Life After GEF Life After GEF: Sustainability Philip Weller Executive Secretary ICPDR 26, October, 2009
There is Life After GEF • 15 Years of GEF Intervention • The ICPDR Exists and Still has Support • Management Plans and Programme of Measures Developed • Political Committment Existing – Ministerial Meeting
What Do We Need to Do to Ensure Sustainability • Project Should Build or Consolidate Institution • Project Should Build or Consolidate Legal Basis • Building Personal Capacity - Leaders • Encourage and Facilitate Partnerships • Ensure Longterm GEF Commitment
What Do We Need to Do to Ensure Sustainability • Be Realistic – a project is a project • Distinction Between Institution and Project • Funding and Activities within Resource Capacity • Partners Involved and Synergy Where Possible • Ensure Communication and Public Awareness
Black Sea Commission UNESCO - IHP VGB Power Tech GWP CEE Friends of Nature Observers to the ICPDR Die Donau – Tourism Commission Navigation Commission Europ. Angling Ass. REC
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