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Quarterly PBF Donors’ Briefing Meeting


New York, 15 Apr 2008 – A PBF Donors’ Briefing Meeting was convened on 15 April 2008, foremost, to update donors to the Peacebuilding Fund on the status of the PBF and its activities during the period 1 December 2007 to 31 March 2008 (see PBSO-presentation on the status of the PBF). The meeting also provided an opportunity for Ms. Marjatti Rasi, Chair of the PBF Advisory Group to share the outcome of the second Advisory Group meeting held on 5-6 March 2008. The Guinea-Conakry project on ‘Supporting National Dialogue in Guinea Conakry” funded from the PBF Emergency Window was show-cased at the meeting, with interventions by Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, UN Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative and Mr. La Tortue, ex-Prime Minister of Haiti and Chief Facilitator engaged to facilitate the dialogue process. Donors were also appraised on the upcoming independent evaluation of the PBF in 2008 to be undertaken by the UN Office for Oversight Services.