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 […]

Training Programme on sharing best practices on Women and Leadership

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Each member country is requested to nominate, through the Colombo Plan Gender Focal Point up to two (3) candidates, one principle and two reserve, by completing the Colombo Plan Application Form and submission of a medical certificate. The duly accomplished nomination forms (two sets) should be forwarded by or before 15 August 2016, to the Colombo Plan Secretariat at the […]

Meeting on Gender Affairs Program (GAP) between INL and Colombo Plan 24th to 26th February, 2016

A token of appreciation presented by Mr. Kinley Dorji, Secretary General of the Colombo Plan to Mr Jeff Roberson, Director INL/AP.

A Meeting on Gender Affairs Program (GAP) between INL and Colombo Plan took place at the Colombo Plan Secretariat on 25th February 2016 with the participation of the Secretary General Mr Kinley Dorji, Dr Sheeba Harma, Director-GAP and Ms Savini Sirikumara, Senior Programme Officer (GAP) of Colombo Plan. The INL was represented by Mr Al […]

FIRST gender focal point conference on advancing women and child development


The Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Programme successfully launched its first Gender Focal Point Conference with the participation of senior level delegates from 20 Colombo Plan member countries. Upon its inception, the Gender Affairs Programme invited the member countries to nominate 2 focal points each to facilitate the objectives of the Gender Affairs Programme in each […]

Inauguration speech by the Secretary General of the Colombo Plan for the first Gender Affairs Focal Point Conference 26 November 2016


1.    Address Hon. Chief Guest, Ms. Chandrani Bandara, Minister of Women and Child Affairs, H.E. Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Council President of the Colombo Plan and Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Excellencies and CP Council members of Colombo Plan Member States,  Distinguished delegates representing National Gender Affairs Focal Points of the Member States Members of […]

First Gender Focal Point Conference

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26th and 27th November 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka The Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Programme (CPGAP) is pleased to host the First Gender Focal Point Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 26th and 27th November 2015 at the Hilton Hotel Colombo. Senior Gender Focal points responsible for gender policy making from Colombo Plan member countries will […]

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