European Capacity Building Initiative

"ecbi activities led to closer North-South relations" in Montreal

Following a request for information regarding North-South trust building activities from the floor at the high-level panel of the Development and Adaptation Days during the recent Montreal Climate Change Conference, Mr Bubu Pateh Jallow (lead negotiator of The Gambia), told the participants about the ecbi in general, and the Oxford Fellowships, in particular.

He conveyed the praise of his fellow negotiators who had participated in the 2005 Fellowships and his personal assessment that the ecbi activities had led to closer North-South relations during the Montreal negotiations.

He also suggested that it might be useful in this context if the European negotiators would find the time to visit their developing country colleagues to get a proper picture of the constraints they find themselves in.

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