The 18th Meeting of SEAFDEC Information Staff Program (18ISP) was organized in Singapore from 10 to 12 October 2017. Hosted by MFRD, the Meeting was attended by the information-related officers and staff from the SEAFDEC Secretariat and Departments, and reviewed the progress of implementation of the Information Strategies of SEAFDEC which are aimed at enhancing SEAFDEC visibility and strengthening communications among the SEAFDEC Departments and Secretariat.
During the discussion of the progress made by the Secretariat and Departments in implementing the Information Strategies, recommendations were made for the improvement of the corresponding activities. With regards to the progress in the establishment of SEAFDEC Institutional Repository which is meant to enhance public access to publications produced by Secretariat and Departments, it was noted that some Departments have not yet established their respective repositories due to certain technical constraints. In this connection, the Meeting agreed that those Departments needing assistance from other Departments could communicate such concern through the Secretariat for subsequent action. Moreover, a review of the existing Information Strategies and development of a draft revised Notes for Editing and Harmonizing SEAFDEC Style, were proposed for consideration during the forthcoming Department Chiefs Meeting.