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Committee Decisions

CONF 003 XII.4-5

Requests for International Assistance: Training - Natural heritage

XII.4 The Committee noted that the Bureau, at its eighteenth session on 9-10 December 1994, considered eight requests for amounts not exceeding US$ 30,000 and approved the following seven:

  1. 17th International Training Course for Protected Area Managers of Latin America, CATIE, Costa Rica               US$30,000
  2. Regional Training Course for Protected Area Managers of Arab States, Egypt                                             US$30,000
  3. Support to participants from Francophone Africa to attend a Training Course on Protected Areas, organized by ENGREF, France, in Côte d'Ivoire
                                                         US$19,000
  4. Regional Training Course for Protected Area Managers of West Africa, organized by School of Wildlife Specialists, Garoua, Cameroon (an additional US$ 5,000 for supporting the publication of the proceedings of the training seminar should be sought from other sources)
                                                        US$20,000
  5. Fellowships to African World Heritage site and protected area managers at Regional Training Institutes:
    - School of Wildlife Specialists, Garoua, Cameroon        US$22,000
    - Mweka College of African Wildlife Management, Arusha, Tanzania                                                                                US$20,000 
  6. Preparation of a strategy for training natural heritage site managers; a workshop is to be organized in cooperation with the United States National Park Service in September 1995. The Bureau urged the Centre to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the training supported by the World Heritage Fund in the past and to use the results of the assessment in the elaboration of the strategy US$30,000

XII.5 The Committee also noted that the Bureau did not approve the sum of US$ 20,000 requested by the organizers of a training seminar on protected area management in Europe and had urged the organizers to raise funds needed through alternative sources in Europe.

Themes: Budget, International Assistance
Session: 18COM