The Secretariat is working to establish an arena for cooperation
and information exchange with organisations and fora that are of
interest to the partnership. The coordination is crucial to secure
the knowledge developed in the ND area and to avoid overlapping
In addition, being aware of the need for studies and analyses, particularly concerning economic viability, technical specification and environmental impact, before the projects could be considered for implementation, the Secretariat assists the partners in the projects preparatory phase.