Sunday, 29 November, 2020


DIAKONIA Region Asia-Pacific

DAP is one of three regional groups of the
DIAKONIA World Federation
World Federation of Diaconal Associations and Diaconal Communities
Weltbund von Verbänden und Gemeinschaften der Diakonie

Who We Are/History

DIAKONIA Asia-Pacific (DAP)
Our history and who we are

1979 – The first DIAKONIA Assembly within Asia took place in Manila, Philippines. In preparation for this Assembly, the DIAKONIA Asia Pacific (DAP) Region was founded.

1992 – Deaconess Chita Framo (Philippines) was elected as the first DIAKONIA World President from DAP.

2005 – 2009 Deaconess Salanieta Naucabalavu (Fiji) elected DAP President

2009-2017 Deaconess Emma Cantor (Philippines) elected DAP President

2013 – (current) Rev Sandy Boyce (Uniting Church in Australia) was elected DIAKONIA World President.

2017 – (current) Deaconess Meresiana Kuricava (Fiji) elected DAP President


Deaconess Chita Framo, Rev Sandy Boyce