This GEF-8 Regional Workshop took place in Accra, Ghana, between October 4-7, with participants from countries in North, West, and Central Africa, the GEF Secretariat, GEF agencies and partners. It was the first event in a series of workshops to give an overview of the GEF-8 programming strategies, with a particular focus on the GEF-8 Integrated Programs (IPs) and how they will be rolled out. Specific breakout groups allowed more in-depth discussions of the different IPs, as well as regional challenges and opportunities. On Friday afternoon, there was a special session on the Great Green Wall (GGW) for countries involved in this initiative.
There was also a field trip organized to a GEF project on plastics pollution, where participants visited the Sakumono Plastic Collection Center and the ASAASE Foundation Tema West Plastic Reprocessing/Recycling Plant, both in the Greater Accra region.