Dear Civil Society colleagues,
With this message we want to inform you that the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is organizing an Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the following countries :
Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan + Armenia, Belarus and Russian Federation
The ECW will take place on September 22nd – 24th, 2015 in Minsk, Belarus.
The GEF will sponsor the participation of a limited number of civil society representatives from those countries. The GEF financial support includes transportation, hotel stay and per diem.
Please note that on Tuesday September 22nd there will be one full day CSO meeting for civil society participants. This CSO meeting is organized by the GEF CSO Network (www.gefcso.org) with support from the GEF Secretariat. All sponsored participants are expected to attend this CSO meeting.
CSOs wishing to participate must apply online at: https://www.thegef.org/gef/GEF_ECW_Belarus-CSO-Registration
The agenda for the workshop (Wednesday September 23rd and Thursday September 24th) includes new items on the policies and procedures for GEF-6 and practical exercises (see attached draft agenda for ECW). Participants would be able to interact with staff from the GEF Secretariat, GEF Agencies, Independent Evaluation Office and STAP, among others.
The ECW is an unique opportunity to learn about the GEF-6 new features, policies and procedures. To learn more about ECWs, please watch the video accessible through: http://youtu.be/x4ydOJifLp0
Thank you in advance for your interest and support.
Coordinator- Partnerships and Resource Mobilization