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GEF IW Experience Notes are short case studies on specific project experiences that may be of interest to other projects in the portfolio to replicate. They cover a range of topics related to project management, stakeholder involvement, technical issues, demonstration projects, and more. You may refine your search using the filter box below.

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30 May 2018 by eve - experience-note GEF IW Experience Note Editable Template
The GEF’s International Waters Experience Notes help the transboundary water management (TWM) community share its practical experiences to promote better TWM. Experiences include successful practices, approaches, strategies, lessons, methodologies...
01 Jan 2016 - experience-note - project: 2617 Experience Note : Plastic waste – A very visible indicator of pollution
2011: Plastic waste is a global issue that has received relatively little attention within the GEF IW community. It is a problem that is recognisable to a wide population and the source of the problem is often this same wide population. Plastic wa...
01 Jan 2016 - experience-note - project: 2617 Experience Note: Development and Endorsement of an International River Basin Management Plan
2011:The Tisza River Basin is the largest tributary of the Danube River and includes part of the territory of Ukraine, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania and Republic of Serbia. Unfortunately, the region faces threats from pollution (nutrient, orga...
01 Jan 2016 - experience-note - project: 1531 Experience Note: Improving scientific information and management for coral reef ecosystems around the world
2008 :Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management: Improving scientific information and management for coral reef ecosystems around the world. Africa, Australia, Caribbean, Philippines, Palau, Israel Climate and Disease: exam...
01 Jan 2016 - experience-note - project: 1223 Experience Note: Policy and Governance Measures to Prevent Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
2009: The project activity aimed primarily to improve the underlying Policy and Governance mechanisms and capacity of participant countries relating to both mercury and the broader artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) industry. Policy aimed at p...
01 Jan 2016 - experience-note - project: 1254 GEF-IWCAM Project Experience Note # 6
Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean (IWCAM)
01 Jan 2016 - experience-note - project: 1254 GEF-IWCAM Project Experience Note # 7
Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean (IWCAM)
01 Jan 2016 - experience-note - project: 1254 GEF-IWCAM Project Experience Note # 8
Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean (IWCAM)
01 Jan 2016 by lmcaballero - experience-note - project: 3589 Issue 1 on Designing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan: Establishing the Benchmark
This is the the first Experience Note under the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) subproject of CTI-SEA. Abstract: Palawan is one of the main tourist attractions in the Philippines due to its pristine condition. However, the municipality of T...
18 Jun 2015 by lmcaballero - experience-note - project: 3589 Issue 1 on Building Knowhow on the Application of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Sabah
The ADB /GEF-supported Regional Technical Assistance for Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia (CTI-SEA) is being implemented in the Sulu-Celebes/Sulawesi Large Marine Ecosystem, which includes Indonesia, M...
30 Mar 2015 by lmcaballero - experience-note - project: 3589 Issue 1 on Climate Change Adaptation: Seaweed-producing village heeds wake-up call for early action adaptation planning
The climate change adaptation subproject of CTI-SEA in Indonesia aims to raise the awareness of national and local government planners as well as coastal communities about climate change. As a first step, a participatory vulnerability assessment (...
12 Jan 2015 - experience-note - project: 1247 Experience Note: Lessons-learned Reporting on Stakeholder Involvement: WIO-Lab
Addressing Land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean
12 Jan 2015 - experience-note - project: 583 Experience Note: Lessons-learned Reporting on Stakeholder Involvement: Pantanal and Upper Paraguay
2006: The new Brazilian Water Law placed special emphasis on the implementation of decentralized and participatory management of water resources at the basin level. The approach taken during the early project preparation phase was based on the a...
12 Jan 2015 - experience-note - project: 1893 Experience Note: Fostering Transboundary Cooperation Through Regional Dialogue Processes
2008: With 90% of the territory of Southeastern Europe (SEE) countries falling within shared water basins, the effective management of transboundary water bodies is of particular importance for the region. Such a fragmented situation means that in...
07 Jan 2015 - experience-note - project: 2722 Experience Note: Opening Opportunities for Cooperation Frameworks on the Environment Among Lusophone Countries
2007: The workshop, “Seas of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)” constituted a historic meeting where high-level representatives of the CPLP Member States discussed, for the first time, the sustainable management of ...
05 Jan 2015 - experience-note - project: 1460 Experience Note: International Development of NGOs: Danube Environmental Forum (DEF)
2006: The Danube Environmental Forum (DEF) is a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which is dedicated to protecting the Danube River and its tributaries, their biodiversity and national resources by enhancing cooperation among govern...
05 Jan 2015 - experience-note - project: 1223 Experience Note: Education, Awareness and Technology to Prevent Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
2009: The Global Mercury Project (GMP) was implemented in order to begin a global response to address environmental impacts resulting from mercury released by the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) sector. The relatively poor knowledge or invo...
05 Jan 2015 - experience-note - project: 1618 Experience Note: Leveraging Local Actions Through Matched Small Grants and the Caspian Concern Groups
2008: This note takes a glance at the Caspian Sea project's small grants programme. One of the project's objectives was to achieve tangible environmental improvements in priority areas by implementation of small-scale investments supported by a Sm...
27 Nov 2014 - experience-note - project: 1094 Experience Note: Think Regional, Act Local: The GEF’s Small Grants Programme and Nile Project Partnership in Addressing Transboundary Water Issues
2007: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been promoting grassroots action to address global environmental concerns. The Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Plan (NTEAP) has funded 179 Micro-grant Projects, 3...
27 Nov 2014 - experience-note - project: 1460 Experience Note: Small Grants Programme (SGP) in the GEF/UNDP Danube Regional Project (DRP)
2006: Among some 80 activities pursued by the UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project, its Small Grants Programme (SGP) has had a particularly remarkable impact. The SGP was the DRP's main vehicle for engaging local stakeholders and the public through NG...

 

 

 

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