The Secretary-General of The Colombo Plan Secretariat, Ambassador Dr. Phan Kieu Thu with Ms. Tooba Mayel CPGAP Director, Mrs. Pornsom Paopramote, Vice Director General and Ms. Thida Pongcharoenchai, Social Worker of Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Thailand
The Secretary-General of The Colombo Plan Secretariat (CPS), Ambassador Dr. Phan Kieu Thu and the Director, Gender Affairs Programm (CPGAP), Ms. Tooba Mayel visited Thailand from 23rd – 25th July 2018.
During the visit, The Colombo Plan representatives met with Mrs. Pornsom Paopramote, Vice Director General of Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. The meeting was mainly focused on discussing the way forward for Thailand-Colombo Plan collaboration and to strengthen long term relationship CP shared with the Government of Thailand. Further discussions will be held between the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development and CPGAP in organizing capacity building trainings especially on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Ms. Tooba Mayel, Director, Gender Affairs Program with staff of Dream Weaving Project
A field visit was organized to ‘Dream Weaving by MSDHS” project. This project aims to create opportunity, restore dignity and raise spirit for the women, the disabled, the homeless and the victims of trafficking in persons, so that they are empowered. The program provided an opportunity for the CPGAP Director to meet with the center staff and discuss its mission, goals and vocational courses offered for the vulnerable community that includes salon training, Thai massage, baking and other crafts.