IUCN Regional Committee for West Asia (RCWA) held its Second Meeting in Amman, Jordan on March 30-31, 2009 in the presence of IUCN Director General Ms Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN West Asia Regional Director Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi and RCWA Chair Eng. Mohamed Shahbaz.
A number of important decisions were taken during the meeting, which was attended by IUCN Commissions’ focal points in the region, IUCN West Asia Regional Councilors, IUCN ROWA team, IUCN Mediterranean Cooperation Center representative in addition to the RCWA committee members.
IUCN ROWA presented its programme 2009-2012 to the participants and did a mapping exercise to incorporate the members’ work in IUCN programme. The commissions’ focal points also delivered presentations on the commissions work in the region.
A number of taskforces were formed to follow up on issues related to the Operational Guidelines for the committee, the next Regional Conservation Forum, IUCN Palestine membership, follow up on war and environment resolutions, fundraising, the committee’s financial account and follow up on communication and education activities in the region.