13th Asia Pacific Girl Guide and Girl Scout Regional Conference

This 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference will be held from 12 to 16 August 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the Galadari Hotel.

This 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference will be held from 12 to 16 August 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the Galadari Hotel.

This 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference is a very special occasion, as we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Asia Pacific Region. Some of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference activities will be joined by Friends of Asia Pacific WAGGGS (FAPW), which are also celebrating the 20th Anniversary of FAPW. For further information about the events for the 50th Anniversary see the Document for the 50th Anniversary attached.

The Regional Conference is a key opportunity to come together for one of our most important governance events. During the conference, we will develop future regional strategies, align our service delivery plan with the needs, interests, and priorities of Member Organisations, and work together to explore tools and resources to expand Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting within our Region. We will share best practices, learn from each other, and make new connections. 

 We will also host a two-day pre-conference event for young women in governance as an action for World Conference Motion 32. Information will be shared about this event in the coming months. We encourage each country to consider having at least one young women as part of their delegation to attend this event and the conference itself.

Join us to learn about our past, present and future planned activities and elect six new members to lead the Asia Pacific Region into the new triennium of 2019-2022.

As you prepare for the conference, we encourage you to start identifying candidates to stand for election for the 2019 - 2022 Asia Pacific Regional Committee. We aim to present a diverse and talented pool of candidates, including young women, who have the skills and ability to set the strategic direction of the Region and contribute to the implementation of our global strategy.

Additionally, we encourage you to start identifying areas of strength within your own organisation that you might like to share during the Conference Forum.

Conference Theme

The theme of the 13th Asia Pacific Girl Guide and Girl Scout Conference is 'Unite, Thrive, Grow'.

So, join us as we come together to unite our members. Together we will thrive as an organisation as we take steps to discover how we will grow our membership.

Venue & Accommodation

The conference will be held at the Galadari Hotel, situated in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Bandaranaike Internatinoal Airport (BIA) is approximately 35 km from the venue.


Registrations open on the 4 of February 2019. You will receive a link shortly with registration details.

Further Details

More information, including conference registration, payments, and instructions will be provided to you in due course.  

For any queries related to the 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference, please write to AP.ReCo@wagggs.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Sri Lanka and to welcoming you to the 13th Asia Pacific Girl Guide and Girl Scout Conference.


On behalf of the Nominations Committee, we now invite Member Organisations in the Asia Pacific Region to nominate individuals for the Regional Committee 2019-2022.

We greatly value your active partnership and careful judgement in identifying the most talented, versatile and passionate women to join the WAGGGS Global Team at Regional level. Should you have an outstanding volunteer with the vision, skills and dedication to serve our Movement at the regional governance level, please review the materials attached and consider submitting a nomination. Please do consider young women under thirty when reviewing your possible nominees – we are keen to ensure that at least one Committee member is under thirty years old when elected.

Please find below the Nominations Pack and Nominations Form (in PDF and Word versions). Nomination Forms must be submitted to the Governance Team at the World Bureau by 17:00 (UTC) on Thursday 14 February 2019 at the latest.

If you have any questions please contact Susan Campbell scampbell@relyon.com.au , Grace-Anne Crichlow gracea.crichlow@wagggs.org or Nicola Lawrence governance@wagggs.org.

Nominations Pack

Regional Committee Nominations Form (Word)

Regional Committee Nominations Form (PDF)

Rules of Procedure (PDF)

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