FAO’s Involvement in the GEF. L.M. Fletcher-Paul FAO Representative in Guyana. OUTLINE. Why FAO’s involvement in the GEF History of FAO in GEF Comparative Advantage FAO’s responsibilities FAO – GEF investments Areas of FAO Expertise in GEF Focal Areas Conclusions.
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FAO Representative in Guyana
FAO supports the development of several MEAs for which GEF is the financing mechanism for their implementation
Strategic match between FAO and GEF strategic objectives and programme priorities
GEF is a co-financing source to level other sources of financing facilitated by FAO including TCPs
FAO can contribute with:
- Global convening powers
- In-house expertise relevant for GEF priorities
- Information systems and networks
- Resource mobilization capacity
- Project identification
- Formulation of project concept (PIF –Project Identification Form) and negotiation and clearance by GEF Secretariat
- Assuring technical quality in project preparation including in all required analysis, facilitate the endorsement by GEF CEO and approval by FAO
- Transfer of funds, technical backstopping and supervision of project implementation
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Reporting to GEF Secretariat
- 8 projects in execution, total US$ 35M.
- 17 projects in preparation with GEF approved PIF, total US$ 47M.
- 18 project in preparation of PIF, total US$ 23M.
Biodiversity <-> Agro-biodiversity and genetic diversity conservation in farming systems; Sustainable forest management; conservation of biodiversity in production landscapes.
Climate Change <-> Bio energy; carbon stocks conservation in soil and forest and monitoring of carbon fluxes in land use systems (REDD y LULUCF, Exante tool).
International Waters <-> Implementation of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Ecosystem approach to sustainable fisheries management; bi- or multi-national watershed management.
Land Degradation <-> Sustainable land and water management; Sustainable forest management; Conservation agriculture; LADA approach
POPs <-> Pesticide life-cycle management through implementation of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides; Inventory, safeguard, elimination and prevention of obsolete pesticides; Integrated pest management
Adaptation (LDCF/SCCF) <-> Adaptation in agriculture, forest, pasture, and fisheries production systems.