International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Day 5

29 Sep 2002
2nd GEF Biennial International Waters Conference Sept. 25-29, 2002 Dalian, China ppt   
GEF IW regional programs can be a vehicle to foster multi-country understanding, communication and cooperation between countries where it otherwise may not have been occurring (Nile, BCLME, Tumen, Gulf of Aqaba, etc.)
Second Biennial GEF International Waters Conference September 25-29, 2002 Dalian, PR China   
There were eight presentations in the first session of Plenary II, focused GEF I-W initiatives in the East Asia region. Presenters introduced their respective projects and gave an accounting of the coverage, scope, issues, strategies, action prog...
Plenary III: GEF Monitoring and Evaluation   
The session consisted of a panel of four presentations followed by and opened discussion. The first referred to guidelines of IW focal area project indicators indicatorsrs, the presentation emphasized the need to incorporate indicators to the logi...
Presentation to the Final Plenary of the 2002 GEF International Waters Conference
Strong governmental support that stretches across all layers of government and involves a wide range of departments and agencies, complemented by complementary legislation and regulations. Sound scientific basis, linking scientists with political ...
Executive Summary Track 2. Large Marine Ecosystems   
The WSSD, in its Program of Action to meet the Millennium Development Goals for Sustainable Development, re-affirmed the ecosystem-based approach to addressing environmental concerns and issued a renewed call for action on ocean and coastal govern...
Large Marine Ecosystems Track 2   
Reaching Consensus on a Program of Action (reconciling local and national priorities with regional ones)
LMEs Track 2 September 26, 2002 LMEs and Coasts: Experiences and Lessons Learned   
Major factor is environment variability: warm water intrusions, from South and equatorial current. Changes distribution and productivity of stocks. Not a question of overcapacity and fishing effort overall. Need adaptive fisheries mgt. Need to...
Report on Track 4 - “Building Sustainability: Partnerships and Finance”   
The purpose of this track was to share experience and discuss needs for private sector involvement in GEF international waters activities. The first session focused on opportunities with the private sector. The second session focused on partnering...
Building Sustainability:Partnerships and Finance track 4   
What are the existing mechanisms and limitations faced by public and private sector in developing countries in establishing sustainable partnerships?
Track 3 -- Freshwater Basin Management: Experiences and Lessons Learned   
The discussion of experiences and lessons learned from freshwater basin management was based on presentations of specific lessons from four GEF projects: one at the end of project preparation (Lake Chad), one at the beginning of project implementa...
Track 3: Freshwater Basin Management   
Individual capacity-building, Basin-level capacity-building, composition and financing, Ensuring long-term benefits, Sharpening tools Variability across basin countries.
As of September 2002, the UNEP/GEF portfolio in international waters is valued at US$ 179 million, comprising 11 ongoing full size projects and 2 ongoing medium-sized projects.
Plenary Summary TRACK 1: TDA, SAP, and Participatory Process Best Practices and Lessons Learned   
National ownership should dominate over donor-drivenness in projects, National ownership means more than just high-level government buy-in: must include broad stakeholder ownership, National Action Plans should be consistent with Regional SAP, and...