Management of the Australia Awards Laos

Program management

The Australia Awards Scholarships are managed by Coffey International Limited in association with Vientiane College, on behalf of the Australian Government. Key Government of Laos partners include the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Ministry of Home Affairs. In addition, there are two key agency partners, the Lao Disabled Persons Association and Laos National Commission for the Advancement of Women. The program is overseen by a High Level Advisory Council which provides policy direction across all components of the program.

Governance Structure Laos-Australia Institute 

(a) High Level Advisory Council: that will meet annually to review the overall progress of the program; and provide advice related to policy and cross-sectoral issues at a strategic level; and

(b) Program Steering Committee: that will meet every six months to consider the broader policy directions of the program; approve a four-year rolling plan, budgets and reports; review implementation progress and results and assist to coordinate progress across all program activities and functions.

 Diagram 2:    Governance Arrangements for the Laos Australia Institute

 

 

High Level Advisory Council

 

Co-chairs:

-  Head of Mission, Australian Embassy

- Minister, Ministry of Planning and investment

 

 

Members

 

Counsellor

Australian

Embassy

Vice Minister of

of Education &

Sports

Vice Minister of

Home

Affairs

Representative of

Lao National

Assembly

 

LAI Contractor,

(Secretariat role)

 

 

Program Steering Committee

 

Co-chairs:

- Vice Minister of Education and Sports

- Counsellor of  Australian Embassy

 

 

                                                                            Members

 

 

Director of International Cooperation Department,

MPI

Director of Performance Appraisal and Civil Service Development, MoHA

Director of Higher Education Department, MoES

Director of  Foreign Affairs Department, National Assembly

Lao Disabled People's Association

 

National Commission for Advancement of Women

 

 

 

LAI Contractor, (Secretariat role)

 

 Roles of High Level Advisory

(a)   Review (overall) program progress

(b)   Provide advice related to addressing policy or cross-sectoral issues – at a strategic level

(c)   Sets strategic directions for Australia’s Lao HRD Program

(d)   Award “Alumnus of the Year” (following advice from Program Steering Committee)

Roles of Program Steering Committee:

(a)   Review implementation progress and results

(b)   Approve four-year rolling plan, budgets and reports

(c)   Identifying membership of Joint Selection Panel (JSP)

(d)   Coordination of program implementation across all program activities and functions

(e)   Recommend “Alumnus of the Year” to High-level Advisory Council

(f)    Present all works discussed above at High Level Advisory Council meeting for endorsement.

 

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