Ramsar COP7 DOC. 29

27/03/1999

COP7's logo"People and Wetlands: The Vital Link"
7th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971),
San José, Costa Rica, 10-18 May 1999

 Ramsar COP7 DOC. 29

Information document

The programme and operations of the Technical Sessions

Nature, themes and purpose of the Technical Sessions

1. The Technical Sessions during Ramsar COPs are an integral part of the programme of the meeting, but, unlike the Plenary Sessions, they do not constitute a formal sitting of the Conference in the sense that all participants, delegates of Contracting Parties and observers, map take part in the discussions on an equal basis. The Technical Sessions, as the title indicates, are intended to deal with issues of great significance to the Convention from a technical perspective.

2. Due to the nature of the Technical Sessions, and also because of logistical limitations, during the discussion groups the rooms will not be set with name plates. Contracting Parties wishing to identify themselves as such when requesting the floor can obtain a name plate at the entrance of the room.

3. The themes for the five sessions at COP7 were decided by the Standing Committee at its meeting in 1997 based on the responses to a questionnaire sent to all Contracting Parties in early 1997. The agreed themes are:

  1. Ramsar and water
  2. National planning for wetland conservation and wise use
  3. Involving people at all levels in the conservation and wise use of wetlands
  4. Tools for assessing and recognising wetland values
  5. The framework for regional and international cooperation regarding wetlands

4. Following the decision on the themes for the Technical Sessions by the Standing Committee, the Bureau identified up to four key sub-topics under each and commissioned authors to prepare keynote papers on these sub-topics, or alternatively, the Bureau worked with appropriate collaborators to prepare papers for presentation in these Sessions. At the Standing Committee's meeting in 1998 these preparations were reviewed and endorsed.

5. Technical Sessions were prepared with the intention of generating concrete outputs in the form of resolutions and/or recommendations that should be considered by the Plenary for approval. Thus, most of the papers prepared for the Technical Sessions were done as support documentation for a draft decision submitted to the COP. Consequently, unlike Technical Sessions at previous Ramsar COPs, where a series of case studies were presented, the papers presented in COP7 are in direct support of a draft decision and in many cases they have been developed based on case studies from around the world.

6. Together with the themes for the five sessions, the Standing Committee also approved in 1997 a new modus operandi for the running of the Technical Sessions, as explained in the following paragraphs.

How the Technical Sessions will operate

7. Each of the five sessions will comprise:

  1. A Panel Presentation in the plenary hall. These will introduce the sub-themes for each Session
  2. regionally-based Discussion Groups to consider the concrete outputs of each Session
  3. Contact Groups on contentious issues, if required as the result of the debate in the Discussion Groups
  4. A Drafting Group for each session to consolidate the proposals made by the Discussion Groups (and the Contact Groups, if any)

A. Panel Presentations

8. The five Technical Sessions will all begin in the plenary hall with a brief presentation of the papers prepared for each of the sub-themes included in each sessions (see documents Ramsar COP7 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20) and then move into broadly regionally-based Discussion Groups for detailed consideration of the draft COP7 decisions relating to each. Details of these are given in the attached descriptions for each Technical Session.

9. Appropriate Chairs have been identified for each Technical Session's presentation, and they will play a key role in "managing the business" of their respective sessions. They will open the presentation session with some suitable remarks to set the scene, and then introduce the three or four invited panel presenters to give their papers. Following each presentation a short period has been allocated to allow for questions of clarification to be asked and answered.

10. The Panel Presentations for each Technical Session will be made in the main plenary hall and last for 90 minutes in total. They will have simultaneous interpretation in the three official languages.

B. Discussion Groups

11. The purpose of the Discussion Groups is:

  1. to discuss the proposed draft resolutions and/or recommendations that have been prepared in relation to most of the sub-themes of each session and to recommend, if necessary, amendments to those drafts; and
  2. to recommend additional resolutions and/or recommendations when it is felt that the proposed drafts have not included some crucial aspects of the issues under discussion.

12. Discussion Groups will have two hours to analyse the proposed outputs and, as a consequence, the Chairs and participants will have to do their utmost to use the short time in the most efficient manner. It is strongly suggested that any proposed amendments to the pre-prepared draft resolutions and/or recommendations that are editorial in nature be passed directly to the staff supporting each Discussion Group, without making interventions for this purpose. In such cases participants are advised to make an additional copy on which to mark their proposed changes and pass this to the support staff, noting their names and delegation/organization on the cover to allow follow-up if required.

