Singapore, in partnership with Colombo Plan, shared experiences in climate change, energy and the environment with 15 government officials from 12 Colombo Plan member countries over a five-day course held in Singapore from 20 to 24 February 2012. Organised under the auspices of the Singapore-Colombo Plan Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) and conducted by the Nanyang Technological University Centre for Continuing Education, the course provided insights into Singapore’s inter-agency contribution and approach in formulating sustainable energy solutions to climate change.
In her opening address, Ms Belinda Tay, Deputy Director for Technical Cooperation from the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recognised the longstanding and fruitful partnership between Singapore and the Colombo Plan in sharing knowledge with representatives from Colombo Plan member countries.
Mr Adam Maniku, Secretary-General of the Colombo Plan, agreed in his opening remarks that Singapore and the Colombo Plan could foster a harmonious collaboration for South-South cooperation to grow.
At the closing ceremony, Class Representative Ms Pebbles Badillo Sanchez expressed her gratitude to Singapore and the Colombo Plan for the relevant and timely course. She added, "We are truly appreciative of the generosity of our lecturers from the Nanyang Technological University for sharing with us their technical expertise and research and development programmes."