IPPF Regional meetings
International Planned Parenthood Federation, South Asia Region’s, Regional Council Meeting, Regional Executive Committee meeting and the Executive Directors meeting took place from the 2- 4th of August in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr Chandima Gunawardena (Hony.President and Regional Executive Committee Treasurer), Dr Pramilla Senanayake (Member of the Vetting Committee and Past President of FPA Sri Lanka), Ms Thushara Agus (Executive Director of FPA Sri Lanka) and Ms. Jayomi Marasinghe, (Asst. Secretary of FPA Sri Lanka's National Council and IPPF South Asia Regional Youth Network (SARYN) Secretary, represented FPA Sri Lanka at this event.
The Regional Council (RC) elects an executive body, the Regional Executive Committee (REC), for a three-year term. A decision-making body, its role is to oversee the performance, management and financial health of the IPPF South Asia region.
On the 3rd of August, at the Regional Council meeting, Mr Chandima Gunawardena, Honorary President of FPA Sri Lanka received the Certificate of Accreditation. The Association was the first IPPF Member Association in the South Asian region to receive accreditation in phase 3. Following an accreditation review in January 2017 and successful implementation of the post accreditation action plan, the IPPF Governing Council was satisfied that the Association was found to be in full compliance with all 48 standards as defined under the Standards and responsibilities of IPPF Membership.
We are also excited to announce that Ms. Jayomi Marasinghe was elected as the Youth Representative to the Governing Council at this meeting.