13. During the Discussion Groups, amendments to the proposed draft resolutions and/or recommendations can be proposed by any participant. If there is opposition to the text from one or more Contracting Parties, this should be noted by the rapporteur in order to bring it to the attention of the Drafting Group (see section below on Drafting Groups).

14. Should clear differences of opinion emerge concerning a significant issue, and/or when a proposal is made by a Contracting Party in the Discussion Group to draft a new resolution or recommendation, the Chair should immediately establish a Contact Group and designate a Contracting Party delegate as its Chair (see section below on Contact Groups). Note that proposals for new resolutions or recommendations have to be made or endorsed by at least one Contracting Party. It should be noted that only Contracting Parties can initiate new draft resolutions/recommendations.

16. The Discussion Groups will be broadly regionally-based groups, but as these are not formal sittings of the Conference or formal meetings of the Ramsar Regional Groups, participants will be free to attend any Discussion Group they choose.

17. It is intended that by having regionally-based discussion groups, the analysis of the proposed outputs can be brought closer to the real needs and expectations of Contracting Parties, since global discussion groups, by nature, have to take a more general approach. The proposed Discussion Groups are as follows:

  1. one for the Americas which combines North America and the Neotropics.
    • This group will have simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish
  2. one group for Asia-Pacific which combines Asia and Oceania
    • This group will operate in English only.
  3. one group for Africa
    • This group will have simultaneous interpretation in English and French
  4. one group for Europe which combines East and West Europe
    • This group will have simultaneous interpretation in English and French

18. It may be that at the meetings the countries of a particular Ramsar Region decide they would prefer to meet separately. However, requests for separate Discussion Groups which also require simultaneous interpretation services cannot be met due to budgetary constraints.

19. For each Discussion Group there will be a Chair identified in advance who will be briefed by the Bureau on the issues for discussion. The Chair of the Panel Presentations for each Technical Session (the Session Chair) will also be the chair of the Drafting Group for that theme. As such she/he is expected to circulate among the four Discussion Groups to gain a sense of the issues and any concerns, which may be emerging from these groups.

20. Each Discussion Group will be supported by the relevant Regional Coordinator and intern from the Ramsar Bureau, a rapporteur provided by one of the Convention's partner or other organizations, and other "resource" persons as appropriate.

C. Contact Groups

21. As indicated above, Contact Groups should be established by the Chairs of the Discussion Groups when clear differences of opinion emerge concerning a significant issue, and/or when a proposal is made by a Contracting Party to draft a new resolution or recommendation. Each Contact Group should be chaired by a Contracting Party delegate.

22. Any such Contact Group will have to meet as soon as possible following the Discussion Groups so as to allow the Drafting Group of that Session to proceed with its work of reaching consensus outcomes among all of the regional Discussion Groups. Thus, Contact Groups should meet over the lunch period (13.00 - 15.00 hrs) following the morning Technical Sessions and early evening (19.00 onwards) for afternoon Technical Sessions.

23. The secretariat will post at the Documentation Desk the place and time of meeting of each Contact Group and the subject for discussion. Contact Groups will be open to all participants wishing to contribute to the discussion.

D. Drafting Groups

24. At the conclusion of the four parallel Discussion Groups for each Technical Session (and after any Contact Groups have met and reached agreement), the respective Chairs and rapporteurs will form the basis of a Drafting Group which will meet to reach consensus from the recommendations that have emerged from the four Discussion Groups on each issue . The Chair of the overall Technical Session (who chaired the Panel Presentation session in the plenary hall) will chair the Drafting Group. One of the rapporteurs of the four Discussion Groups will act as the chief rapporteur to consolidate the consensus views and amendments to the draft decisions and their annexes, as well as the new draft decisions that may have emerged. A senior member of the Ramsar Bureau will be appointed to support each Drafting Group.

25. The following Annex examines each Technical Session in detail and provides advice on participants and presenters. If need be, a revised version of the Annex will be distributed at registration in San José.


  Annex

The programme of the Technical Sessions

Technical Session I:  Ramsar and Water
Thursday 13 May
 
Panel presentations - Plenary Hall - Time: 15.00 - 16.30
Chair: Mrs Malti Sinha, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India
Rapporteur: Ms Sandra Hails
Audio-visuals coordinator: Ms Julia Tucker
Operating languages: English, French and Spanish
Documents: Ramsar COP7 DOC. 16 (Papers 1 to 5)
Presenters/Topic (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions for each. Paper 5 will be 10 minutes only):

Paper 1: The role of wetlands in the water cycle Dr Peter Bacon, Alternate STRP member, Neotropics, (Trinidad and Tobago)

Paper 2: Integrating wetlands conservation and wise use into river basin management Dr C Trisal, Alternate STRP member, Asia, (India)

Paper 3: Wetlands and National Water Policy formulation Dr. Enrique Alonso, Director General, Nature Conservation, Ministry of the Environment, Spain

Paper 4: Defining Ramsar's role in the response to the global water crisis Dr. Juan Schnack, University of La Plata, Argentina.

