OCPA Steering Committee Meeting

Maputo, Mozambique, 1 – 2 March 2004

The aim of the meeting was to review the progress made in implementing OCPA's objectives and programmes since the OCPA Task Force Meeting (Maputo, May 2002), and also examine the Observatory's activity plan for 2004 and 2005 as well as its medium term programme priorities.

The Committee approved the Activity Report (May 2002 – March 2004), and considered that the Observatory has developed its activities with dynamism and creativity in spite of the limited resources.

In this perspective of the expectations expressed with regard OCPA, the Committee decided that a funding strategy should be elaborated in 2004 for securing the Observatory's long-term financial sustainability and the means for the rapid further development of its network and information services (web site, documentation centre, information bulletin, databases, reference library), and for launching its research, advisory and training activities as well as an OCPA publication series.

The Steering Committee's Final Report (PDF, 109 kB) includes working documents such as the Programme and Agenda, the Activity Report for May 2002 - March 2004, the Work Plan and Budget for 2003 and 2004, the Preliminary Programme for 2005 and Medium Term Priorities.