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Cablegate: Fy-2004 Mrp "Ngo Management" - January 22-

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160737Z Jun 03

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 001047

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-SUSAN LOCKWOOD/DEBORAH THOMPSON
INFO: ECA/PE/V/G/N-ALICE SHIFFLETT; SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2004 MRP "NGO MANAGEMENT" - JANUARY 22-
FEBRUARY 12, 2004: SRI LANKAN NOMINATION
PROJECT NUMBER: E/VP-2004-0008

REF: (A) STATE 085455, (B) COLOMBO 0676

1. POST NOMINATES MS. P. VISAKA HIDELLAGE,
COUNTRY/REGIONAL DIRECTOR, INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY
DEVELOPMENT GROUP(ITDG), SOUTH ASIA, FOR PARTICIPATION
IN SUBJECT PROJECT.

2. NOMINATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.5
POST-EMAIL: rscmb@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Colombo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VP
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 83
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VP-2004-0008
PROJ-NAME: NGO Management - Jan. 22-Feb.12, 2004
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Group Projects
FY: 2004
DEPART-POST: 01/20/2004
SESSION-DATE: 01/22/2004
RETURN-POST: 02/15/2004
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 2
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on
"Democracy" and "Humanitarian Assistance"
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1027
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 31
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 12
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: NGO Management
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Punyawana
M-NAME: Vishaka
L-NAME: HIDELLAGE
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Intermediate Technology Development
M-ADDR2: Group (ITDG)
M-ADDR3: 6 Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha
M-CITY: Kirullapone, Colombo
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (94-1) 829-412
M-FAX: (94-1) 856-188
M-EMAIL: vishakah@itdg.slt.lk
M-CNTRY-ID: CE
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 10/14/1955
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Colombo
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
RES-CNTRY: Sri Lanka
START MEMO POSITION:
Country/Regional Director, Intermediate Technology
Development Group(ITDG), South Asia, April 2002- to
date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Oct. 1997-March 2002 - Policy Director, ITDG, South
Asia
December 1992-Sep. 1997 - Country Manager, Agro-
Processing, ITDG, Sri Lanka
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
June 2000 - Attended a workshop on Disaster Mitigation
in Miami
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
B.Sc.- Processing Engineering, Astrakhan Technical
Institute of Fisheries, Astrakhan, USSR, 1981
M.Sc. - Food Science and Technology, Post Graduate
Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of
Peradeniya, 1992
Ph.D. - Food Science/Economics, PGIA, University of
Peradeniya, 2002
Diploma in Managing Voluntary and Non Profit
Enterprises, Open University, U.K., 1999
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Sinhala
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Hindi
OTHER-LANG-ID: HJ
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Russian
OTHER-LANG-ID: RU
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Tamil
OTHER-LANG-ID: TC
READ: 3
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goals on
"Democracy" and "Humanitarian Assistance"
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Bruce A. Lohof
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Working as the Regional/Country Director for
Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) Visaka
provides effective leadership for her staff and
develops strategic directions in the work of ITDG. She
is responsible for financing programs in the Sri Lanka
office, balancing inputs from local and international
fundraising teams, and ensuring the effective and
efficient performance of the Sri Lanka Office in all of
its functions.
She is also a Member of the Board of Directors in the
Cathy Rich Memorial Food Processing Centre,
Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka and member of the Board of
Directors in the NGO's Water Supply and Sanitation
Decade Service, Sri Lanka.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 118
PERSON-ID: 122
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CE
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CE
RES-CNTRY-ID: CE
FIRST-LANG-ID: SI
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 12
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 52.0206
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

3. PLEASE ADVISE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS NOMINATION.
WILLS

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