Paper 5: Measures for China's wetland rehabilitation after flooding in 1998 Presenter from the People's Republic of China - to be advised

 
Discussion Groups - Time: 17.00 - 19.00
Proposals to be considered by all groups:

Proposal 19: Guidelines for integrating wetland conservation and wise use into river basin management (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.19)

Other possible draft decisions emerging from the Panel Presentations/debates

Discussion Group 1: Americas
Chair: Mr Roberto Cal Johnston, Uruguay (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs Ramsar Bureau:
Resource persons: Dr Peter Bacon (see Paper 1 above) Dr. Juan Schnack (see Paper 4 above)
Operating languages: English and Spanish (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ A (centre section of the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group II: Asia and Oceania
Chair: Thailand (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs Ramsar Bureau: Ms Rebecca D'Cruz
Resource persons: Dr C Trisal (see Paper 2 above)
Operating language: English

Room: AMERICAS A AND C (one floor below the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group III: Africa
Chair: Mr Holger Kolberg, Namibia (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Anada Tiega Resource persons
Operating language: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ C (division of the Plenary Hall, to the right of the podium)

Discussion Group IV: Europe
Chair: Dr Petr Roth,Czech Republic (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Tim Jones Resource persons: Dr E Alonso (see Paper 3 above)
Operating languages: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: BOUGANVILLEA (new wing of the Herradura Hotel, 5th floor)

 
Contact Group(s): if required - Time: evening of 13 May, 19.00 - 21.00
Check meeting place(s) at the Documentation Desk
 
Drafting Group: Time: morning of 14 May, 09.00
Chair: Mrs Malti Sinha, India
Chief Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Other Discussion Group rapporteurs:
Ramsar Bureau support person: Mr Delmar Blasco or
Dr Bill Phillips
Room: ANTURIOS, Herradura Hotel

Main working language: English

 

Technical Session II:
National planning for wetland conservation and wise use
Friday 14 May
 
Panel presentations: Plenary Hall - Time: 09.00 - 10.30
Chair: Madame Marie Odile Guth, Director, Nature and Landscape Protection, Ministry of Land Use Planning and Environment, France
Rapporteur: Ms Sandra Hails
Audio-visuals coordinator: Ms Julia Tucker
Operating languages: English, French and Spanish
Documents: Ramsar COP7 DOC. 17 (Papers 1 to 4)
Presenters/Topic (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions for each):

Paper 1: Taking a more systematic approach to identifying Wetlands of International Importance Mr Sara Diouf, Senegal, Member of Standing Committee for Africa

Paper 2: Guidelines for developing and implementing National Wetland Policies Mr Clayton Rubec (Canada) and Ms Nadra Nathai-Gyan (Trinidad and Tobago)

Paper 3: Reviewing laws and institutions to promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands Dr Clare Shine, for the IUCN Environmental Law Centre

Paper 4: Restoration as an element of national planning for wetland conservation and wise use Mr Hans Skotte Moller (Denmark) and/or Mr Palle Uhd Jepsen, Alternate STRP member for Western Europe (Denmark)

 
Discussion Groups - Time: 11.00 - 13.00
Proposals to be considered by all groups:

Proposal 11, Strategic framework and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.11)

Proposal 6, Guidelines for developing and implementing National Wetland Policies (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.6)

Proposal 7, Guidelines for reviewing laws and institutions to promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.7)

Proposal 17, Restoration as an element of national planning for wetland conservation and wise use (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.17)

Other possible draft decisions emerging from the Panel presentations/debates

Discussion Group 1: Americas
Co-chairs: Mr Clayton Rubec (Canada), Ms Nadra Nathai-Gyan (Trinidad and Tobago)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau:
Resource persons: Mr Lyle Glowka (IUCN ELC)
Operating languages: English and Spanish (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ A (centre section of the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group II: Asia and Oceania
Chair: Mr Stephen Hunter, Australia (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Ms Rebecca D'Cruz
Resource persons:
Operating language: English

Room: AMERICAS A AND C (one floor below the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group III: Africa
Chair: Uganda (invited)
Rapporteur:
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Anada Tiega
Resource persons: Mr Sara Diouf (see Paper No 1 above)
Operating language: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ C (division of the Plenary Hall, to the right of the podium)

