49. The Chairperson outlined various options relating to the structure of the next meeting. Following a thorough discussion, the following key themes were noted: (a) the diversity of meeting participants; (b) the recognition of the potential role and range of RFB involvement, (c) the need to work effectively and efficiently, (d) the importance of remaining abreast of needs, and (e) the potential benefits of maintaining some element of flexibility. In general, the Meeting expressed its preference for:
more in-depth discussion on fewer topics as opposed to brief discussions on a broader number of a issues, in turn acknowledging time constraints in this regard;
a consultative process that would determine key topics or themes (e.g. seeking three priority topics to be distilled into, and addressed in depth by, the agenda);
the need to continue addressing COFI relevant issues;
a balance of plenary and in-depth discussion to be developed by the Chairperson in consultation with RFBs intersessionally;
preparation of an annotated agenda to enhance focus on selected topics; and
the ongoing need to work as a group intersessionally, as implied by the designated title of "RFB Secretariats Network" in paragraph 7, above.