At the final meeting of Architectural experts, organised by the Common Organisation of African and Malagasy States, (OCAM), Chairman M.
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Background: At the final meeting of Architectural experts, organised by the Common Organisation of African and Malagasy States, (OCAM), Chairman M. Adboulaye Djonouma thanked the delegates for undertaking studies which were to determine the future needs of African states for architects, town planners and development and housing managers.
The delegates attending the conference had been studying plans to establish an Institute of Architecture and Town Planning within the OCAM organisation. This followed a resolution passed at the Conference of Heads of States and Government of OCAM which met in Lome in April last year.
M. Djonouma said that the conference had concluded that the Institute should only deal in higher levels of training. Training of middle management should be left to individual States, or groups of states.
A final communique said the delegates had determined the needs of member states for the next ten years as far as management was concerned. They had also made studies of ways of financing the proposed Institute.