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New Chair and Vice Chair of GEF-CSO Network

The Network recently concluded the election for the new Chair and Vice Chair of the Network. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Essam Nada of The Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED), Egypt/Regional Focal Point for North Africa region is the newly elected Chair while Mr. Victor Kawanga of Human Settlement of Zambia/ Regional Focal Point for Southern  Africa region is the Vice Chair of the Network. Click here for more details. To see the Chair's message, click here.


New Governance Structure for GEF-CSO Network

The Network Coordination Committee adopted a new governance structure which includes a Chair and Vice Chair of the Network and a separate Secretariat for a better administration of the Network. The revisions to the Network rules were adopted in the CC meeting in October 2015. Click here for more details.During the transition period, the Global Environment Centre (previous Central Focal Point) will continue to serve as the interim Network Secretariat till early 2017.

New Strategic Plan for GEF-CSO Network

The Network Coordination Committee adopted a new Strategic Plan on 2 June 2015.This Strategic Plan lays out the vision and targets for the GEF CSO network in the GEF 6 and GEF 7 periods (between 2015-2022). Read more.

GEF 49th Council Meeting and CSO Consultation Meeting

The 49th GEF Council meeting and GEF Consultations with Civil Society recently concluded in Washington DC on  October 19-22, 2015. A CSO Consultation with the Council was be held on Monday, October 19 while a civil society preparatory meeting took place on October 18. Click here for more details.


Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW)

Global Environment Facility (GEF) has organized Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) in dfferent regions in 2015. The ECWs aims at strengthening participants' knowledge of GEF-6 strategies, programs, policies, and procedures. A regional CSO meeting will be held prior to the ECW.

Upcoming ECW

ECW Botswana

Date : Feb, 16-19, 2016
Venue : Botswana
Participating countries : Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

For registration and details, please click here.








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Announcements - more...
22 Jan, 2016An integrated, cross-sectoral approach is required to safeguard water availability and productivity in the long term, providing direct synergies with food energy security and ecosystem stability.

14 Jan, 2016Transforming Transport Systems for a Sustainable Future

13 Jan, 2016Environmental Challenges Need Integrated Solutions

12 Dec, 2015The GEF Welcomes Historic Agreement at COP21 Paris Climate Talks

08 Dec, 2015 Indigenous groups and local communities honored at Equator Prize award ceremony
Events - more...
08 Feb, 2016 ~ 12 Feb, 2016
True up Period Review

15 Feb, 2016 ~ 19 Feb, 2016
Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives(OECPR) to UNEP - Second Meeting

16 Feb, 2016 ~ 19 Feb, 2016
ECW Botswana

16 Feb, 2016 ~ 18 Feb, 2016
Meeting of the 74th CDM Accreditation Panel

20 Feb, 2016 ~ 21 Feb, 2016
Stakeholder Days Prior to Session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4)
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