SEAMEO Centres in Indonesia conducted their first Inter-Centre Collaboration Meeting for 2020 on 24-25 February 2020 at BIOTROP’s campus in Bogor to discuss the Centres’ budget and programme implementation planning for 2020. A total of 41 representatives from seven SEAMEO Centres in Indonesia, consisted of the Board of Directors and staff, actively participated in this activity.
During the two-day discussion, the Centres had a brainstorm in the direction and evaluation of their programmes for the application of the Public Service Agency (BLU) scheme and functional non-tax revenue (PNBP). The Centres invited Ms Yulma Santi, MT, from Centre for Agro-based Industry (BBIA) to share the management of functional PNBP in BBIA as a BLU as well as Mr Achmad Sanusi and Mr Cahyo Indartomo from the Directorate General of Budget of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia to give knowledge on the policy of functional PNBP application and management.
The meeting also emphasised sharing programmes among the Centres, including blended training course which was initiated by SEAMOLEC. The Centres also talked over the follow-up to the cooperation programme in STEM education with Timor Leste, which was initiated by RECFON and SEAQIS. Another topic was the implementation planning of the border school programme initiated by SEAMEO Secretariat Bangkok.