1999 Centre Directors and
Strategic Planning Group Meeting
19-21 July 1999
Ambassador City, Jomtien, Thailand
|The 1999 Centre Directors and Strategic Planning Group meeting was convened during 19-21 July 1999 at the Ambassador City, Jomtien, Thailand. There were 54 participants at the meeting.|
|Four new Centre Directors attended the meeting
for the first time in the capacity of a Centre Director. They are Ms Goh Chi Lan from
Dr Padoongchart Suwanawongse from RIHED,
Mr Pisit Charoenwongsa from SPAFA, Dr Narimah Awin from TROPMED Malaysia.
|Observers from various organizations also
participated: Mr Joe Nogueira from ACCC,
Ms Karen Robinson from Camosun College,
Dr Stephen Anzalone from Education Development Center, Mr John Rostron from JKR Associates Limited, Mr Mervyn McIntyre from Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and
Dr Alex Fung from Hong Kong Baptist University.
|SEAMEO Secretariat Director and all Centre Directors presented their FY 1998/1999 report highlighting the Centres' achievements based on the 5 Key Result Areas.|
|Many reports were discussed. Among others, were reports on Community Involvement Programme, SEAMEO-CIDA Internship Programme, SEAMEO Network Marketing Strategic Plan, IT Development Plan and SEAMEO Involvement in International Conferences.|
|Representatives from the Associate Member Countries were also present at the meeting. For example Mr Tony Mitchener from The Australian Embassy, Mr Mark Metivet from the French Embassy, and from Myanmar, Ms Ni Ni Myint from Yangon University.|
|Dr Percy E Sajise, Director from SEARCA presented the report from SEARCA citing that "SEAMEO SEARCA has continued to do the work it does best -that of working for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management through human resource development, research, information dissemination, and ,of late, policy support. FY 1998-1999 saw the Centre reaching its major targets and making some headway in its various programmes, even as the financial crisis continued to hound the region".|
|Dr Arief S Sadiman, Interim Director from SEAMOLEC, the youngest Centre of all SEAMEO Centres, reported on SEAMOLEC First Governing Board Meeting. He described that the increasing demand for education and training could no longer be handled by the conventional system, especially in the Southeast Asian region, and added that open learning and distance education were potential means for addressing the problem.|
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