ICC-COGENT’s project Supporting International Initiatives to Maintain the Coconut Genetic Network (COGENT) funded by ACIAR-DFAT is completed in December 2022. The End of Project evaluation meeting was held in a hybrid mode in Jakarta on 12th December 2022. The meeting was attended physically by Dr. Tristan Armstrong, Senior Sector Specialist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia (DFAT), Canberra, Mrs. Erlene C. Manohar, COGENT Coordinator along with Dr. Jelfina C.Alouw, Executive Director of ICC, Ms. Mridula Kottekate, Assistant Director, Mr. Alit Pirmansah, Market & Statistics Officer, Mr. Klaudio Hosang, Admin. and Finance Officer and Ms. Julieane Camile Lacsina, COGENT support staff.
The meeting was remotely attended by Ms. Irene Kernot, Research Program Manager for Horticulture, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR); Mr. Vincent Johnson, COGENT support; Dr, Carmel Pilloti, COGENT support from Pacific; ITAG3 leader Dr. Wayne Myrie, Dr. Andrea Garavito and COGENT SC member Dr. Lalith Perera.
The meeting was started with the introduction and welcome address by Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, followed by a message from Ms. Irene Kernot, ACIAR, and Dr. Tristan Armstrong, DFAT.
Mr. Vincent Johnson presented the Sustaining International Initiatives to Maintain COGENT program and details of the project followed by Participatory Discussion on Expectations of the Project Team and ICC on the Needs of the Industry within the scope of the Project and in the context of ACIARs goals for the Industry. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Tristan. All the participants shared their views.
The Synthesis of the Project Achievements per Objective and the Deliverables was presented by Mrs. Erlene, COGENT Coordinator. She discussed the objectives and deliverables in detail including the Project Implementation Challenges and Effects to the Planned Project Activities; Planned Outcomes in Support of COGENT’s Sustainability Initiatives and recommendations in the context of the project outputs and support to COGENT’s Sustainability Plan. Discussion and reactions were thereafter in each presentation in which the members participated actively. The synthesis of the full discussions and reactions of the meeting was presented by Ms. Julieane Camile Lacsina, COGENT support staff.
The meeting was concluded with the remarks by Dr. Jelfina, Executive Director, ICC. In her remarks, she thanked ACIAR and DFAT for supporting ICC-COGENT initiatives during the transaction period. She appreciated and acknowledged the services of Mrs. Erlene, COGENT coordinator, and Mr. Vincent, Coordinator Support. Ms. Irene in her concluding remarks appreciated for successful implementation of the project by the team and acknowledged the active participation of each member of the team. Dr. Tristan also appreciated the progress and achievement made under the project and congratulated one and all of the team for the successful completion of the project.
The meeting ended with the presentation of the ICC Plaque of Appreciation to Dr. Tristan Armstrong by Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw.