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Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points in East and Southern Africa Nairobi, Kenya: 14th to 16th May Talking Points on: Enhancing GEF Coordination, Communications and Outreach in Malawi Presented by Evans Njewa Malawi. Coordination at National Level

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Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points in East and Southern AfricaNairobi, Kenya: 14th to 16th May Talking Points on: Enhancing GEF Coordination, Communications and Outreachin MalawiPresented by Evans NjewaMalawi

Coordination at National Level
    • Mw has both GEF Political (Ministry of Finance) and Operational Focal Points (Environmental Affairs Department)
    • Have a GEF National Steering Committee with members from govt, private sector, academia & the civil society
    • The Steering committee meets quarterly, or on ad hoc basis as appropriate
what the nsc does
What the NSC Does
  • -Reviews project proposals from proponents and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • -Recommends endorsement of project proposals by Operational Focal Point;
  • -Formed thematic committees based on focal areas and, on their own, or in consultation with other stakeholders, prepare project concepts for consideration by the full Steering committee;
  • -Gives input to the OFP when attending Constituency, Assembly and Council meetings.
Coordination at Regional Level
    • OFP is currently Chairperson of GEF SA Constituency
    • As chair, Mw has convened 2 meetings: in Pretoria, April 2006 and in Cape Town, August 2006.
    • Efforts to hold a 3rd meeting have failed due to commitments by member states
Impacts of GEF Intervention
    • Programmes in (c) above have adequately addressed critical issues of cc; biodiversity; international waters; land degradation and phase out of ODSs.
    • Impact= an added benefit of strengthening capacity to address sustainable environmental and natural resources programmes.
    • Have reviewed some national policies & legislation
benefits of country coordination
Benefits of Country Coordination
  • -Interventions have been country driven and therefore bear ownership;
  • -Capacity building to prepare GEF project proposals;
  • -Sharing of regional and global experiences, leading to regional projects;
  • -Constituency meetings have enabled focal points from the member states to share experiences and explore areas with trans-boundary effects that require a common approach;
  • -Council member has been able to speak for the Constituency at Assembly and Council meetings.
  • Mw appreciates the financial resources received from the GEF
  • However, the following have been some of the challenges experienced:
challenges cont d
Challenges cont’d
  • Difficulties in accessing the financial resources
  • Ltd capacity to prepare GEF projects
  • Ltd operational equipment eg. Computers, internet facilities, etc
  • Many institutions do not fully participate in meetings due to other problems & priorities
  • Difficulties to fulfil the co-financing requirement for GEF supported projects due to budgetary constraints
  • Communication problems especially when calling for constituency meetings--- countries have other national priorities & programs
challenges cont d1
Challenges cont’d
  • Limited capacity of IAs in Mw (UNDP & WBk) to support us.
  • Some IAs eg UNEP not represented at national level= difficult to facilitate their operations in the country
proposed solutions
Proposed Solutions
  • -Country and regional dialogue networks aimed at training focal points on preparation of GEF projects.
  • -Provide adequate allocations for operational equipment in the CSP funds eg. Computers, internet facilities; etc
  • -Institutions to have components for consideration for funding in project proposals
  • -Governments to have allocations for supporting GEF activities in national budgetary allocations
  • -Constituency meetings to be facilitated by the GEF Sec for constituency member states to attend
  • -Implementing Agencies to have designated Technical experts to support Operational Focal Points.
  • -The 3 Ps are a welcome concept for regional bodies such as UNEP to be represented at country level in order to facilitate their operations in the country.
  • Thank you for the Attention!!!!!