Another remarkable achievement was made by Datuk Sudha Devi KR Vasudevan.
Datuk Sudha, The former Malaysian High Commissioner, has been reappointed as the Commonwealth Foundation’s chair for another period of two years. According to the press release, Wisma Putra stated her new term began on 1 January 2023, following support from all 56 member countries of the Commonwealth.
— Wisma Putra (@MalaysiaMFA) January 10, 2023
“The reappointment of Sudha Devi as the Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation is a reflection of Malaysia’s significant role and a strong commitment to supporting the work of the Foundation, as well as the Commonwealth organisation, as a whole. As Chair of the Commonwealth Foundation, Sudha Devi is to attend meetings of its Board of Governors; represents the Foundation at intergovernmental meetings and events; and serves as its ambassador in promoting the Foundation’s vision and values,” the ministry said in a statement Tuesday (January 10).
The Commonwealth Foundation was established with the aim to support and strengthen people’s participation, especially through Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to build democratic societies. Throughout the years, the Foundation has undertaken various programmes to support civic voices to influence public discourse on issues such as, among others, gender equality and community service. It also offers grants to CSOs of Commonwealth member countries that intend to organise programmes to encourage people’s participation in upholding governance, democracy, and human rights.
Datuk Sudha is the First Asian to be elected as chair of the Foundation since its establishment in 1966
Datuk Sudha brings extensive leadership experience to the role. Congratulations on the reappointment Datuk Sudha Devi KR Vasudevan.