The Bureau of the INCD met Monday for an abbreviated session, as some members had not arrived in Kenya. The general strategy for the session and the programme of work was discussed. There was general agreement that while it may be possible to negotiate several matters in the short term, some issues such as the location of the permanent secretariat and global financial mechanisms would have to be left to later sessions. The Bureau discussed the operational problems associated with the establishment of small contact groups, as has been done at other convention negotiations. In addition, the Bureau discussed problems related to the funding of developing country delegates, particularly from the Sudano-Sahelian region.