Meeting of the ICIMOD Programme Advisory Committee and Board Executive Committee


Members of the Programme Advisory Committee and Board Executive Committee convened in Kathmandu the first week of June for two days of discussion on ICIMOD’s progress in the first half of 2013. 

During the PAC meeting, several new policies and strategies were shared with the PAC members, including a Research Data Management Policy and a Gender and Equity Policy, which will be submitted to the Board for approval in November after incorporating suggestions and feedback from PAC members. Strategies regarding the partnerships and knowledge management and communication and the Centre’s approach to monitoring and evaluation were also discussed.

The Programme Advisory Committee is a group of seven international and regional experts, selected based on their experience and knowledge, that helps guide ICIMOD’s programme activities. Members of the PAC are also independent members of the ICIMOD Board of Governors.

On the second day of meetings, progress during the first six months of the year in ICIMOD’s eight regional member countries and within the Centre’s six regional programmes was shared with the Board Executive Committee, which consists of the current Chair of the ICIMOD Board, Dr Rabindra Shakya, Nepal; the former Board Chair, Bo Ni (representing Nyi Nyi Kyaw), Myanmar; and the next Chair in line, Taimur Azmat Osman, Pakistan. Overall, BEC and PAC members expressed satisfaction with the Centre’s work in the first half of 2013, including the transition into the new strategic framework and organizational structure, which were approved at the last Board meeting in November 2012.

Moving forward, the Centre will take feedback from the meetings into consideration as it refines its policies, strategies, and activities over the next six months. At the annual Board meeting, set to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal in late November, it will share the new strategies and seek approval on the proposed policies and will then move forward with their implementation.