Taicang, China — The 11th Executive Committee Meeting of Partners in Population and Development (PPD) was held in Taicang City, Jiangsu Province, China on (11th Meeting) 25th April 2006. The meeting was graciously hosted by the National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (NPFPC) of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
The following members attended the meeting, H.E. Mme Maiga Zeinab Mint Youba, Honorable Vice-Chair and Minister of Health, Government of Mali, Dr. Jotham Musinguzi, Honorable Treasurer and Director of Population Secretariat, Government of Uganda, H.E. Dr. Zhao Baige, Vice-Minister, NPFPC, Government of the People’s Republic of China represented the Honorable Chair, H.E. Mr. Zhang Weiqing, Minister, NPFPC, Government of the People’s Republic of China , Dr. Fouad Hamadi, General Secretary, Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Morocco representing the Honorable Secretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ceikh Biadillah, Minister, Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Mr. Mizanur Rahman Sinha, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh representing the Honorable Member H.E. Dr. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Mr. Sangeet Harry Jooseery, Executive Director of PPD.
The Executive Committee reviewed and discussed the governance, operational and programmatic activities and the strategic directions of the organization. This was the first EXCO meeting of the new Executive Director, Mr. Sangeet Harry Jooseery, since he joined office in late January 2006. In his report, Mr Jooseery, outlined the vision and strategies towards reinvigorating PPD, accelerating South-South activities in the other developing countries and improving the collaborative relations with development partners.