On the 21st of October 2019, the PCOM members attended the second meeting of the year in Adelaide, Australia for discussing the last updates of the ICA-PCOM professional programmes.
For the second time of the year, the PCOM members  (with a few observers in attendance) gathered in Adelaide, Australia for discussing the latest updates on the ICA-PCOM professional programmes. The meeting was part of the ICA governance meetings scheduled from October 19th to the 22nd, which were followed by the ICA annual conference  #DTAAdelaide2019. The meeting was focused on the activities of ICA-PCOM professional programmes developed in 2019, priorities for 2020, and PCOM membership.
ICA-PCOM Professional Programmes
In 2019, the ICA Africa Programme was delighted to announce the development of two training sessions in the anglophone and francophone archival community in Africa. The first session, held in Gaborone, Botswana in early August, was designed by Dr. James Lowry (Secretary of the ICA Africa Programme) and Margaret Crockett (ICA’s Training Officer) as a Digital Records Curation Programme (DRCP) – Study School for Archival Educators. The second session, hosted in Dakar, Senegal in late October, was set up by Dr. Basma Makhlouf Shabou (Haute école de gestion in Geneva, Switzerland), following the success of the training course, Preservation of Digital Business Records for Professionals, held in Yaoundé from November 29-30, 2018. 
Regarding the New Professionals Programme, the PCOM members had the chance to personally met the 2019 cohort, constituted by a transnational group of young professionals: Forget Chaterera-Zambuko (Zimbabwe); Angela Kim Schilling, Australia/Thailand); Laura Ioana Luca (Romania/United Kingdom); Maria Papanikolaou (Egypt/Greece); Anne-Flore Laloë (France/Germany); Priyanka Kaushik (India).