Following consideration of the proposal by the secretariat, the Board decided to:
(a) Accept with thanks the invitation of the GEF secretariat to participate in its Extended Constituency workshops on the understanding that:
(i) One representative of the secretariat would attend up to three workshops to disseminate information on the accreditation process as well as other relevant information, including information on the project cycle;
(ii) The participation of the secretariat in the workshops would be funded under its approved FY 2011 budget to support awareness raising activities on the accreditation of National Implementing Entities;
(iii) The secretariat estimated that it had the resources to participate in two workshops, although it could participate in an additional third workshop if time and resources permitted; and
(iv) The secretariat had confirmed that it would participate in one workshop per region;
(v) The secretariat had the flexibility to adjust its participation in the workshops given that the schedule of the workshops had not yet been finalized.