SEAFDEC convened the Special Meeting of the Council in Bangkok, Thailand on 3-4 October 2013 to discuss important management issues in order to improve the operations of the Center, particularly on the recommendations of the Third SEAFDEC Review, the Plans of Operation of SEAFDEC Departments and Secretariat, as well as other management issues.
The Meeting was chaired by Mrs. Drusila Esther E. Bayate, the Alternate SEAFDEC Council Director for the Philippines, on behalf of the Council Director for the Philippines and Chairperson of the SEAFDEC Council for 2013-2014. While recognizing the SEAFDEC activities, achievements, and financial situation during 2003-2012, the Council emphasized the need for SEAFDEC to further minimize possible duplication of efforts among Departments, and enhance the participation of Member Countries in the future activities of SEAFDEC. In addition, prioritization of the SEAFDEC activities is deemed necessary, and this should be considered during the program review at the next Meeting of the SEAFDEC Program Committee. It was also suggested that SEAFDEC should consider conducting regular performance assessment and cost-benefit analysis of its programs, however, this is subject to further discussion among the Member Countries. Read More »