Global Southern body committed to Infrastructure development for PPD Secretariat to deepening the SSC

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — PPD member countries met in beautiful location of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for 24thExecutive Committee Meeting. The key issues of the meeting was to promote PPD for undertaking upcoming challenges in post ICPD era. The Executive Committee (Ex-Co) held was desirous to find PPD in a unique leadership position toaddressing population and development issues in a holistic modality for global south.

20Participants of the Executive Committee Meetings

The committee approved the minutes of 23rd ExecutiveCommittee (Ex-Co) held in Beijing in the month of October 2013. Discussions and decisions of the sub-committees responsible for Program and Finance were presented in the meeting and were discussed rigorously as the key issues of agenda item. Significant discussion took place on ED’s report, progress and modality of building construction of PPD secretariat, PPD’s upcoming potential networks and also aboutthe celebrationof PPD’s 20th anniversary of this year. The committee highly appreciated the leadership of PPD and specially thesignificant effort of Executive Director to make PPD more visible in the world community and wished all the success of PPD in 20th anniversary year.

In the meeting, South Africa announced their contribution for PPD building construction and China also reaffirmed their willingness to contribute for PPD’s building construction in near future.
The below mentioned Ex-Co members and observers of the committee and the Minister of the host country of the meeting were present in the meeting.

Ex-co member

H.E. Mr. Wang Pei’ an
Vice Chair, PPD Board and Honorable Vice Minister, National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC),
Government of the People’s Republic of China.

Mr. George A Kichamu
Secretary, PPD Board and
Director General, National Council for Population and Development
Government of Kenya

Prof. MajedZemni
Treasurer, PPD Board and Director General
National Board of Family and Population
Ministry of Public Health
Government of Tunnisia

H.E. Mr. ZahidMaleque
Member, PPD Board
Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Dr. R.P.Meena
Director, RCH
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Government of India

Mr. CocekoBambihlelo Johan Pakade
Director General
Department of social Development
Government of South Africa

Mr. Abraham Rojas Joyner
Director General
National population Council
Government of Mexico

Minister of the Host country of the meeting:

H.E. Dr. David Pererenyatwa
Member, PPD Board
Honorable Minister, Ministry of Health and Child Care,
Government of Zimbabwe

Observer of the meeting

H.E. HonourableMatiaKasaija
Chair of the Program and Planning Sub-committee
Member, PPD Board
Minister of State (Planning), Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Government of the Republic of Uganda

H.E. Mr. Fidelis UgboEsq
Chair of the Finance and Risk Management Sub-committee
Deputy to the Ministry of Planning
National Planning commission
Ministry of Nigeria


Dr. Joe Thomas
Executive Director, PPD

Dr. Lorna Tumwebaze
Deputy Executive Director, PPD

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