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4th Targeted Regional Workshop for GEF IW Projects in Latin America & the Caribbean

9-11 October 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay
The 4th Latin America & Caribbean Targeted Regional Workshop for Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) Projects will be jointly organized by the International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN), a GEF project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) & United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and executed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, together with partners UNDP Cap-Net and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEID). The workshop will be centered on the themes of private sector partnership building, conjunctive management water and gender mainstreaming.

The GEF IW:LEARN project, whose latest phase became active in 2016 and runs through 2020, has as one of its primary activities, the organization of regional workshops for GEF IW projects in three GEF regions: Latin America & the Caribbean, Asia & the Pacific, and Africa. The workshops are also about transferring management approaches, tools and best practices amongst GEF projects and partners. Together with project-project twinning exchanges and the GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, these face-to-face training activities are part of a cycle of learning and partnership building across the portfolio and its partners.

Cap-Net is an international network for capacity development for sustainable water management. It is made up of an association of international, regional and national institutions and of networks committed to the development of capacities in the water sector. Cap-Net is part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Each year, since 2002, there is an annual meeting of affiliate network managers and international partners.

The overall aim of the workshop will be to raise capacity among GEF IW projects and partners on aspects of private sector partnership building, conjunctive management water and gender mainstreaming. 

Workshop objectives

  • Disseminate tested approaches & methodologies to address private sector partnership building, conjunctive management water and gender mainstreaming and incorporate them into the management of water projects.

  • Discuss ongoing cross-cutting developments and priorities in the GEF IW portfolio. 

Workshop Outputs:

  • Collection of learning resource guides, presentations and other materials added as guidance on iwlearn.net, particularly through the IW project manager’s manual on the workshop topics. 

  • Brief synopsis of applied methodologies & specific examples. 

See Workshop Agenda


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Introduction: Rationale for Conjunctive Management and Main Initiatives of the Sub-component (M. Doria/A. Dumont)   
Presentation on Conjunctive WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT by Miguel Doria and Aurelien Dumont of UNESCO-IHP at the 4th Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects and Partners in LAtin America/Caribbean
Gobernanza de Aguas Subterráneas y Gestión Conjunta de Recursos Hídricos (A. Manganelli)   
Presentation on the Groundwater Governance project: groundwater as the entry point to assess interlinkages by Alberto Manganelli, UNESCO CeReGAS (Regional Center for Groundwater Management) at the 4th Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects and Part...
Groundwater Governance and Conjunctive Management of Water Resources   
Presentation on the Groundwater Governance project: groundwater as the entry point to assess interlinkages by Alberto Manganelli, UNESCO CeReGAS (Regional Center for Groundwater Management) at the 4th Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects and Part...
Selecting Indicators   
The purpose of indicators is to support effectiveness throughout the processes of planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation – in other words, throughout the full spectrum of results-based management. Indicators may be used at ...