On 28 February 2020, the Director hosted an informal lunch meeting for the UK-based representatives of States from the Africa region.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Member and non-Member States and provided an opportunity for those attending to discuss and engage informally on various subjects such as the running of Funds’ meetings, oil reporting, the contributions system, incidents and the status of the HNS Convention.
In a welcoming statement, the Director thanked those present for their active participation in the recent sessions of the IOPC Funds’ governing bodies, emphasising that their input was highly appreciated by the Secretariat. He referred to a number of outreach activities that the Funds’ were involved in within the Africa region, highlighting the Secretariat’s commitment to engaging with States that are considering joining the 1992 Fund as well as those existing Member States who may be in need of training or assistance with implementation, through the delivery of various workshops and conferences.
The Director reminded guests of the Short Course, a week-long comprehensive training programme covering all aspects of the work of the organisation, taking place in June, for which the deadline for applications is 6 April. For more information about the course, please click here.