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Vision & Mission

Vision

To make Asia one of the leading regions of the Paralympic movement in enabling athletes with an impairment to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.

This vision was developed following the first APC Gathering in April 2015 and was launched in December 2015 in conjunction with the APC’s new 2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan With the Games in 2018, 2020 and 2022 all in the Asia region, this provides an excellent opportunity to achieve this Vision.

Values

The values with which athletes with an impairment are associated have been highlighted by the IPC as:

  • Courage – Para-athletes through their performances showcase to the world what can be achieved when testing your body to its absolute limits.
  • Determination – Para-athletes have a unique strength of character that combines mental toughness, physical ability and outstanding agility to produce sporting performances that regularly redefine the boundaries of possibility.
  • Inspiration – As role models, Para-athletes maximise their abilities, thus empowering and exciting others to participate in sport.
  • Equality – Through sport Para-athletes challenge stereotypes and transform attitudes, helping to increase inclusion by breaking down social barriers and discrimination towards people with impairments.

Supported by the APC Gathering, it is these values which must be reflected in everything the APC does in the organisation of the Asian Para Games, in promotion of the movement, and in management of its own activities.

The role of the APC

In fulfilling the vision, the role of the APC can be summarised as:

  • Establishing the Asian Para Games as a premier sporting event.
  • Empowering Para-Athletes and supporting the development of Para-Sports through NPCs.
  • Assisting the IPC in improving the recognition and value of the Paralympic brand in Asia through acting in a coordinating and supporting capacity.

Specific activities which should form the key elements of the role of the APC include:

  • Leading on developing and delivering the Asian Para Games.
  • Managing cooperation with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in this process.
  • Organising, in conjunction with the International Federations, competition structures so that they form an integrated set of activities, and provide a soundly based pathway for athlete development in the region.
  • In conjunction with the International Federations facilitating the development of coaches, classifiers and support staff so that the Asian region becomes self-sufficient in this respect.
  • Aiding the IPC in the coordination of the NPCs and sub-regional organisations involved in the Paralympic movement.
  • Promoting the involvement of females and athletes from conflict zones and economically deprived areas in Para-Sports.

Please click on the following link to read a copy of the APC Strategic Plan 2015-2018