Candidates 2015 (unpublished)

Elections will be held at congress for the APGF Convenor(s) & for the 6 APGF Representatives on the Global Greens Coordination.

  1. Convenor: Description, Candidates (none yet)
  2. Representatives on Global Greens Coordination (GGC): Description, Candidates

Read about each role & nominate a candidate at:

Current Candidates:

Global Greens Coordination:

Ballav Timalsina

Ballav Timalsina

Why Vote for this Candidate:

I have involved in green campaigns for more than 6 years and have worked as a international communication coordinator in Nepali Greens Party. I can support APGF in many ways like to establish Greens Cooperatives, to look for funding opportunities etc.

Contact: Ballav Timalsina, Nepali Greens Secretariat, Tel: 977 1 44 79 173, Skype: ballav3, email: [email protected]

Bob Hale

Bob Hale


Australian International Co-Secretary, Convenor Local Branch, member Victorian State Council

I am passionate about developing and extending the APGF to be a more effective body in whatever way I can.

I have over 20 years experience as a Senior Project Manager managing teams of up to 40 people, and have extensive experience negotiating outcomes that are acceptable to all parties. I have a management style that is inclusive and consultative and I pride myself in being honest and open in my dealings with colleagues.

My strengths lie in organisation, coordination, and following through to make sure tasks get done in a timely manner.

I am also adept at Project financial tracking, Project scheduling, Risk management, Issue Management, and People management.

I have been a member of the Australian Greens for 20 years, and the convenor of my local branch for nearly 10 years. Over the last few years the number of active members has more than tripled.

Over the last 4 years, I have been a member of my State Council and also spent a year on the State Executive. These positions require an understanding and ability to deal with internal political issues as well as National and State politics.

I am the current International Co-Secretary for Australia, and working in this position has helped me understand and have empathy for international issues and problems.

[email protected], +61 413 018 691

Golriz Ghahraman


Co-convenor Auckland Province 

[email protected] 

Golriz is a barrister and policy co-ordinator for Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa, presenting NZ's alternative report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. She also sits on the Executive of the NZ Criminal Bar Association and Consultative Committee of the NZ Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice. She has previously worked as a lawyer for United Nations tribunals in Tansania, The Hague, and Cambodia. She is an Iranian-New Zealander, having come to New Zealand with her family as a refugee. She holds a Masters degree in international human rights law from the University of Oxford.


Liaquat Ali Shaikh


Chairperson Pakistan Green Party

I am founder member of Pakistan Green Party and I worked as member in membership committee of APGN, as member of MC I actively worked to increase membership of APGN. I elected as Global Green Coordination Committee in last APGF congress ,as GGC delegate I attended 80% meetings skype and 100% face to face meetings. Introduce middle working group in GGC ,due to my initiative now Middle Eastern Greens are in contact with GGC , I am expecting they soon be member of our family. 
I wish to continue my position as GGC for second term ,it help APGF and GGC due to institutional knowledge and background information about number of issues.
If i reelected I further work on middle east greens and build more linkages of APGF with other federations and parties.

[email protected]

Suresh Nautiyal

Suresh Nautiyal


APGCC Member and Convener of the UKPP's National & International Affairs

Suresh Nautiyal has been a green political activist for last four decades working on the local and national issues in India. He played a key role in founding the first Green party in India i.e. UKPP or the Uttarakhand Parivartan Party after his visit to Kyoto APGN Convention.

Presently, he is Convener of the National & International Affairs of his party and has been a Member on the APGF (previously APGN) Coordination Committee since last Congress in Taiwan. Later, he was elected as Alternate Member on the GGC. 

Besides, he is a senior journalist in India and human rights and democracy activist associated with several local, national and international organisations. 

He has edited several books, written plays and poetry. His poems have been translated into Finnish and published in a number of reputed literary magazines and anthologies in India and USA. 

He has also been a publisher, scriptwriter, documentary film maker.

He truly considers himself a green political and human rights activist. Therefore, he is associated with a number of socio-political and democracy organisations the world over. He believes in equity in all spheres of life.

He is a Masters in Human Rights with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism, and have an Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi. Besides, he did Parliamentary Fellowship.

[email protected], Phone: +91-9868182289, +91-8860072030

Yujin Lee 

Yujin Lee

Why Vote for this Candidate:

I would like to apply to be a member of the APGN Coordination Committee (APGCC). That Committee will provide me with great opportunities to learn about Green Party and to build networks among APGN. 
I am a co-director of the policy committee under Green Party of Korea, a political party that draws enthusiastic people. As the co-director, I am committed to tackling challenges of Asia Pacific in cooperation with the international community such as peace, energy, climate change, economy and other transnational environment issues. I would especially like to gain more knowledge about Asia Pacific region which is Korea’s neighboring country and one of the most rapidly changing countries in the world. I would like to share my voice about energy issue in Asia Pacific and nuclear free world. 

[email protected]

 Keli Yen

Keli Yen


Why Vote for this Candidate:

1. I love the APGF & Global Greens and am committed to both organisation's whole development.

2. I will do the work.  I will put in the time, energy and heart to enable the implementation of our plans.  

Contact Information: [email protected]