The Secretariat shall: a) subject to external funding and in collaboration with Range States, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other relevant partners: i. support the implementation, and regular revision of existing joint Cheetah and African Wild Dog conservation plans and strategies, both regional and national; Encourage the countries who do not have an action plan, to draw up such action plans, and support the implementation of these plans. ii. develop and implement strategies to reinforce international cooperation on the management of Cheetahs and African Wild Dogs that address all threats to their survival, including illegal take and ensure, including effective information exchange between Range States, transit and destination countries, and discuss with the Secretariat of the Convention on International trade in Endangered SPecies of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to include this in the Programme of Work of the African Carnivores Initiative and the terms of reference of the CITES Big Cats Task Force; iii. support capacity-building and skill transfer as relevant to Cheetah and African Wild Dog conservation and management, with an emphasis on developing the capacity of the local wildlife and enforcement authorities in this regard; iv. support the development of relevant databases, which include information on populations across their range, sightings, livestock depredation, killing and illegal trade, within Cheetah and African Wild Dog Range States, transit and destination countries, taking due consideration of existing inventories collated by the relevant IUCN/Specialist Groups and the Zoological Society of London/Wildlife Conservation Society, and other organizations; v. promote fundraising to support the effective implementation of conservation and management plans and strategies for Cheetah and African Wild Dogs; b) encourage those Cheetah and African Wild Dog Range States, transit and destination countries that are not yet Parties to the Convention to become Parties to the Convention; c) Report to the CMS Standing Committee, as required.