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Amb. Francis K. Muthaura said that a critical element in the success of the strategy is the financial mechanism, with the emphasis on multiple-source financing. The concrete responses that the Convention will be able to attract from donor countries and international organizations will determine the impact of the Convention on local efforts to combat desertification and achieve sustainable development. He supported the call for two interim meetings each in 1995 and 1996 and one meeting in 1997. He called for more contributions to the voluntary fund.