The Inaugural HORA Meeting was held on 17-20 April 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The inaugural meeting has been described as a great success with the attendance of 44 senior officers from 23 countries in Asia and Australasia. Among them were two ministers (from the Philippines and Samoa) and two deputy ministers (from the Philippines and Vietnam). Present were REAAA Governing Council members and invited delegates from Asian Development Bank and JICA. A seminar and an exhibition were organized in conjunction with the HORA meeting.