The EU-ASEAN COMPASS 4th Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting was held in Jakarta, on the 24th of August 2016. Representatives from the 10 ASEAN Member States Statistical Offices, ASEAN Secretariat, EU Delegation, and COMPASS team participated in the event. The meeting aimed at discussing progress and issues concerning the implementation of the 2nd Annual Work Programme (AWP2) of the COMPASS Project for 2016.
The members of the PSC reviewed the first six months of the AWP 2, and discussed the activities planned for the second semester 2016 as well as implementation issues of the project. The meeting enabled participants to agree on the activity schedule for the 2nd semester 2016 and to approve changes to AWP2, taking into account emerging requests for support by beneficiary institutions. The very active participation of the PSC members also helped to identify new mechanisms and solutions to continue improving the coordination of COMPASS activities.
During the meeting, PSC members stressed out the efforts done by the technical assistance team of the project to achieve project’s objectives, and more especially the former Team Leader, Mr Romesh Paul. The new team leader who will take over, Mr. Yannick Bineau, was also introduced and warmly welcome by participants. Mr. Bineau started his assignment on the 6th of September 2016. COMPASS would like to take this opportunity to extend their warm welcome to Mr. Bineau and look forward to working with him!