Core Functions of the ACMECS Interim Secretariat

The ACMECS Interim Secretariat is tasked to perform the following 4 core functions:

In addition, the ACMECS Interim Secretariat conducts extra projects or activities as tasked by the ACMECS Senior Officials which deem that such projects or activities would benefit, strengthen and advance ACMECS and its process.

Policy, planning and coordination

The ACMECS Interim Secretariat , among others, formulates and proposes policies, plan and strategies, as well as recommendations on areas of cooperation to be focused, to ACMECS Senior Officials for consideration, and conducts academic projects and activities with a view to strengthening the ACMECS’ process and performance

Conferencing services

The ACMECS Interim Secretariat, among others, assists ACMECS Chair in organizing high-level and Coordinating Committees’ meetings as needed, on a case-by-case basis

Strategic Communications

the ACMECS Interim Secretariat among others, follows up, evaluates and reviews the implementation of the ACMECS Prioritized Projects, as well as makes recommendations to improve project implementation

Excellence

the ACMECS Interim Secretariat, among others, prepares and proposes communication strategy for ACMECS Senior Officials for consideration, undertakes communication activities with a view to promoting public visibility, awareness and recognition of ACMECS through various means and appropriate media and channels

Director of ACMECS Interim Secretariat

Dr. Kanwana Hemkamon

The Director of ACMECS Interim Secretariat shall help facilitate effective operation of the Secretariat in performing its core functions as well as oversee the implementation of administration, budget, general affairs, among others, of the office.

Director of ACMECS Interim Secretariat

Dr. Kanwana Hemkamon

Dr. Kanwana Hemkamon has been assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand to the position of the Director of ACMECS Interim Secrertariat since January 2023.

She has served as a career diplomat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand since 2008. She have worked in the Department of International Economic Affairs and the Department of International Organizations as well as served in the Royal Thai Embassies in Bucharest, Romania and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Kanwana graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and a Master of Arts in International Economic and Finance from the same University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.