Members meet for Steering Committee


The Mountain Partnership Steering Committee met on 26-27 March 2019 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy. This was the third meeting of the Steering Committee since its election at the Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership in December 2017.

The meeting was chaired by Grammenos Mastrojeni of the Government of Italy, with support from the Steering Committee vice chairs Gobinda Bahadur Shahi of the Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre and Musonda Mumba of the United Nations Environment Programme. The Steering Committee’s fruitful discussions during the two-day meeting provided guidance to the Mountain Partnership Secretariat’s work and priority setting for 2019. The SC discussed ways to activate the working groups that were formed during last year’s SC meeting.

The SC members reflected on how to ensure that mountains are fully included in the 2030 Agenda, by addressing issues related to advocacy and governance, and exchanged views on regional perspectives. They discussed how to operationalize the priorities of the MP including resource mobilization, and addressed raising visibility of the MP, including communication and outreach, as well as the 2019 - 2020 event-planning calendar. The SC members also discussed how to engage MP members as well as organizations and governments, which are not part of the MP.  The SC also took a decision over the IMD themes for 2019 and 2020, reviewed the results of the membership survey, the MP voting system, and agreed on the revision of the MP Governance and Strategy. Lastly, the 2019 work plan of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and members’ responsibilities were also reviewed.



Photos by Roberto Cenciarelli

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