Global Environment Facility Country Support Program



Dialogues held in 2009 - 2010

GEF National Dialogues were held in Pakistan, Turkey, Suriname, and Tanzania in 2009, and in Vietnam in 2010, at the request of these countries.  Dialogues are organized and conducted in consultation with each country's GEF National Focal Points, supported by UNDP Country Offices, and based on the strategic guidance provided by the GEF National Dialogue Initiative and its Inter-Agency Steering Committee

While the National Dialogues are developed in line with global programme objectives
, each Dialogue is designed to respond to specific national objectives and priorities and is tailored to the country's needs.  Further information on the Dialogues held in 2009 - 2010 is provided below. 

 

Pakistan GEF National Dialogue
Lahore, 27-28 January 2009
 

The Pakistan GEF National Dialogue convened approximately 100 national GEF stakeholders for two days of intensive consultations and discussions about the country's GEF priorities and portfolio.  Participants represented the Federal and Provincial Governments, including the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, representatives of GEF projects, various universities and research institutes, NGOs, the private sector, international organizations, as well as resource persons from the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.

The Dialogue Agenda was designed to meet the following objectives:

  • To raise awareness of national stakeholders about the GEF in order to build capacity for effective implementation of Pakistan's GEF portfolio
  • To strengthen the GEF national coordination mechanism through exchange of ideas and best practices
  • To review the role and comparative advantages of GEF Agencies in Pakistan and learn from their experience in development and implementation of GEF projects in Pakistan
  • To identify and elaborate national priorities under the GEF thematic areas for the remaining period of GEF-4 and discuss preliminary areas of interest for GEF-5
A detailed Dialogue Report, Annexes and List of participants are available. 

 

Turkey GEF National Dialogue
Ankara, 25-26 May 2009
 

The Turkey GEF National Dialogue was held in Ankara at the end of May, and participated in by approximately 100 national GEF stakeholders for two days of intensive consultations and discussions about the country's GEF 4 project portfolio and looking ahead to GEF 5.  Participants represented the national, provincial, and municipal governments, including the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, various universities and research institutes, NGOs, the private sector, international donor organizations, directors of GEF projects, as well as resource persons from the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.

The Dialogue Agenda responded to the following objectives:

  • Increasing awareness about the GEF and its revised strategies, policies and procedures in the sustainable development context of Turkey among a broad array of national stakeholders
  • Building capacity of national governmental and non-governmental partners for development and implementation of GEF projects by promoting and facilitating information and knowledge exchange, as well as sharing lessons learned from project formulation and implementation
  • Assessing GEF4 and national priorities effectiveness in terms of projects approved/implemented, and providing a platform to discuss next steps for GEF5 phase which will facilitate the selection process for upcoming GEF cycle

Please click for the final agenda, list of participants, and report.
 

Suriname GEF National Dialogue
Paramaribo, 14-15 July 2009
 

Suriname’s GEF National Dialogue was held in Paramaribo on 14-15 July. Approximately 70 national GEF stakeholders participated for one and a half days of multi-stakeholder dialogue focusing on raising awareness of the GEF policies and strategies, linking GEF’s strategic priorities to Suriname’s national priorities, and finalizing the country's GEF 4 project portfolio in biodiversity and climate change. This was followed by a site visit to a land degradation GEF Small Grants Programme project.  Participants represented the national, provincial, and municipal governments, various universities and research institutes, NGOs, the private sector, international donor organizations, directors of GEF projects, and resource persons from the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.

The Dialogue Agenda responded to the following objectives:

  • Integrating GEF into national plans and programs
  • Improving communications and outreach to key stakeholders
  • Gaining greater understanding of GEF focal area strategies and criteria of the adaptation funds
  • Enhancing inter-agency and cross-sectoral collaboration, and building capacity of national agencies for development and implementation of projects
  • Finalizing Suriname’s GEF 4 project portfolio in biodiversity and climate change
  • Capturing lessons learned through the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) and identifying opportunities for up-scaling local experiences.

Please click here to view Agenda and List of participants.

 

Tanzania GEF National Dialogue
Dar es Salaam, 12-14 October
 

The Tanzania Dialogue was held at the Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre on 12-13 October and convened well over a hundred GEF stakeholders from government (national, regional, and district levels), civil society (non-governmental organizations, universities, private sector organizations, and the media), international donor organizations, diplomatic corps, and resource persons from the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.  The Vice President's Office Permanent Secretary's opening statement and the Deputy Permanent Secretary's closing remarks are available, as are the welcoming remarks for the well-attended project site visit to the Sustainable Energy and Development Centre (SEDC, which has received GEF SGP project support) on 14 October.

The Dialogue Agenda was designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Increasing awareness about the GEF and its revised strategies, policies and procedures in the sustainable development context of Tanzania among a broad array of national stakeholders.
  • Building capacity of National Governmental and Non-Governmental Partners to fully integrate global environmental concerns and GEF project results into national development by strengthening national ownership, coordination, and communications regarding GEF matters
  • Assessing GEF4 activities and effectiveness of national priorities in terms of projects approved/implemented and lessons learned, and providing a platform in anticipation of GEF5

A summary of presentations made during the Dialogue and a final list of participants are available.

 

Vietnam GEF National Dialogue
Hanoi, 14-16 October 2010
 

The Vietnam Dialogue was held in Hanoi on 14-15 October 2010 and brought together over one hundred GEF stakeholders from government ministries and agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic and research institutions, as well as international donors and resource persons from the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.  The two days of consultations were followed by a large group site visit to a GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) project on 16 October.

The Dialogue Agenda was designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Promote in-depth understanding of the GEF's strategic directions, policies, and procedures in GEF-5
  • Assess the implementation of Viet Nam's project portfolio in GEF-4
  • Strengthen country coordination and ownership in GEF operations and sharing lessons learned from project implementation
  • Achieve greater mainstreaming of GEF activities into national planning frameworks
  • Understand and discuss Viet Nam's proposed national strategic priorities for GEF-5 cycle (2010-2014)

The Dialogue report and final list of participants are forthcoming.

 

 


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Opening of Pakistan's GEF National Dialogue by H. E. Hameedullah Jan Afridi, Federal Minister of Envionment  

 

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