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Secretary General calls on Vietnam Ambassador to request hosting next CCM


The Secretary General, H.E. Kinely Dorji visited His Excellency Ms. Phan Kieu Thu, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on 19 September and requested Vietnam to be the host of the 46thConsultative Committee Meeting (CCM) in 2018. He briefed her on the CCM proceedings, agenda and an update on the preparations for this year’s […]

Strengthening ICCE initiatives in Vietnam


On 26 July 2016, Mr. Nguyen Trong Dam, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) met with Mr. Tay Bian How, Director of the Colombo Plan International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professional (ICCE) to discuss possible collaboration in professionalising the Vietnamese addiction workforce. The meeting was acknowledged as very […]

Expert Working Group Meeting on Rural-based Prevention and Treatment Curriculum, 10 to 13 August, 2016


Substance use has long been a problem in rural areas, though it is often perceived to be associated more with city life. Moreover, there are limited resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery in rural communities. In order to address and reduce substance use related problems in rural areas effectively, ICCE is developing Rural-Based Prevention and […]

Twelve Korean Universities Commit to ICUDDR Initiative


Deans and Professors from twelve Korean universities participated actively in the ICCE “Walk Through” Training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum of Substance Use Disorders( UTC) after their universities commit to the Colombo Plan ICCE to integrate UTC into a specialised or long-term post graduate degree Programme in their universities. This initiative is part of the […]

Colombo Plan Welcomes Ms. Bandana Shrestha as new Director for Gender Affairs Programme (GAP)

Ms. Bandana Shrestha with Secretary General and senior officers at Secretariat

The Secretary General, H.E. Kinley Dorji welcomed Ms. Bandana Shrestha from Nepal as the new Director of Gender Affairs Programme (GAP) who assumed duty from 18 August, 2016. In a  orientation arranged at the Secretariat, he  briefed her on the history and achievements of the Colombo plan and its various current programmes. Ms. Shrestha has […]

Secretary General addresses the International Youth Day in Colombo, 12 August, 2016

Youth leaders pose with Secretary General and Hon. Minister with “Goals for sustainable development”

The Secretary General addressed the International Youth Day celebrations in Colombo, hosted by Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Association (SUNFO) on 12 August, 2016. Over 600 youth from all over the island and a group of students from various countries  attended the programme, which was chaired by the Minister for Youth and  Economic Affairs, Hon. […]

Secretary General addresses Awarding Ceremony of Diplomatic Training participants at MOFA, 12 Aug, 2016

The Secretary General with the participants of the Diplomatic Training

The Secretary- General , H.E. Kinley Dorji participated in the closing ceremony of the International Diplomatic Training for Colombo Plan member countries, hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka on 12 August, 2016. The training was the first international training programme on Diplomacy and international relations, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration […]

Microfinance for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) Development in Asia-Pacific Region, 25 April- 6 May, 2016, Thailand


Colombo Plan in collaboration with Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)  have conducted a training programme on “Microfinance for Small and medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) Development in Asia and Pacific Region” for our member countries from 25th April to 6th May, 2016. The programme was partially funded by OFID and implemented by the Mekong Institute, Thailand. […]

Secretary General Visits KOICA Country Office in Sri Lanka


Colombo: The Secretary General Kinley Dorji visited the resident representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Colombo and discussed on cooperation in common interest areas in Colombo plan member countries.  The visit was carried out on 13 July, 2016. The Resident Representative of KOICA, Lee, Dong-Ku  welcomed the Secretary General and briefed on […]

Secretary General Calls for Innovative Fields for Entrepreneurship to Sri Lankan Youth

The trainees with the Secretary General and the FCCISL team

Trincomalee: The Secretary General, Colombo Plan  called for  more  innovative and diversified fields  for entrepreneurship development training programme for Sri Lankan youths in self employment. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop on “Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship  in Sri Lanka” organized by Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) […]

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