In December 2008, the first group of participants in the PWYP Norway Global Capacity Building Programme for southern civil society representatives gathered in Stavanger, Norway.
The group met for the first module of the programme: A nine day seminar on Good Governance, Transparency and Accountable Management of Natural Resources implemented in cooperation with PETRAD.
This first group of participants, referred to as Region 1, represent seven African countries and a variety of NGOs, trade unions and media institutions.
During the seminar, the participants developed country action plans with activities that are to be implemented in between the upcoming programme modules. The programme is made up of three modules spred over one year, and the next is scheduled for September 2009 in Accra, Ghana.