Working Group on European National Committee Development (AHWGENCD)
By SuperUser Account 13 Jun 2013
Representatives of ten of the fourteen National Committees of the IUCN European Region were together with other elements of the IUCN structure in Rome in September 2013, hosted by the Government of Italy.
This meeting celebrated the nine month's work of the European National Committee Development Working Group, with each Chair signing a Charter with the IUCN Secretariat agreeing future collaborative working and approving ongoing work under a newly-formed Ad Hoc Working Group on European National Committee Development (AHWGENCD). Chris Mahon (UK)was unanimously re-elected to continue his work as Chair for this ongoing work in supporting the effectiveness of existing NCs and the establishment of new ones where appropriate.
The meeting also discussed the Global Programme Implementation Plan for the IUCN European Region and the 2020 Challenge initiative as an opportunity for fundraising with IUCN Members to achieve the Convention on Biological Diversity's Aichi targets.