY staff.

This leadership meeting ensured that national movements were able to actively participate in the process so they can take ownership of the plan. The process included identifying the important concerns and issues to be addressed and responded to; the deliverables and strategies that will be taken and the indicators that will help gauge the success and impact of the responses.

The plan was endorsed from the Executive Committee Meeting on March 7-9, 2012.

I. Movement Strengthening

Strategy 1. Understanding the importance of Governance in all the YMCAs and develop the lay leadership

  1. Conduct Trainings for Governance through model constitution/ basic standards of governance, & evaluation package
  2. National Movements have capacity to deliver trainings for local YMCAs

Strategy 2. Developing staff capacity and their understanding the Y mission/visions.

  1. Review and promote the Advanced Studies Program (4 week long training for senior staff)
  2. Develop Staff trainings through e-learning
  3. Form a Mentoring System with weaker movements

Strategy 3. Promoting the Resource Mobilization and the culture of philanthropy

  1. Develop knowledge sharing for resource persons with NAYDO and WUN
  2. Conduct workshops and develop e-learning, mentoring system
  3. Develop Guidelines and measurement on Social Impact
  4. Develop Communication Strategies

Strategy 4. Supporting movements through Partner group for sustainable development

  1. Increase resources and accountability by clear TOR for partners
  2. Create strategic plans for sustainable movements
  3. Cultivate local network and local partners
  4. Provide training and mentoring for local board and staff

II. Youth empowerment

Strategy 5. Increasing Youth in Governance and developing youth leadership

  1. Positioning a Youth representative in the APAY board
  2. Strengthening the functions of Youth Committee with close networking with the Youth representatives from every National movement for entire quadrennium
  3. Raising funds for supporting the youth programs and trainings

Strategy 6. Strengthening Youth Constituents by providing spaces and opportunities for youth empowerment

  1. Conducting survey to find out current status of Youth Groups and activities
  2. Conducting the Regional Youth Conference annually for sharing the attractive and effective empowering programs
  3. Forming a Preparation Team for the Youth Assembly in 2015
  4. Recognizing active youth members in the coming four years with awards

Strategy 7. Promoting Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and Youth lead projects

  1. Developing GCE Manual and the e- learning, and share with all the National Movements
  2. Conducting GCE trainings for Trainers for Youth Reps and promoting GCE and GC actions in many national and local YMCAs through Youth Reps’ initiatives
  3. Conducting flagship program annually to promote actions in Regional level

III. Issues and Concerns

Strategy 8. Promoting Gender Equity by providing effective trainings in all levels

  1. Conducting survey to analyze the current situation of Gender equity
  2. Formulating a Gender Policy for the National Movements for its adoption
  3. Conducting Trainings of Trainers on Gender Issues, so that these trainers can conduct the Trainings at the national and local levels
  4. Realizing gender equity in all level of leadership positions both staff and lay in YMCAs
  5. Applying for necessary funding for further promoting Gender Equity
  6. Building networking with Regional organization
  7. Integrating gender concerns with Ecology, Ageing, GATN, Migration, and Youth programs

Strategy 9. Promoting programs and advocacy for Ecological Concerns

  1. Creating APAY Green Team Social media for sharing APAY position on Ecology
  2. Extending Green Teams and it’s activities at the national level in 15 movements
  3. Conducting trainings for Green Ambassadors on ecological concerns & advocacy
  4. Applying for necessary funding for further promoting green YMCAs
  5. Recognizing national or local movements for best practices by establishing award system
  6. Motivating national movements to initiate campaigns and advocacy

Strategy 10. Promoting Alternative Tourism

  1. Developing Resource materials for GATN website and APAY position known to YMCA world
  2. Support the national movements to initiate alternative tourism cases with consultations in 10 National Movements
  3. Networking with the other organizations on tourism issues
  4. Developing training curriculum and conduct trainings on alternative tourism
  5. Forming working groups for mentoring support and further marketing programs

Strategy 11. Promoting education and actions for Peace and Justice

  1. Developing JustPeace Education Curriculum and initiating such education in YMCAs
  2. Training 60 Staff and lay members in Justpeace education
  3. Forming Task force for Social Economy and initiating pilot projects on Economic and Food Justice.

IV. For the Implementation of the Strategic Plan

  1. Monitoring and evaluation the progress of the strategic plan by APAY board
  2. Working closely through Sub committees and Task forces in between the meetings
  3. Networking with the other NGOs especially Y’s Men, EASYnet, and ICF/CCA/EED
  4. Forming Disaster Management programs and to recommend further action plans