1. The Expert Group Meeting of the eighth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) was held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 3 and 4 April 2000.
2. It was attended by experts from AMCEN member States, African regional and subregional organizations, United Nations agencies, secretariats of various environmental conventions and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The list of participants appears in annex III.
3. The opening session was chaired by Mr. Jameson Vilakati of Swaziland on behalf of the President of AMCEN.