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PROVISIONAL AGENDA

3 - 5 November

2012 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCES NETWORK (STAR) SESSION

in conjunction with a

CIRCUMPACIFIC COUNCIL SESSION

Theme: The science of a changing world: addressing Pacific issues through the 21st Century

6 - 9 November 2012

SPC/SOPAC DIVISION MEETING

(All delegates to STAR and CPC meeting invited to participate as technical advisers)

Tuesday (Joint session with STAR and CPC)

1    OPENING and WELCOME

1.1    Opening
1.2    Election of Chair
1.3    Adoption of agenda
1.4    Explanation of working procedures

2    REPORTS

2.1    Director’s Report: Introduction
2.2    Report on KRAs
2.3    Report on Highlights
2.4    Report on Emerging Issues and Opportunities
2.5    PMEG reports
2.6    STAR Chair Report

3    SOPAC DIVISION HIGHLIGHTS AND EMERGING ISSUES

Narrative case study presentations by country representatives, SOPAC technical staff and/ or STAR delegates concerning selected activities conducted over the year

3.1    Ocean and Islands Programme 2011/2012 report

3.1.1    Summary Report
3.1.2    Full Narrative Report

3.2    Water and Sanitation Programme 2011/2012 report

3.2.1    Summary Report
3.2.2    Full Narrative Report

3.3    Disaster Reduction Programme 2011/2012 report

3.3.1    Summary Report
3.3.2    Full Narrative Report

3.4    Technical Support Services 2011/2012 report

3.4.1    Summary
3.4.2    Full Narrative Report


Wednesday

4    SUMMARY DISCUSSION FOR CHAIR’S REPORT

5    2013 SOPAC DIVISION WORK PLAN AND BUDGET

Thursday

6    STRATEGIC PLANNING

Presentations and consultations concerning SOPAC Division focus for the remainder of the current Strategic Plan period 2013 – 2015. This will include feedback on PMEG reports, commentary by countries, partner agencies and STAR scientists

Friday

7    ADOPTION OF STATEMENT FOR CONSIDERATION BY CRGA

8    CLOSING
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