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Post-Event Documents

Presentation Documents (powerpoint/PDF):  

 

Final Agenda for the following meetings are reproduced here:

  • Sunday 8th November 2009, Washington DC 
    GEF-Civil Society Consultation - Preparation meeting
    (World Bank J Building room JB1-075)
     - view agenda details 
     
  • Monday 9th November 2009, Washington DC  
    GEF-Civil Society Consultation
    (World Bank Eugene Black Auditorium, G Street NW Washington DC)
     - view agenda details

 

GEF-Civil Society Consultation - Preparation meeting
Sunday 8th November 2009, Washington DC
  
(World Bank J Building room JB1-075)


Final Draft Agenda :
08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.00- 09.20

Welcome and Introduction – GEF NGO Network Central Focal Point

  • Introduction to GEFNGO network and role in GEF
  • Confirmation of agenda
  • Confirmation on mode of operation
  • Self introductions
Session 1: Key issues on the Agenda of the 36th GEF Council Meeting (10-12 November 2009) 
09.20- 10.45 GEF Small Grants Programme: execution arrangements and Upgrading Policy for GEF 5
  • Highlights and implications of paper
  • Outline of draft GEF NGO network position
  • Review and refinement of position paper


Reference papers: 

GEF Council paper C.36/9: 
GEF Small Grants Programme: execution arrangements and Upgrading Policy for GEF 5
GNN Working paper 36.1: 
GEF NGO Network draft position paper on SGP

10.45-11.00 Coffee break
11.00 -11.20

System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR)

  • Highlights and implications of paper
  • Outline of draft GEF NGO network position
  • Review and refinement of position paper


Reference papers: 

GEF Council paper C.36/6 
System for a Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR): Options and Scenarios,
GNN Working paper 36.2: 
GEF NGO Network draft position paper on STAR
Impact of the RAF on Civil Society Organisations

11.30-12.00

GEF Adherence to Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

  • Highlights and implications of paper
  • Outline of draft GEF NGO network position
  • Review and refinement of position paper

Reference Papers:
 
GEF/C.36/5:
Proposal for the GEF to Formally Adhere to the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

Session 2: GEF CSO Consultation (9 November)
12.00-12.45:

Briefing/Review of agenda for GEF CSO Consultation 9th November

  • Highlights of agenda and rules of procedure
  • Fine tuning and confirmation of presentations and session chairs 
  • Identification of key points for dialogue with GEF CEO
  • Key issues for inclusion in summary statement
  • Other preparation issues


Reference paper:  

Draft Agenda for GEF CSO Consultation

12.45-14.00 Lunch
Session 3: Key issues for Fifth GEF Replenishment
14.00 – 14.15 Introduction to GEF 5 replenishment and presentation on key aspects in revised GEF5 programming and policy documents related to Civil society engagement (Ramesh Ramakutty, GEFSEC)
14.15-14.25 Key issues raised in GEF NGO network position papers on GEF5 replenishment and issues that may be raised in the GEF Council –Agenda 13 and Fourth GEF 5 replenishment meeting (13 November) (GEF NGO Network)
14.30-15.15

Discussion on key issues related to GEF Replenishment and refinement of Network Position papers

Reference papers:

GEF Replenishment papers (Revised GEF 5 Programming document/revised GEF 5 Policy recommendations)
GNN Position paper for Third Meeting on GEF 5 Replenishment (October 2009)
Draft GNN position paper for Fourth meeting on GEF 5 Replenishment ( November 2009)

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee Break
Session 4: Key issues on the Agenda of the SCCF/LDCF Council Meeting (12 November 2009)
16.00 – 16.20

Results-Based Management for LDCF and SCCF

  • Highlights and implications of paper
  •  Discussion of GEF NGO network position
16.20- 17.00

Evaluation of LDCF

  • Highlights and implications of paper
  • Discussion of GEF NGO network position  

Reference papers: 

17.00 Any Other Business
17.30 Closing of plenary session
17.30- 18.30 Small groups to follow up on specific working papers.

 Note: Hyperlinks to Document References are provided above for your convenience. These documents were abstracted from the GEF website here. (& here for the LDCF documents)

 

GEF-Civil Society Consultation
Monday 9th November 2009, Washington DC
World Bank Eugene Black Auditorium, G Street NW Washington DC

Final Agenda

08.15 – 08.45 Registration
08.45- 09.00

Welcome and Introduction – Faizal Parish, GEF NGO Network Central Focal Point

09.00 – 09.45

Dialogue with Monique Barbut, GEF CEO: Vision for GEF 5

Session 1: Strengthening partnerships with civil society in GEF 5
09.45-111:15

Panel 1 Civil society and key policy directions for GEF 5.
Moderator Guenter Mitlacher, RFP Europe. 

Civil society demands for key changes in GEF 5 (Faizal Parish CFP, GEF NGO Network); 
Policy directions for GEF 5 (Billy Pfizer, GEF Council Member, USA) and Demba Ndiaye (COMENGIP,Senegal)

Discussion.

10.15 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.45 Panel 2 Engaging Civil society in Planning GEF/Environmental Programmes at the country level: 
Moderator Filipe Villagran, RFP Meso America. 

Engaging Civil Society in Planning GEF/Environmental Programmes at the Country level:Challenges and Opportunities(Hina Lotia LEAD Pakistan); 
The role of SCO in the implementation of The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in Mexico (Xochitl Ramírez, Technical Director of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in Mexico); Ermath Harington, RFP Carribean. 

Discussion
12.30-14.00 Lunch
Session 2: Challenges and lessons learned for involvement of Civil society in implementation of GEF Programmes/Projects in GEF 5
14.00- 15.15

Panel 3 Strengthening civil society engagement in GEF Project development and Implementation 
Moderator Pilar Barrera, RFP North America. 

Opportunities and constraints to civil society inclusion in GEF Projects (Michele Zador, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) - CI) 
Biodiversity Conservation of the Ibera wetlands (Maria Leichner)
Civil Society and GEF Projects (Siv Tokle, World Bank) 
NGO - UNDP partnership in GEF supported projects (Yannick Glenmaric), 
UNEP-GEF NGO Consultation (Maryam Namir Fuller). 

Discussion

15.30 – 15.45

Coffee Break

15.45 -17.30 Panel 4Mechanisms for safeguarding civil society concerns and stimulating Civil society involvement in GEF programmes: 
Moderator Jagdeesh Puppala, RFP South Asia 

Safeguarding community rights (Saro Legborsi, IP Representative Africa) GEF Agency environmental policy/safeguards ( Steve Lintner, World Bank Environment Department); 
SGP Successes and Challenges (Diego Lynch, Costa Rica and Delfin Ganapin SGP); 
NGO Initiatives in Advancing Civil Society Safeguards and Conservation (Louis Pabon)

Discussion.
 17.30 -17.45 Summary on enhancing role of Civil Society in GEF Development and Implementation
17.45 Closing
18.00

Reception with GEF Council members, Agencies and Civil society

 

 

 



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