After a discussion of the process of sending letters of invitation during the intersessional period, whether the deadline of 26 April 2009 for the submission of expressions of interest should be maintained, and whether it was sufficient to have only sent such letters of invitation to the Kyoto Protocol Focal Points, the Board decided
(a) That the Secretariat of the Adaptation Fund Board should reissue the invitation to the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations Headquarters in New York;
(b) That the date for the submission of expressions of interest in hosting the Adaptation Fund Board should be received by the Secretariat of the Adaptation Fund Board no later than 26 April 2009;
(c) That notwithstanding the 26 April 2009 deadline for the submission of expressions of interest in hosting the Adaptation Fund Board, in some exceptional cases that deadline might be waived;
(d) That the ad hoc working group would continue to meet to refine the elements of information that the Board might wish to request from Parties interested in granting legal capacity to, and hosting, the Board, contained in Annex III to the present report;
(e) That the working group, in refining the elements of criteria referred to above, would give consideration to the questionnaire contained in Annex I of document A/AC.237/79/Add.4 of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Framework Convention on Climate Change; and
(f) That during the intersessional period the working group would also consider any expressions of interest in hosting the Adaptation Fund Board and then report back to the Board on those expressions of interest, as well as its other intersessional activities, at the Board’s sixth meeting.