|National Dialogue Initiative
The GEF National Dialogue Initiative (NDI) is designed to facilitate a series of country level dialogues on GEF related issues and themes. National Dialogues aim to raise awareness about the GEF, strengthen country level coordination and ownership, and clarify and address country GEF needs and priorities linked to national development strategies.
National Dialogues provide a forum for consultations on global environmental management and national sustainable development issues in GEF recipient countries. They provide an opportunity for GEF partners to dialogue with key stakeholders representing a wide range of national and local interests and areas of expertise. At the country level, each National Dialogue is managed as a collaborative effort involving the national GEF Focal Points, the GEF Secretariat, and the Implementing Agencies.
The main objectives of the GEF NDI are to assist participating countries by:
Past dialogues have enabled countries to address a number of different objectives including: increasing understanding of the GEF's strategic directions, policies and procedures; strengthening country coordination and ownership in GEF operations; sharing lessons and experiences from GEF portfolio and projects; enhancing synergy and linkages among GEF and Convention related activities at the national level; and facilitating greater integration of GEF in national planning and policy frameworks.
- Promoting in-depth understanding of the GEF's strategic directions, policies and procedures;
- Strengthening country coordination and ownership in GEF operations and sharing lessons learned from project implementation; and
- Achieving greater mainstreaming of GEF activities into national planning frameworks and coordination and synergies amongst the GEF focal areas and convention issues at the national level.
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