Welcome to the E-course on Introduction to the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

This E-course provides an overview of the GEF, a unique international organization that is dedicated to safeguarding the global environment. It is a joint production by the GEF Secretariat’s Knowledge & Learning Team and the Open Learning Campus (OLC) of the World Bank Group, and is hosted by the OLC.

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. 

We hope that you will enjoy and benefit from this E-course, and we look forward to your feedback.

For any questions, please contact Yasemin Biro Kirtman, GEF Knowledge and Learning Coordinator.

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