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Strengthening project implementation in South East Asia

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27 March, 2018Project coordinators in South East Asia attended a planning meeting in Yangon on 23 – 24 March, to discuss challenges and strategies of project implementation in order to be more efficient and responsive to union members’ needs.

The annual exercise to share experiences and challenges in implementing projects in their respective country was attended by project coordinators from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines, together with IndustriALL staff.

“This meeting is really important to make sure that projects are implemented in line with the IndustriALL’s key strategic goals,” says Atle Hoie, IndustriALL assistant general secretary.

Updates on the projects supported by trade union solidarity support organizations were discussed, and participants set the directions for the coming years.

The attending coordinators also delved deeper into effective ways of reporting that corresponds to the requirements of project partners in terms of timely submission and financial documentation related to the projects.

“For the projects to be more efficient we need to re-align activities with the specific sectors where we are working for and increase coordination with the sectoral directors in the head office,” says Annie Adviento, IndustriALL regional secretary.