Global Environment Facility Country Support Program


Support Available for
GEF Focal Points


There are several sources of support for GEF Focal Points: the GEF Country Support Programme (CSP), National Dialogue Initiative (NDI), and Council Member Support Program. The GEF's quarterly newsletter, provides information on GEF activities and the Country Profiles contain detailed information on the status of GEF projects. Additionally, the GEF Conflict Resolution Commissioner assists countries in addressing issues that may arise. These resources are summarized in the table below and contact persons are listed for each.

Programme/Project What is available to each country Contact information
GEF CSP
Direct Annual Funding

Up to $8,000 direct support funds available per year based on guidelines and agreed upon workplan

Funds for Focal Points to participate in up to two (2) constitutency meetings per year

GEF Focal Points focalpoints@thegef.org

 

GEF CSP
Knowledge Facility
Knowledge Facility provides information on GEF, knowledge materials, Focal Point workspace, discussion fora, search functions, and helpful links

Ms. Patrizia Cocca pcocca@thegef.org

GEF Focal Points focalpoints@thegef.org

 

GEF CSP
Sub-Regional Workshops
All GEF Focal Points may participate in one (1) Sub-Regional Workshop per year in their region

GEF Focal Points focalpoints@thegef.org
 

GEF National Dialogue Initiative Funds for 12-15 countries per year to host multi-stakeholder National Dialogues on the GEF - countries may apply to host a Dialogue by writing to the Chairperson and CEO of the GEF Secretariat

 

GEF Focal Points focalpoints@thegef.org

 


GEF Secretariat Familiarization Serminars
Limited funds for newly appointed GEF Focal Points and Council Members to participate in a GEF Familarization Seminar held at the GEF Secretariat in Washington, D.C. GEF Focal Points
focalpoints@thegef.org

GEF Council Member Support Program

Funds available for Council Members to hold constituency meetings GEF Focal Points
focalpoints@thegef.org
GEF Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution Commissioner works with member countries and GEF Agencies to help resolve disputes and address complaints and issues of importance to GEF operations. Parties may send a formal request by letter or e-mail to the Chairperson and CEO of the GEF Secretariat

Mr. Sekou Toure  stoure1@thegef.org

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