Organizational Structure

Colombo Declaration and Articles of Association of SACEP are the legal basis for SACEP. The principle organs of the governance structure (organization structure) of SACEP are the Governing Council (GC), Consultative Committee (CC), National Focal Points (NFP), Subject Area Focal Points and the SACEP Secretariat

diagram2 1. The Governing Council (GC)
The governing council (GC) is the principal deliberative and review body responsible for determining policies, strategies and programmes. It is represented at the ministerial level and periodically meets to take decisions of strategic significance. Since becoming a legal entity in 1982, SACEP held thirteen regular GC meetings and three special sessions

2. The Consultative Committee (CC)
The consultative committee is responsible for facilitating implementation of policies, strategies and progammes determined by the governing council and consists of representatives of diplomatic missions of member countries residing in Colombo . The CC is also expected to provide guidance to the secretariat in the planning, implementation and monitoring of programmes and projects. The consultative committee meets regularly to provides guidance to the SACEP secretariat in its activities

3. National Focal Points (NFP)
It is the responsibility of each member state to designate a national focal point to facilitate the work of the secretariat and to function as the main communication link with the member states and with the secretariat. National focal points are expected to work towards the implementation of the national programmes and co-operate with the secretariat in programme planning and implementation. The national focal points are deemed to be liaison points in their countries for all matters related to SACEP including their own

At an official level, secretaries of the ministries of environment are the designated national focal points of SACEP in the member countries. For operational needs, an official(s) of appropriate level are designated as the liaison officer to assist the secretaries in the discharge of the work related to SACEP

The contact details of SACEP national focal points are follows:

Afghanistan
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP)

Name : H.R.H. Prince Mostapha Zahir

Designation : Director General

Address : National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) Central Post Office Box Number 209, Parwan 2 Square Kabul Afghanistan

Telepone No : +93 752 017 633 / +93 799 400 600

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E-Mail : mostapha_zaher@hotmail.com; dg.nepa@nepa.gov.af ; dg.nepa@hotmail.com ;

Bangladesh
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP / SASP)

Name : Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed

Designation : Secretary In-charge

Address : Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Bangladesh Secretariat 1309; Building, No. 6 Dhaka-1000,Bangladesh

Telepone No : +880 2 9540481

: +880 2 9540210,

E-Mail : secretary@moef.gov.bd

Web : www.moef.gov.bd/

Bhutan
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP)

Name :Ms. Peldon Tshering

Designation : Officiating Secretary

Address : National Environment Commission Royal Government of Bhutan Post Box No. 466 Thimphu Bhutan

Telepone No : +975 2 338017 (Dir) / +975 2 323384 / 324323 /326386 (Gen)

: +975 2 321707 / 323385

E-Mail : secretary@nec.gov.bt; peldon@nec.gov.bt;

Web : www.nec.gov.bt

India
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP)

Name : Mr. Ashok Lavasa

Designation : Secretary

Address : Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Indira Parayavaran Bhavan ,Jor Bagh Road,New Delhi 110003,India

Telepone No : +91 11 24695262, 24695265 / 2
Fax: +91 11 24695270

E-Mail : secy-moef@nic.in

Web : www.envfor.nic.in

ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SASP)

Name : Prof. K VijayRaghavan

Designation : Secretary

Address : Ministry of Earth Sciences, 108, Prithvi Bhawan, IMD Campus, Opposite India Habitat Centre,Lodhi Road,New Delhi 110003,India

Telepone No : +91 11 24629771 / 2
Fax: +91 11 24629777

E-Mail : secretary@moes.gov.in

Web : www.moes.gov.in

Maldives
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP / SASP)

Name : Mr. Ajwad Mosthafa

Designation : Permanent Secretary

Address : Ministry of Environment & Energy Green Building, Handhuvaree Hingun, Maafannu Male’ 20392 Republic of Maldives

Telepone No : +960 3018310; 3018300
: +960 3018301

E-Mail : secretariat@environment.gov.mv

Web : www.environment.gov.mv/v1/

Nepal
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP)

Name : Dr. Krishna Chandra Paudel

Designation : Secretary

Address : Ministry of Science, Technology & Environment Government of Nepal Singha Durbar Kathmandu Nepal

Telepone No : +977-1-4211641

: +977-1-4211954

E-Mail : kcpaudel@hotmail.com;

Web : www.moste.gov.np

Pakistan
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP / SASP)

Name : Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan

Designation : Secretary Ministry of Climate Change

Address : Ministry of Climate Change Government of Pakistan 3rd Floor, LG&RD Complex Sector G-5/2 Islamabad (44000) Pakistan.

Telepone No : +92 51 9224579

: +92 51 9204126

E-Mail : k.ahmedarif@yahoo.com

Web : www.mocc.gov.pk

Sri Lanka
ORGAN/ORGANIZATION : NFP (SACEP / SASP)

Name : Mr. Udaya R. Seneviratne

Designation : Secretary

Address : Ministry of Mahaweli Development and EnvironmentvNo. 500, T.B.Jayah MawathavColombo 10 Sri Lanka.

Telepone No : +94 11 2 676844

: +94 11 2 676846

E-Mail : secretary@environmentmin.gov.lk

Web : www.environmentmin.gov.lk

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