DateApril 18-21, 2017
Savoy Hotel

The GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the Eastern Africa Constituency took take place from 18 to 21 April, 2017 in Victoria, Seychelles.


The GEF will sponsor the participation of 7 persons per country, including two GEF focal points (Political and Operational), four focal points for the following Conventions: UNCBD, UNCCD, UNFCCC, and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, as well as a representative from civil society organizations (CSO). CSO representatives will be selected directly by the GEF Secretariat through a process to be explained in a separate communication, sent directly to CSOs. The GEF financial support includes transportation, hotel accommodation and a modest per diem.

Expected timetable:

  • Tuesday April 18th Morning: Half-day CSO meeting for civil society participants. 
  • Tuesday April 18th Morning: Constituency meeting for GEF OFPs and PFPs
  • Tuesday April 18th Afternoon: Half-day SGP meeting for GEF OFPs, PFPs and CSOs
  • Wednesday the 19th and Thursday 20th April : The workshop’s topics include interactive exercises and discussions regarding the GEF-7 replenishment process, Facilitating synergies in implementing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) towards sustainable development, M&E, Cross-Cutting Capacity Development, Stakeholder engagement & Gender mainstreaming, and Green Finance.
  • Thursday the 20th Afternoon: Half-day training course called “The Art of Knowledge Exchange”.  This hands on activity will show best practices and key ideas and methods behind successful Knowledge Management and exchange using GEF Project examples.
  • Friday 21st April : GEF Knowledge Day using a project site visit as a basis for learning, including highlighting the themes of the previous days.  

The ECW is a unique opportunity to learn about the new features, policies and procedures of the GEF.
To learn more about ECWs, please watch this video accessible through the sidebar