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GEF ECW Tunisia

July 11, 2017 to July 14, 2017

The GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the Noth Africa, Middle East  & West Asia Constituency took place from 11 to 14 July 2017.


The GEF sponsored 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 were selected directly by the GEF Secretariat through a independent process.


  • Tuesday, July  11, Morning: Half-day CSO meeting for civil society participants
  • Tuesday, July 11, Afternoon: Half-day SGP meeting for GEF OFPs, PFPs and CSOs
  • Wednesday, all day July 12 and Thursday afternoon July 13: The workshop’s topics included interactive exercises and discussions regarding GEF7 replenishment negotiations, Synergies among Conventions, M&E, cross-cutting capacity development, gender and the GEF Public Involvement Policy.
  • Thursday, July 13, Morning: Half-day training course called “The Art of Knowledge Exchange”.  This hands on activity showed best practices and key ideas and methods behind successful Knowledge Management and Exchange using GEF Project examples.
  • Friday, July 14: GEF Knowledge Day using a project site visit as a basis for learning, including highlighting the themes of the previous days.  

Previous ECWs in the region:

December 2012 - Antalya, Turkey

February 2012 - Dead Sea, Jordan

December 2013 - Marrakech, Morocco

September 2015 - Dead Sea, Jordan

September 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon