Following the discussion the Board decided:
(a) To approve the amount of US $2,288,933 for the budget to cover the costs of the operations of the Board and Secretariat over the period of July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, from the resources made available under the newly formed Adaptation Fund Trust Fund. The budget for the Adaptation Fund Board and Secretariat for the period of July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, as approved by the Board, is contained in Annex IX to the present
(b) To note the amount of US $398,370 to cover the costs of the Manager of the Adaptation Fund Board for the two years already approved in the 2008 budget;
(c) To request the Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board to seek clarification from the Head of the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat as to the specific amounts being charged to the Adaptation Fund of each of the different part-time staff providing Secretariat activities to the Board and to report back to the Board at its seventh meeting;
(d) To request the Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board to encourage the Head of the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat to provide the same part-time staff on an ongoing basis to service the activities of the Board in order to build institutional memory among those providing Secretariat activities to the Board; and
(e) To request the Chair to communicate to the Head of the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat the concerns of the Board with respect to the number of part-time positions and to request that the Secretariat consolidate those part-time positions into the equivalent of full-time position, where possible.