KM Advisory Meeting - 52nd Council

May 25, 2017

Global Environment Facility

Knowledge Management (KM) Advisory Group Meeting

May 2017

Venue:            Room MC C2-131, World Bank Main Complex

Dates:             Thursday, May 25, 2017 (Afternoon)

Duration:       The meeting begins 3:00 pm and adjourns at 5:30 pm.  

Participants:  (in person and via WEBEX)

  • GEF Partner Agencies (Executive Coordinators and KM specialists in some cases)
  • GEF Secretariat (interested members of senior management and staff)
  • Convention and CSO representatives
  • Council members
  • GEF IEO and STAP

Activities:       Presentations, Short Video, and Group Discussion with Coffee Service

Link for the GEF Kaleo Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdhVLcqyv9o

Purpose and description:  The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the members of the GEF KM Advisory Group to go over progress made to date in the implementation of the GEF’s KM vision and approach and to discuss key issues, challenges as well as opportunities for collaboration and learning across the GEF Partnership in delivering the KM Approach.  We will also introduce GEF Kaleo, our new on-line knowledge sharing tool and the Art of Knowledge Exchange Guidebook for the GEF Partnership, which can be found at http://www.thegef.org/publications/art-knowledge-exchange-results-focused-planning-guide-gef-partnership

Registration: https://crm.thegef.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=1012

(Please register at this link even if you have sent an RSVP message via e-mail.)

WEBEX instructions:  Please let us know if you will be joining via WEBEX.

Meeting number (access code): 851 866 737

Meeting password: f2gZCu6T

Join by phone

1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Global call-in numbers


Agenda - Draft

 3:00  –  3:10              Welcome – Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO  

 3:10  –  3:30              Implementing the KM Approach – an Update Yasemin Biro Kirtman, Knowledge Management Coordinator, Policy, Partnerships and Operations Unit (PPO), GEFSEC (and update on the GEF Website by Patrizia Cocca, Communications Officer, GEFSEC)

 3:30 – 3:45                Introducing GEF KaleoYasemin Biro Kirtman, Knowledge Management Coordinator, Policy, Partnerships and Operations Unit (PPO), GEFSEC; Ramon de Mesa, Operations Officer, GEFSEC

 3:45 – 4:15                The Art of Knowledge Exchange Guidebook and Training Sessions – Shobha Kumar, Senior Knowledge & Learning Officer, Leadership, Learning, and Innovation, WBG; Philip Karp, Lead Knowledge Management Specialist, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience, WBG; and Robert Schreiber, Coordinator, GEF Country Support Program, GEFSEC

 4:15 – 4:45                Panel on Learning from GEF Investments

  • Lessons from the Biodiversity Mainstreaming Portfolio – Mark Zimsky, Biodiversity Focal Area Coordinator, Senior Biodiversity Specialist, Regional Coordinator for Latin America, Global Programming Unit (GPU), GEFSEC
  • Learning from the IAP Pilots -  Mohamed Imam Bakarr, Lead Environmental Specialist, GPU, GEFSEC
  • Lessons from IW: Learn, a GEF financed Community of Practice in International Waters – Christian Holde Severin, International Waters Focal Area Coordinator, Senior Environmental Specialist, GPU, GEFSEC

 4:45 – 5:15                Next Steps – Options for a Knowledge Platform for the GEF Partnership: Learning from IRENA, GGKP and Environment Live - Yasemin Biro Kirtman, Knowledge Management Coordinator, GEFSEC

 5:15 - 5:30                 Q&A and Closing