In line with the continued health and safety measures being applied in most countries in response to COVID-19, the 58th Council Meeting of the GEF and the 28th LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting will be held virtually with agendas that cover essential and time sensitive issues only.
The meetings will be held on June 2 and 3, 2020, from 7:00 to 10:00 AM EDT (GMT-4). The agendas and the timetable have been posted in the documents section. All participants must register as usual.
The meeting will be held using Webex Events that provides for two categories: "panelists" and "attendees." Council members, Alternates, and CSO representatives (panelists) will receive, through Webex, a link that will allow them to participate via video, audio, and chat. Other registered participants (attendees) will be provided with a link that allows them to follow the video/audio of the meeting only.
Attendees can join the Council at 7:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, June 2.
The Council, the GEF's main governing body, comprises 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries, and 2 from economies in transition). Council Members rotate every three years or until the constituency appoints a new Member. The Council, which meets twice annually, develops, adopts and evaluates the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval), making decisions by consensus.