On January 18, 2024, Sikyong Penpa Tsering and Kalon Norzin Dolma of the Department of Information and International Relations, along with representatives from USAID India Ms. Balaka Dey, Development Assistance Specialist and Ms. Radharani Thakuria, Project Management Specialist and, Department Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, staff members of the Social Resource Development Fund (SARD), and partners from various organizations, held the 5th Project Coordination Committee (PCC) meeting for the USAID-funded CTA-Capacity Building and Sustainability Initiative (CBSI) program at the Kashag Secretariat in Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala. The semi-annual PCC meetings provide opportunities for members to validate and confirm program direction, activity development, and ensure ongoing collaboration. PCC meetings remain one of the few opportunities for cross-CTA discussion and collaboration at the leadership level.
The CTA-CBSI program aims to strengthen CTA’s leadership and planning, and improve the management systems of CTA and settlement institutions.
In the second half of the day, SARD convened a roundtable discussion focused on exploring digital
program coordination among CTA implementing partners and enhancing digital security for CTA. The discussion included representatives from the Secretary of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Secretary of the Department of Finance, Additional Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture, The Tibet Fund (TTF), National Democratic Institute (NDI), .zeropoint, TCRC, Monlam IT, Wadhwani AI, and Tibet Action Institute (TAI). Following this discussion, another roundtable discussion on Settlement Improvement Plan (SIP), Settlement-based Economic Development and Tourism Development, and Cooperative Improvement Plan took place. Representatives from the Department of Home, Department of Education, Department of Health, TTF, and NDI participated in this discussion.
Filed by Social and Resource Development Fund (SARD), Department of Finance