Discussion Group IV: Europe
Chair: Dr Fritz Dietrich, Germany (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Tim Jones
Resource persons: Clare Shine (see Paper No.3 above) Mr Hans Skotte Moller, Mr Palle Uhd Jepsen (see Paper No.4 above)
Operating languages: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: BOUGANVILLEA (new wing of the Herradura Hotel, 5th floor)

 
Contact Group(s): if required - Time: 14 May, 13.00 - 15.00
Check meeting place(s) at the Documentation Desk
 
Drafting Group - Time: 14 May, 15.00
Chair: Madame Marie Odile Guth, France Chief
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Other Discussion Group rapporteurs:
Ramsar Bureau support person: Mr Delmar Blasco or Dr Bill Phillips
Room: ANTURIOS, Herradura Hotel

Main working language: English

 

Technical Session III:
Involving people at all levels in the conservation and wise use of wetlands
Friday 14 May
 
Panel presentations - Plenary Hall - Time: 15.00 - 16.30
Chair:
Mr Larry Mason, United States of America, National Ramsar Committee
Rapporteur: Ms Sandra Hails
Audio-visuals coordinator: Ms Julia Tucker
Operating languages: English, French and Spanish
Documents: Ramsar COP7 DOC 18 (Papers 1 to 3)
Presenters/Topic (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions for each):

Paper 1: Participatory processes to involve local communities and indigenous people in the management of wetlands Mr Víctor Pulido, National Wetland Programme, Peru

Paper 2: Promoting participatory wetland and river basin management through education and understanding (the Outreach Programme) Representative of Australia, Member of the Standing Committeee

Paper 3: Incentive measures to encourage the application of the Ramsar Convention's wise use principle Presenter to be advised.

 
Discussion Groups - Time: 17.00 - 19.00
Proposals to be considered by all groups:

Proposal 8, Guidelines for establishing participatory processes to involve local communities and indigenous people in the management of wetlands (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.8)

Proposal 9, Outreach Programme 1999-2002 (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.9)

Proposal 15, Incentive measures to encourage the application of the wise use principles (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.15)

Other possible draft decisions emerging from the Panel presentations/debates

Discussion Group 1: Americas
Chair: Nicaragua(invited)-
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau:
Resource persons: Víctor Pulido (Peru): see Paper 1 above
Operating languages: English and Spanish (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ A (centre section of the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group II: Asia and Oceania
Co-chairs: Philippines and Papua New Guinea (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Ms Rebecca D'Cruz
Resource persons: Representative of Australia, see Paper 2 above
Operating language: English

Room: AMERICAS A AND C (one floor below the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group III: Africa
Co-chairs: Mr Anderson Koyo (Kenya) and Mr Aboubacar Tayffa Hassanali (Comoros) (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Anada Tiega
Resource persons:
Operating language: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ C (division of the Plenary Hall, to the right of the podium)

Discussion Group IV: Europe
Co-chairs: Mr Sergei Tveritinov, Russian Federation, and Italy (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Tim Jones
Resource persons:
Operating languages: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: BOUGANVILLEA (new wing of the Herradura Hotel, 5th floor)

 
Contact Group(s): if required - Time: 14 May, 19.00 - 21.00
Check meeting place(s) at the Documentation Desk
 
Drafting Group - Time: morning of 15 May, 09.00
Chair: Mr Larry Mason, USA National Ramsar Committee
Chief Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Other Discussion Group rapporteurs:
Ramsar Bureau support person: Mr Delmar Blasco or Dr Bill Phillips
Room: ANTURIOS, Herradura Hotel

Main working language: English

 

Technical Session IV:
Tools for assessing and recognising wetland values
Saturday 15 May
 
Panel presentations - Plenary Hall - Time: 09.00 - 10.30
Chair: Ms Gordana Beltram, Counsellor, Ministry of the Environment and Physical Planning, Republic of Slovenia
Rapporteur: Ms Sandra Hails
Audio-visuals coordinator: Ms Julia Tucker
Operating languages: English, French and Spanish
Documents: Ramsar COP7 DOC. 19 (Papers 1 to 4)
Presenters/Topic (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions for each):

Paper 1: The Ramsar Convention and impact assessment Ms Andrea Bagri, IUCN Economic Services Unit

Paper 2: Wetland Risk Assessment Dr Max Finlayson, Alternate STRP representative for Oceania (Australia)

Paper 3: Global review of wetland resources and priorities for wetland inventory Dr Nick Davidson, Wetlands International -

