APGF Council | Asia Pacific Greens

APGF Council

The APGF Council is responsible for governing the APGF and promoting the implementation of the Global Greens Charter in the Asia-Pacific region. This role was previously carried out by the APGF Coordination Committee (APGCC).

The current APGF Council are listed below.


APGF Convenor: Tika Dhoj Bhandari

APGF General Secretary: Nick Cooper

APGF Treasurer: Bob Hale

APGF Deputy Treasurer: 

Australian Greens Councillors: Dominic WY Kanak and Vivienne Glance

Bangaldesh Greens Councillor: Umaira Islam

India Greens Party Councillor: Mahima Bhardwaj

India Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UKPP) permanent observer: Rajendra Bhatt

Green Party of Iraq Councillor: Akram Almosuli

Greens Japan Councillor: Rikiya Adachi

Green Party Korea Councillor: Chulseong Lee

Green Party of Lebanon: Imad Farhat

Green Party of Mongolia: Ninjin Bum-Yalagch 

Nepali Greens Councillor: Tika Dhoj Bandari

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Councillor: Melanie Chapman

Pakistan Green Party Councillor: Khursheed Chandio

Taiwan Green Party Councillor: Rita Jhang


Staff observers:

Gender Equity Project Coordinator: Anita Nautiyal

Women's Mentoring, Webinar, and Gender Equity Toolkit Administrator: Rachana Shrestha

Women's Mentoring Project Coordinator: Saruul Tovuusuren



The APGF Council's activities include:

Facilitating information exchange and networking and keeping up-to-date membership and contact lists;

Strengthening linkages between the member organisations;

Publishing statements on behalf of the APGF aligned with the principles of the Global Greens Charter, declarations and resolutions agreed at Congresses;

Establishing and overseeing committees for members to be involved in the regular operations of the APGF, a Membership Panel whose task is to consider membership applications, and Action Groups for issue-based campaigns;

Identifying, encouraging and supporting organisations who are in the process of establishing themselves as Green Parties or organisations that would qualify for any level of membership;

Managing APGF funds and providing annual account statements to the membership;

Assuming overall responsibility for the web-pages and email lists of the APGF;

Considering issues referred to the APGF by the Global Greens Coordination (GGC) or which are on the agenda of a forthcoming GGC meeting;

Drawing up yearly operational plans for the APGF consistent with the five-year Strategic Plan and approving such plans after consultation with the Members’ Network;

Selecting the time and place for the next APGF Congress and establishing its organising committee;

Preparing a draft Strategic Plan before each Congress;

Ensure that member organisations are kept informed of its activities;

Drawing up standing orders for its own meetings, and those of the Membership Panel, other Working Committees, and Action Groups;

Carrying out fund-raising activities after consultation with the Member’s Network;

Managing the APGF Secretariat;

Organising and chairing business meetings at the general APGF Congress.