Governance

The Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In accordance with its statute, CAPSA has a Governing Council (GC) consisting of one representative nominated by the Government of Indonesia, the host country, and nine representatives of members and associate members of ESCAP elected by the Commission: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The Council meets at least once a year, reviews the administrative and financial status of the Centre, and monitors the implementation of its programme of work on an annual basis. The Executive Secretary of ESCAP submits an annual report, after adoption by the Council, to the Commission at its annual sessions.

CAPSA's overall work programme is guided by the efforts of the Commission and the Secretariat to promote inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Work plans are developed for 3-year cycles. These follow the format and standard used by ESCAP for the overall programme of work, and link into the work plan of CAPSA's substantive backstopping division at ESCAP, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division (MPDD). CAPSA also consults with and receives technical advice from a Technical Committee that represents experts from the region.

Twelfth Session of the Governing Council of CAPSA, 19 February 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Eleventh Session of the Governing Council of CAPSA, 12-13 February 2015, Bogor, Indonesia

Tenth Session of the Governing Council of CAPSA, 13 December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

Ninth Session of the Governing Council of CAPSA, 14-15 February 2013, Bogor, Indonesia

Eighth Session of the Governing Council of CAPSA, 21-22 March 2012, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Seventh Session of the Governing Council of CAPSA, 18 March 2011, Bangkok, Thailand