Paper 4: Applications of a user-friendly GIS to wetlandS conservation at the site level Ms Suzanne Palminteri, Biodiversity Conservation Specialists

 
Discussion Groups - Time: 11.00 - 13.00
Proposals to be considered by all groups:

Proposal 16, The Ramsar Convention and impact assessment: strategic, environmental and social (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.16)

Proposal 10, Wetland Risk Assessment Framework (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.10)

Proposal 21, Priorities for wetland inventory (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.21)

Other possible draft decisions emerging from the Panel presentations/debates

Discussion Group 1: Americas
Chairs: Mr Jorge Jimenez, Costa Rica (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau:
Resource persons:
Operating languages: English and Spanish (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ A (centre section of the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group II: Asia and Oceania
Co-chairs: Islamic Republic of Iran and New Zealand (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Rebecca D'Cruz
Resource persons:
Operating language: English

Room: AMERICAS A AND C (one floor below the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group III: Africa
Chair: Dr Esam Elbadry (Egypt) (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Anada Tiega
Resource persons:
Operating language: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ C (division of the Plenary Hall, to the right of the podium)

Discussion Group IV: Europe
Chair: Dr Gerard Boere, Netherlands (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Tim Jones
Resource persons:
Operating languages: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: BOUGANVILLEA (new wing of the Herradura Hotel, 5th floor)

 
Contact Group(s): if required - Time: afternoon of 15 May, 13.00 - 15.00
Check meeting place(s) at the Documentation Desk
 
Drafting Group - Time: 15 May, 15.00
Chair: Ms Gordana Beltram, Republic of Slovenia Chief
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Other Discussion Group rapporteurs:
Ramsar Bureau support person: Mr Delmar Blasco or Dr Bill Phillips
Room: ANTURIOS, Herradura Hotel

Main working language: English

 

Technical Session V:
The frameworks for regional and international co-operation regarding wetlands
Saturday 15 May
 
Panel presentations - Plenary Hall, 15.00 - 16.30
Chair: Mr Nayon Moses Bilijo, Deputy Minister for Lands and Forestry, Ghana
Rapporteur: Ms Sandra Hails
Audio-visuals coordinator: Ms Julia Tucker
Operating languages: English, French and
Spanish Documents: Ramsar COP7 DOC 20 (Papers 1 - 4)
Presenters/Topic (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions for each):

Paper 1: Shared wetlands and river basins of the world Mr Javier Beltran, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Paper 2: International cooperation through river basin commissions Mr Alain Bernard, International Network of Basins Organisations (INBO)

Paper 3: International cooperation under the Convention: Part I: Shared wetlands, river basins and species Representative of Malaysia, Member of the Standing Committee for Asia

Paper 4: International cooperation under the Convention: Part II: Mobilising financial support from bilateral and multilateral donors Mr Faizal Parish, Global Environment Network

 
Discussion Groups - Time: 17.00 - 19.00
Proposals to be considered by all groups:

Proposal 20, Guidelines for international cooperation under the Convention (Ramsar COP7 DOC. 15.20)

Other possible draft decisions emerging fromthe Panel presentations/debates

Discussion Group 1: Americas
Chair: Brazil (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau:
Resource persons:
Operating languages: English and Spanish (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ A (centre section of the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group II: Asia and Oceania
Chair: Republic of Korea (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Ms Rebecca D'Cruz
Resource persons: Mr Faizal Parish (see Paper No.4 above)
Operating language: English

Room: AMERICAS A AND C (one floor below the Plenary Hall)

Discussion Group III: Africa
Chair: Ms Misozi Phiri, Zambia (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Anada Tiega
Resource persons:
Operating language: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: LA PAZ C (division of the Plenary Hall, to the right of the podium)

Discussion Group IV: Europe
Co-Chairs: Ms Ilona Jepsen (Latvia) and Ireland (invited)
Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Ramsar Bureau: Mr Tim Jones
Resource persons:
Operating languages: English and French (simultaneous interpretation)

Room: BOUGANVILLEA (new wing of the Herradura Hotel, 5th floor)

 
Contact Group(s) - if required - Time: 15 May, 19.00 - 21.00
Check meeting place(s) at the Documentation Desk
 
Drafting Group - Time: 15 May, 20.00
Chair: Mr Nayon Moses Bilijo, Ghana
Chief Rapporteur: Partner NGOs
Other Discussion Group rapporteurs:
Ramsar Bureau support person: Mr Delmar Blasco or Dr Bill Phillips
Room: ANTURIOS, Herradura Hotel

Main working language: English

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