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Report on the nineteenth meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group. Note by the secretariat.

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The terms of reference of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) stipulate that the LEG shall meet twice each year and that its function is to advise on the strategy for the preparation and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs). In response to an offer by the Government of Malawi, the nineteenth meeting of the group was held in Blantyre, Malawi, from 14 to 17 March 2011. As this was the first meeting of the group in its fifth term, the proceedings focused on developing a comprehensive work programme for the period 2011ñ2012, as requested by decision 6/CP.16. The work programme contains objectives, activities and expected outcomes. The meeting also resulted in the election of new officers. Upon an initiative by the focal point of Malawi, the LEG also devoted a session to interacting with Malawiís NAPA team and other government officials to discuss their experiences with the implementation of the NAPA. The interactive session included the Global Environment Facility and its agencies that were present. The LEG, agencies and the NAPA team benefited from questions and feedback during this interaction

Item 8 of the provisional agenda


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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 09/05/2011