Esteemed experts representing CPSC member countries gathered online to review and further examine the midterm implementation of the CPSC Strategic Plan 2018-2023 on December 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time. The meeting is also a special event as it nearly coincided with CPSC’s 47th Founding Anniversary on December 5, 1973. Because of the travel and mobility restrictions caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting and reunion was held online via Zoom.

The event was able to gather four past CPSC Director Generals namely: (1) Dr. Thamronsak Moenjak, 4th Director General from Thailand; (2) Dr. Isaac Goodine, 5th Director General from Canada; (3) Dr. Man Gon Park, 8th Director General from Canada and (4) Dr. Shyamal Majumdar, 9th Director General from India.

The meeting also involved a total of 10 former CPSC faculty specialists, 11 present employees of CPSC and 8 representatives/liaison officers from Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka. The program was supervised by Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, CPSC Director General and coordinated by Engr. Sanyog Bhattarai, CPSC Faculty Specialist. Mr. Rae Emmanuel Echaveria, Research, Publications and Information Officer was invited as a resource person and Engr. Abdul Ghani Rajput, CPSC Faculty Specialist, was the moderator of the open forum and discussion. The entire session was hosted by Ms. Adrienne Abril, APACC Officer.

The meeting started with an online introduction of the delegates by Ms. Abril and orientation of the workshop by Engr. Bhattarai. After, the achievements of the midterm implementation of the CPSC Strategic Plan 2018-2023 were presented by Dr, Lamichhane and the results of the CPSC Corporate Strategy Survey were discussed by Mr. Echaveria. A discussion about the proceedings and issues confronting the CPSC Strategic Plan followed the presentations, which were moderated by Engr. Rajput.

The proceedings were closed with statements of affirmation by Mrs. P.N.K Malalasekara, Director General of DTET and Liaison Officer of CPSC for Sri Lanka, representing the liaison officers and Dr. Thamronsak Moenjak, 4th Director General, representing the rest of the participants. They were able to endorse the proceedings for further implementation.

Dr. Lamichhane discussing the summary of the achievements of the CPSC Strategic Plan 2018-2023.

Mr. Echaveria discussing the results of the Corporate Strategy Survey to the participants.