The members and representatives of the CPSC Governing Board for FY 2022-2023 during the 115th Governing Board Meeting, June 27, 2023 (from left to right): Ms. Zumar-E-Fatima, Second Secretary, Embassy of Pakistan in Manila; Mr. Mohd Fareed Zakaria, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Malaysia in Manila; Ms. May Myo Khaing, Second Secretary, Embassy of Myanmar in Manila; Mrs. Janet Abasolo, Assistant Executive Director, Certification Office, TESDA Philippines; Hon. San Yu Kyaw, Charge d’Affaires/Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Myanmar in Manila; H.E. Constance See Sin Yuan, Ambassador of Singapore in Manila, Hon. P.G.P. Kaushalya, ChargĂ© d'Affaires, a.i./Second Secretary and Head of Chancery, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; H.E. F.M. Borhan Uddin, Ambassador of Bangladesh in Manila; H.E. Betty Palaso, Vice Chairperson of the Board and Ambassador of Papua New Guinea in Manila; H.E. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Kazi, Chairperson of the Board and Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Manila; Prof. G.L.D. Wickramasinghe, CPSC Director General and APACC President; H.E. Tull Traisorat, Ambassador of Thailand in Manila; H.E. Dato’ Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino, Ambassador of Malaysia in Manila; Mr. Witsarut Piyavongsomboon, Second Secretary, Embassy of Thailand in Manila; Mr. Jesus Enrique G. Garcia III, Deputy Assistant Secretary, DFA-UNIO; and Ms. May Ofracio, Desk Officer, Socio-Cultural Division, DFA-UNIO

The Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) successfully convened the members and representatives of the CPSC Governing Board on June 27, 2023 in CPSC Manila, Philippines for the 115th Governing Board Meeting of the Staff College. The Heads of Missions and country representatives of Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand have attended the meeting.

During the meeting, the Board Members and Representatives were able to discuss the following agenda items: (a) adoption of the Minutes of the 114th Governing Board Meeting conducted February 23, 2023; (b) actions taken based on the Board decisions and matters arising from the previous meeting; (c) presentation of CPSC’s accomplishment report for FY 2022-2023; (d) reports of the Standing Committee Meeting conducted on May 17, 2023; and (e) fiscal management of CPSC concerning the operational budget for the next fiscal year.

Photo of the 115th Governing Board Meeting in session

In addition, the Board was also able to discuss the tentative line-up of programs, activities, and projects of CPSC for the upcoming FY 2023-2024 including plans for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Staff College. The Board was also able to review the results of the Midterm Review for APACC Strategic Plan 2020-2025 which was conducted online on February 2, 2023. Lastly, a simple ceremonial turnover was conducted for the CPSC Governing Board Chairpersonship and Vice-Chairpersonship as well as the CPSC Standing Committee

Turnover of the CPSC Governing Board Chairpersonship (from left): H.E. Betty Palaso, Ambassador of Papua New Guinea in Manila; Prof. G.L.D. Wickaramasinghe, CPSC Director General and APACC President; and H.E. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Kazi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Manila