Fourth Steering Committee Meeting

Setha Palace hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR

2-3 October 2015

 

Meeting Agenda

 

 

Objectives:

 

  • to update the progress of SLU and Regional PhD and Master courses
  • to share the progress of the technology transfer
  • to update of the research calls of 2015 and lesson learnt
  • to discuss the reporting system, period and template
  • to plan for activities 2015 and 2016
  • to discuss the management issues of MEKARNII

 

Time

Topic

Responsible persons

6:30

Welcome dinner – 1 October 2015

Dr. Vanthong Phengvichith and Dr. daovy kongmanila

DAY ONE – 02 October 2015

9:00-9:15

Welcome remarks by host country

 

Remarks by Sida

Dr. Vanthong Phengvichith

Ms. AnnaKarin Norling

9:15-9:20

Objectives of the fourth SC meeting

Dr. Khieu Borin

9:20-9:35

Report of the progress of PhD students at SLU

Prof. Ewa Wredle

9:35-10:00

Report of progress of Regional PhD students and their the research titles and supervisors

Prof. Thomas Reg Preston

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:50

 

Report of audit by PWC of the budget hold by NLU

Dr. Duong Nguyen Khang

10:50-12:00

Financial report January-September 2015 and other matters related to budget

-          Cambodia

-          Lao PDR

-          Vietnam

Country Coordinators

12:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-14:20

Report of cattle fed on cassava pulp in Laos – Technology transfer component

Prof. Thomas Reg Preston

14:20-14:40

Technology transfer component – Regional activities and progress in Cambodia

Dr. Khieu Borin

14:40-15:00

MEKARN official Website and MEKARN FaceBook website

Dr. Khieu Borin

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:30

Follow up with the issues agreed in the third SC committee meeting at NLU particularly on reporting – finance and activities

All

18:30

Group dinner

Dr. Vanthong Phengvichith and Dr. daovy kongmanila

DAY TWO – 2 October 2015

9:00-10:00

Management of MEKARN II

-       Reporting systems, period and templates

All

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-12:00

Management of MEKARN II - continue

-       Reporting systems, period and templates

-       Internal and external Audits

All

12:00-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:30

Proposed activities for remaining months of 2015 and plan for 2016

All

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break