Please note, The Introduction Seminar is only open for GEF Agencies and invited Country Focal Points.
The 2020 GEF Introduction Seminar will take place in Washington DC, from February 4 to 6 at The World Bank in the J Building, room JB1-080.
The event brings together GEF focal points, representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies. It is an opportunity for focal points to meet with their counterparts from other countries in the region and other GEF partners to discuss and review policies and procedures and to share lessons and experiences from development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks.
Prior to attending the Introduction Seminar, please complete the free eCourse : Introduction to the GEF
This is available through the GEF Academy and provides an overview of the GEF.
By completing the course, you will gain knowledge of the GEF’s mission, history and institutional structure. You will understand the organizing principles and areas of work in the 7th GEF replenishment period (GEF-7). You will also learn about key cross cutting issues; the basics of GEF funding and its operational policies, as well as the results framework for GEF-7.
The E-course has 5 topical sections, each with short quizzes on what you have learned, and requires approximately 90 minutes to complete in one sitting; but you can also take it at your own pace. You will receive a certificate upon completion.