Decision-making

Candidates

The World Scout Committee is the executive body of WOSM. Twelve voting members are elected by the Conference with the responsibility to implement the Conference Resolutions and act on behalf of the Conference between its meetings. The Youth Forum elects in addition six Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee who play a key role in its decision-making.

Candidates

Code of Conduct for Elections

Through the candidacy and election process, all candidates are reminded to abide by the WOSM Code of Conduct for Elections to ensure a fair and equal decision-making process is carried out and aligned with Scouting’s values.

Candidates

World Scout Committee Candidates

The following candidates nominated as voting members of the World Scout Committee were announced through Circular 29/2021. Delegations are encouraged to visit the candidate profiles and schedule a meeting with the candidates to learn more about their motivations to run for election.

Tunisia

Mehdi BEN KHELIL

United States of America

Edward Andrew “Andy” CHAPMAN

Hong Kong

Mori Chi-Kin CHENG

Ethiopia

Wayne Adrian DAVIS

Belgium

Jo DEMAN

Sri Lanka

Janaprith FERNANDO

Ukraine

Nika GOROVSKA

Denmark

Pia Melin GRAASBØLL

Mexico

Jose Antonio HERNANDEZ GALLEGOS

Azerbaijan

Ilyas ISMAYILLI

Lebanon

Sarah Rita KATTAN

Canada

Steve KENT

Republic of Korea

Eun Gui KIM

Eswatini

Rodgers Mfunwa LUKHELE

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Muhigirwa Gilbert MUSSUMBA

Argentina

Daiana NEIL

Germany

Christine “Chrissy” POLLITHY

Pakistan

Sarfraz QAMAR

Morocco

Khalil RAIHANI

Spain

Juan REIG

Scouts of China

Sherman Hsiao-Ming SHENG

Nigeria

Olusoga SOFOLAHAN

New Zealand

Clarke TRUSCOTT

Côte d’Ivoire

Sahali Marie Louise Charlotte YCOSSIE

Bangladesh

Mohammad Atiquz ZAMAN

Candidates

Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee Candidates

The following candidates nominated as Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee were announced through Circular 26/2021. Delegations are encouraged to visit the candidate profiles and schedule a meeting with the candidates to learn more about their motivations to run for election.

India

Kumar Ritesh AGARWAL

Oman

Ahmed AL-KAMYANI

Azerbaijan

Fatima ALIYEVA

Uruguay

Abril ALONSO SGUILLA

Algeria

Amina AMRANE

Morocco

Zainab BENABDELKRIM-FILALI

Maldives

Mohamed FAUZOON

Republic of Korea

Yoobinnara KIM

Scouts of China

David Yen-Cheng LAI

Belize

Reese MEDINA

Mexico

Jose Ernesto MENDOZA GUEVARA

Hong Kong

Addison NG Koon-tat

Ireland

Evan O’CONNELL

Romania

Andreea-Alexandra SCRIOSTEANU

Egypt

Alhassan SOLTAN

Niger

Maman Lamine SOUMANA IDE ISSA

Malaysia

Ahmad Syauqi TAUFIQ

Brazil

Melissa WILM SENNA PINTO

Candidates

Considerations for Candidates

Member Organizations were encouraged to nominate candidates by the specified deadlines with the following considerations in mind. 

Role descriptions (Youth Advisor and World Scout Committee) highlighting the key responsibilities, tasks and candidate specifications. 

Number of elected candidates limited to one per Member Organization during any one period. 

Membership status of Member Organization to be in good standing with WOSM for the candidate to appear on the ballot. Please note Annex 1c of the World Scout Committee’s  Policy concerning payment of registration fees. 

Conflict of Interest Policy applicable for all elected candidates

Geographical balance ensuring unity of the Scout Movement throughout the world.

Youth involvement in decision-making as a non-formal educational Movement for young people, encouraging candidates under the age of 30.

Gender equality to promote the diversity of Scouting by representing the worldwide membership, encouraging women to be nominated as candidates.

Code of Conduct for Elections followed for a safe and ethical elections process.

Induction and first business meeting requiring attendance during October and November 2021 (dates and modality to be confirmed upon assessment of the evolving global pandemic).

Candidates

Supporting candidates virtually

All individuals nominated as candidates to the World Scout Committee and as Youth Advisors to the World Scout Committee have been offered access to virtual tools, such as Zoom and Calendly, to help facilitate meetings with delegations and provide a fair means of promoting their candidacy ahead of the virtual events. Candidates have also received a briefing package with more information and guidance during the election campaign.