Green Ambassadors Training (Virtual),
6-12 October 2020; 3:00-6:00 pm HKT

One of the intervention programs of Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs in its continued efforts to combat climate change is its annual conduct of the Green Ambassadors Training. Due however to the current COVID19 situation, the training was held virtually last 6-12 October 2020 at 3-6pm (HKT)...

Youth-Led Solutions Initiative on Climate Change

One hundred twenty-five young people represented the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs to the recently concluded Youth-Led Solution Initiative (YLSI) on Climate Change organized by World YMCA, in collaboration with YMCA of USA and the YMCA of San Francisco. The YMCA also partnered with the United Nations to celebrate the signing of the UN Charter. The virtual events took place from 12-23 October 2020 with two live events that featured key leaders from the YMCAs, UN and various individuals and organizations working to address climate change...

Travel the YMCA Way - GATN campaign at the YLSS

The Youth-Led Solution Summit is an initiative of the World YMCA, in collaboration with YMCA of the USA and the YMCA of San Francisco, the United Nations, academia and external partners to empower young people and drive social innovation to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The vison of the Summits is to amplify youth solutions that positively impact local and global sustainability, the development of just and equitable communities, and the well-being of all people...

ICF’s book "Seek Peace and Pursue It: Daring to Take Small Steps" has arrived

The hard copy version of the book Seek Peace and Pursue It: Daring to Take Small Steps just arrived from the printing shop. The book has three parts:

Part I – Seeking Peace has four essays from a Buddhist layperson, and from the APAY-ICF staff.

Part II – Stories of Pursuing Peace is composed of stories from the experiences of twenty -five ICF alumni. Of the 25 entries, two are from Bangladesh, one from India, one from Cambodia, three from Indonesia, one from Laos, 3 from Myanmar, two from Nepal, nine from the Philippines, one from Thailand, and two from Timor Leste.

Part III is a section on poetry that includes seven poems also from ICF alumni. An alumna from Nepal translated two poems that her SoP batch mate wrote from Nepalese into English.


ICF holds Virtual Seminar-Workshop on the Intersection of Religion,
Gender and Human Rights

ICF will hold a series of sessions that comprise the virtual seminar-workshop on The Intersection of Religion, Gender and Human Rights on November 19 and 26, and December 3 and 10, 2020. All the session proper will cover two hours, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., except for the session on November 26, 2020 that will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Admission into the rooms will begin at 30 minutes before the session starts...

APAY Gender Equity Committee (GEC) Meeting held via Zoom
Dr. Meerha Hahn elected as Chair

The GE Committee meeting was held virtually on November 4, at 3 PM HKT. The members, including invitees and APAY staff, attended the meeting.

The main agenda of the meeting was to elect the new Chairperson for the GEC, for the current quadrennium (2020-2023), and discuss the upcoming gender justice programs and activities...

ICF Welcomes Annika Denkmann to the APAY-ICF Family

Annika Denkmann finished her 14-day quarantine on October 21, 2020, and is now reporting to the ICF-APAY office in Hong Kong. She joined ICF on July 21, 2020, as seconded personnel from Bread for the World. She was “working from home” in Germany until she could travel to Hong Kong.

APAY e-News October 2020

 

1. Green Ambassadors Training (Virtual)

2. Youth-Led Solutions Initiative on Climate Change

3. Travel the YMCA Way

4. ICF's book "Seek Peace and Pursue It: Daring to Take Small Steps" has arrived

5. ICF holds Virtual Seminar-Workshop on the Intersection of Religion, Gender and Human Rights

6. APAY Gender Equity Committee Meeting held via Zoom - Dr. Meerha Han elected as Chair

7. ICF Welcomes Annika Denkmann to the APAY-ICF Family