The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) Governing Board (GB) convened its 104th session on January 25, 2018 at the CPSC Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Aside from the Adoption of the Agenda, Adoption of the Minutes of the 103rd GB Meeting held on June 22, 2017, and Summary of Actions Taken based on Board Decisions and Business Arising, the Board took up three agenda items as follows: Report of External Audit of CPSC’s Financial Statements for FY 2016 – 2017, Report of CPSC Activities and Financial Status (Mid-Year Report for FY 2017 – 2018), and the proposed Strategic Plan 2018 - 2023.
The Chairperson of the CPSC GB and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Philippines H.E. Thanatip Upatising presided the meeting. It was attended by the Ambassadors of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka; Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Director General of CPSC; representatives from Embassies of India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Thailand; and representatives from the Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The CPSC Director General Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane informed the Board on the activities and accomplishments of the Staff College in the first half of FY 2017 – 2018 with the Mid-Year Report. He reported on the implementation of regional programs, in-country programs, customized programs and study visits, special collaborative programs, activities related to the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC), as well as the Professional Internship Program for International Experience (PIPIE). The Board also approved the proposed Strategic Plan for five years from 2018 to 2023.
All the agenda items presented were disposed. In his concluding remarks, the new GB Chairperson H.E. Thanatip Upatising expressed his appreciation to the members of Board for their usual cooperation and active participation.
The 105th GB Meeting will be held on June 28, 2018 (Thursday).