Regional Committees


CoNGO Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP)                                                           

The CoNGO Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) aims to facilitate Asia-Pacific NGOs’ participation in all UN and CoNGO activities globally and regionally. It will cooperate with UN.ESCAP and other UN bodies and agencies in Asia and the Pacific. It will promote better cooperation among CoNGO members as well as other civil society organizations in Asia-Pacific. RCAP shall cover the entire geographic area of Asia and the Pacific. RCAP’s operations shall be governed by the CoNGO Rules.

RCAP is composed of CoNGO members as defined by the CoNGO Rules. (Duties and responsibilities of members to be defined.) RCAP shall have a general meeting annually. (Because of the CoVID pandemic, physical meetings were not possible in 2020 or 2021.  The situation for 2022 is under consideration.)

RCAP shall have a nine-person Steering Committee with one chair, one vice chair and seven members. Membership shall be on the basis of organizations. For the initial period the Steering Committee shall be chaired by the President of CoNGO. From 2022, the Steering Committee members shall be elected by the membership at each third annual RCAP meeting, and thereupon appointed by the CoNGO President. The Steering Committee shall meet at least once a year, ideally at mid-point between meetings. The term for Steering Committee members shall be three years. The Steering Committee shall present an activity report annually to the CoNGO Board. Non-CoNGO members can participate in RCAP meetings as observers.

The RCAP steering committee is composed as follows: (situation as of January 2022)

Liberato C. Bautista, CoNGO President,

Cyril Ritchie, CoNGO First Vice President,

Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education

Christian Conference of Asia


International Federation of Business and Professional Women

International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Region

Pan Pacific South East Asia Women’s Association

Siam University

Soka Gakkai International