Monday, 28 May 2012

GEF ECW in Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda, 8 - 10 May, 2012

The EPPD recently participated in the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) in Antigua and Barbuda on May 8 - 10, 2012. Approximately 75 technical experts from the Caribbean region participated in the Workshop. 

The ECW is a component of the GEF Country Support Programme and brings together GEF focal points, focal points from major Conventions (Biodiversity, Desertification, Climate Change and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)), representatives from civil society, and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and GEF Agencies. 

This year's workshop built on the success of the 2011 ECW, and sought to further strengthen participants knowledge of GEF-5 (the 5th replenishment of resources of the GEF Trust Fund  for the period 2010-2014) programmes, policies, and procedures. The ECW was also an opportunity to discuss priority issues and share lessons learnt from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks.

The final day of the workshop consisted of site visits to Antigua and Barbuda’s current GEF funded projects.

T&T Delegation (L-R): 
Dr. Joth Singh (EMA), Shamaine Lewis-Collins (MHE), Brian James  (CFCA), Candace Amoroso (MHE), Julius Smith (MHE), Ermath Harrington (CCA) and Neera Singh (MHE)
Mr Julius Smith of the EPPD delivering a group
presentation on behalf of the T&T Delegation

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