Orgnizational 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

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

Contact Details of SACEP National Focal Points


Name : Eng. Ezatullah Sediqi

Designation : Deputy Director General

Address : National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), Darrulaman Road, School Street, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Telepone No : +93 (0) 799 622 517

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Name : Dr. Farhina Ahmed

Designation : Secretary

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

Telepone No : +880 2 55100433

Fax : +880 2 9540210,

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Name : Hon’ble Dasho Sonam P Wangdi

Designation : Secretary

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

Telepone No : +975-2-323384

Fax : +975-2-323385

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Name : Ms. Leena Nandan

Designation : Secretary (EF&CC)

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

Telepone No : +91-11-20819308 / +91-11-20819408

Fax : +91-11- 20819238

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Name : Dr. M. Ravichandran

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 2651 0068/ 2651 1439

Fax: +91 11 2462 9777

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Name : Mr. Ajwad Musthafa

Designation : Permanent Secretary

Address : Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Green Building, Handhuvaree Hingun, Maafannu, Male’, 20392, Republic of Maldives

Telepone No : +960-301 8404

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Name : Dr. Rewati Raman Poudel

Designation : Acting Secretary

Address :Ministry of Forests and Environment, Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Telepone No : +977-1-4211567

Fax : +977-1-4211868

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Name : Mr. Akhlaque Ahmed Qureshi

Designation : Joint Secretary (International Cooperation)

Address : Ministry of Climate Change and Environmental Cooperation, 3rd Floor, LG&RD Complex, G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Telepone No : + (92-51) 9245841

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Sri Lanka

Name : Mr. B.K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi

Designation : Secretary

Address : Ministry of Environment, ’Sobadam Piyasa’, 416/C/1, Robert Gunawardana Mawatha, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Telepone No : +94-11-2034121 /2034122

Fax : +94-11-2879944 /2676846

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