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Happy Earth Day!. April 21, 2002. Global Environment Facility: Forging Partnerships and Fostering Knowledge Transfer to Sustain Transboundary Waters. By Alfred Duda (GEF Secretariat) and Dann Sklarew (GEF IW:LEARN). Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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Happy earth day

Happy Earth Day!

April 21, 2002

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Happy earth day

Global Environment Facility:Forging Partnerships and Fostering Knowledge Transfer to Sustain Transboundary Waters

By

Alfred Duda (GEF Secretariat) andDann Sklarew (GEF IW:LEARN)

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Global environment facility gef

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

  • Earth Summit 1992: new funding source for global environment

  • Aim: Forge cooperation and finance actions for sustainable development

  • Partners:

    • Implemented by: UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

    • Executed by: International agencies, national governments and NGOs

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef focal areas

GEF Focal Areas

  • Biodiversity Loss

  • Climate Change

  • International Waters (IW)

  • Ozone Depletion

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants

  • Land Degradation (relating to above)

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef iw projects

GEF IW Projects

Assist nations sharing transboundary basins or marine ecosystems to –

  • Cooperate in assessing sources of degradation, establishing priorities (TDA)

  • Determine and adopt policy, legal and institutional reforms (SAP)

  • Test feasibility of investments to address conflicts and reverse degradation

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef iw project funding

GEF IW Project Funding

  • Country-driven

  • US$465 million GEF + co-financing = US$1.05 billion

  • 57 IW projects approved

  • 29 IW projects in preparation

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef regional iw projects in europe and central asia

Nutrient Reduction Programme - Regional Project for the Black Sea

Building Environmental Citizenship to Support Transboundary Pollution Reduction in the Danube: Hungary & Slovenia

Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology (TEST) to Reduce Transboundary Pollution in the Danube River Basin

Dnieper River Basin Strategic Action Programme

Georgia: Agricultural Development Project

Lake Ohrid Management Project

Poland: Rural Environmental Protection Project

Persistent Toxic Substances (PTS), Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

Support to the National Plan of Action for the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment from Anthropogenic Pollution in the Russian Federation

GEF Strategic Partnership for the Danube/Black Sea Basin

Black Sea Strategic Action Programme

Caspian Environment Program

GEF Regional IW Projects in Europe and Central Asia

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef global iw projects in europe and central asia

GEF Global IW Projects in Europe and Central Asia

Global International Waters Assessment(GIWA)

TRAIN-SEA-COAST

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


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GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Happy earth day

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef international waters resource centre iwrc

GEF International Waters Resource Centre [IWRC]

http://www.iwlearn.net

  • Access IW project profiles, documents, presentations and Web sites

  • Participate in e-forums hosted by GEF and others

  • Review GEF IW project guidance, sample proposals

  • Examine IW agencies’ IW portfolios

  • Discover IW distance learning opportunities

  • Find latest IW news and events

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef iw resource centre iwrc

GEF IW Resource Centre [IWRC]

  • Developed by GEF IW:LEARN project, with GEF projects, its implementing and executing agencies, and other IW partners

  • Accessible with or without Internet

  • To be replicated across an international “cloud” of related resource centres, e.g.,

    • Benguela Current DLIST (Nambia and S. Africa)

    • Water Portal of the Americas (Latin America, etc.)

    • European Waters Resource Centre…(Interested?)

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Gef iw learn project

GEF IW:LEARN Project

  • Leverages GEF investment via learning and knowledge sharing among (GEF and other) IW projects

  • Helps IW projects find resources for effective implementation and impact

  • Builds a global knowledge community to sustain Earth’s transboundary waters

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


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GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Iw learn services to the iw community

IW:LEARN Services tothe IW Community

  • Facilitating IW dialog, both face-to-face and remotely

    • re: wise practices, challenges and lessons learned

  • Synthesizing and disseminating IW knowledge products

    • e.g., best practices, guidance, training and distance learning

  • Developing resource centres (for Internet and other media)

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Iw learn services continued

IW:LEARN Services (continued)

  • Testing new information and communcation technology (ICT)

  • Needs-based technical assistance to appy ICT to IW management

  • Workshops for IW personnel to extend these services to their project partners

  • Establishing support facilities with regional partners to adapt IW:LEARN services to appropriate spatial scales

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Brief case in point

Brief case-in-point…

All those with GEF IW projects and their partners in the audience, could you please raise your hands?

Could you please come forward at the end of the session for us to set a time to chat while assembled here?

Thank you.

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


Interested in helping provide or access such services in europe and central asia

Interested in helping provide or access such services in Europe and Central Asia?

If so, please speak with Dann Sklarew after this session, or

  • visit http://www.iwlearn.org

  • contact IW:LEARN at –

    Email: [email protected]

    Tel:  +1.703.522.2190

    Fax: +1.703.522.2191

    Thank you.

GEF: Forging Partnerships in Europe and Beyond


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