- Invitation letter shall be developed and sent from heads of WMO (Michel Jarraud) and GWP (Ania Grobicki) to the potential Support Based Partners (SBPs) to the IDMP;
- An IDMP HelpDesk shall be established, which could use the same technology and approach as the APFM HelpDesk;
- A Management Committee (MC) and an Advisory Committee (AC) shall be formed with a similar scope of work as the committees in the APFM. An ad-hoc Management Committee provides programme oversight until the first official meeting on 14 October 2013;
- GWP shall develop a work programme, which includes goals, indicators, work packages, stakeholders, timelines and costs, in conformity with the result based framework of GWP. IDMP shall center around five work areas: 1) Tools; 2) Capacity building; 3) Demonstration projects; 4) Regional/ national needs – National Drought Policies; 5) Help Desk.
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