In photo: FSI Director-General Ma. Teresita C. Daza presents some copies of FSI publications to DAP President and CEO Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan, Jr., MNSA.

Manila, Philippines – On April 12, 2023, the Director-General of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Ma. Teresita C. Daza, met with the President and CEO of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), Atty. Engelbert C. Caronan, Jr., MNSA, to discuss linkages and potential collaboration in research and training .

DAP expressed interest in linking with think tanks and supporting FSI to become one of the leading think tanks on pressing international relations issues. They also offered to assist in the organizational development of FSI and provide continuing capacity development for personnel to empower FSI to deliver what is necessary for the Philippine Foreign Service Corps.

Ms. Rowena Villanueva of FSI and Ms. Dianne Castillo of DAP were also present at the meeting.

Notably, the President of the Development Academy of the Philippines is one of the members of the Board of the Foreign Service Institute, along with the President of the University of the Philippines and the Chairperson of the CSC. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs chairs the Board.