The 7th meeting of Capacity Development Committee (CDC) was held from 30 November to 2 December 2015 in Rome, Italy. The meeting was attended by all CDC members, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Bureau representatives and the observers from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The meeting was chaired by Ms. Sally Jennings (New Zealand) and Mr Sam Bishop (United Kingdom) was elected as rapporteur. The meeting was officially opened by the IPPC Secretary who highlighted the immediate focus on the IPPC towards 2020 and the imminent restructuring of the Secretariat. Following the updates from the IPPC Secretariat, CPM Bureau representatives, CDC members and observers, discussions covered current and future capacity development activities, work plan and strategy of the CDC.
The meeting was updated on the new resources posted in the Phytosanitary Resources webpage and the 23 products under the project STDF350 “Global Phytosanitary Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures and Training Kits”. The operational details of the STDF Project 401 “Training of Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Facilitators” were also discussed. The meeting supported the preparation work for the CPM-11 side-sessions. The IPPC capacity development programmes and other projects, including phytosanitary capacity evaluation (PCE) tool, were also emphasized.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook