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Posted: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:55
SEAMEO BIOTROP gets Governing Board’s support for its 9th FYDP implementation - 258 time(s) visited
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SEAMEO BIOTROP’s  Governing Board (GB) endorsed the Centre’s 9th Five-Year Development Plan  (FYDP) for 2012-2017, including its budgetary requirements and revised organizational structure, as among the 13 working papers discussed during its 49th meeting held in Bali, Indonesia on 18-20 October 2011.   The working papers dealt with administrative and program concerns of the Centre.

The GB acknowledged the efforts of SEAMEO BIOTROP in coming up with its 9th FYDP and expressed support in helping realize the Centre’s new vision and mission statements, goals,  strategies, and special initiatives.  The Centre envisions to be “A leading Centre in enriching and promoting the real values of tropical biology in Southeast Asia” in the next five years. Its mission will be “To provide scientific knowledge and capacity building in conserving and managing tropical biology sustainably for the well-being of communities and the environment of Southeast Asia.” 

The GB encouraged the Centre to balance its national and regional involvements in all its operations and program implementation and, at the same time, pay attention in measuring the impacts of its activities to enhance its niche and relevance.

Also during the meeting, the GB endorsed the second term of office of Dr. Bambang Purwantara and Dr. Irdika Mansur as SEAMEO BIOTROP’s  Director and Deputy Director for Resources Management, respectively effective 1 January 2012 until 31 December 2014.

The GB meeting  was conducted back-to-back with the “Seminar-Workshop on the State of the Art of Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia: Focus on Indonesian Agriculture Sector” on 17 October 2011, and concurrently with the 59th GB Meeting of SEAMEO Regional Centre on Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).   It was the first time that two SEAMEO Centres held their respective GB meetings simultaneously as a result of jointly implementing the said seminar-workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia. Prof. Dr. Khairil Anwar Notodiputro, Head of Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) of Indonesia, officially opened the GB meetings of both Centres during the seminar-workshop.

The meeting was attended by 9 GB members from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and representatives from Indonesia and Vietnam.  SEAMES Deputy Director  for Program, Dr. Noorhaizamdin Abdullah, and 12 SEAMEO BIOTROP officials and staff were also present during the meeting.