Meetings, video conferences, exchange visits, report sharing, web-based exchanges, and other informal contacts strengthen relations within the community and help officials receive real-time feedback from their peers.

The PEMPAL events are aimed to:

  • contribute to the value and development of the network, its growth and sustainability,
  • encourage generating and sharing ideas within the COPs and across the PEMPAL community,
  • allow countries to learn from each other,
  • reinforce the sense of ownership,
  • help establish knowledge and information base,
  • assist sharing analytical and operational tools and materials, and
  • build inter-personal relationships that connect peers and facilitate the exchange of information.