MC2-800, World Bank HQ

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the members of the GEF KM Advisory Group to go over progress made to date in the implementation of the GEF’s KM vision and approach and to discuss key issues, challenges as well as opportunities for collaboration and learning across the GEF Partnership in delivering the KM Approach. We heard from the European Space Agency, NASA, Planet Inc. and STAP on Earth Observation Data and their relevance to GEF projects and programs. We also introduced our ongoing work to create a GEF Academy and explore the possibility of creating a GEF Community of Practice.


3:00 – 3:10 Welcome and Knowledge & Learning for GEF 7 – Francoise Clottes, Director, Policy, Partnerships and Operations Unit (PPO), GEFSEC
3:10 - 3:20 Relevance of Earth Observation Information for the GEF – Jaime Cavelier – Sr. Biodiversity Specialist, Programs Unit (GPU), GEFSEC
3:20 – 3:50 European Space Agency: Earth Observation for Sustainable Development and Implications for the Global Environment – Christoph Aubrecht, Sr. Geospatial Strategist and Representative of the European Space Agency (ESA) at the World Bank Group (WBG)
3:50 – 4:20 Making Space for Earth – NASA Earth Science and Applications, Lawrence Friedl – Director, Applied Sciences Program, Earth Science Division, NASA
4:20 – 4:50  A Space revolution: How Small Satellites & Big Data Can Drive Positive Environmental Impact - Zara Khan, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Strategy Lead, Agriculture Vertical, Planet Inc.
4:50 – 5:20 STAP on Mainstreaming Earth Observation Information for Improved Design and Monitoring of GEF Projects and Programs - Virginia Gorsevski, STAP Secretariat, UN Environment
5:20 – 5:50

Implementing the GEF KM Approach – an Update – Yasemin Biro Kirtman, Knowledge & Learning Coordinator, Policy, PPO, GEFSEC

  • GEF Academy and Second e-course: GEF Results Framework in partnership with the Open Learning Campus (OLC)  - Sheila Jagannathan, Lead Learning Specialist, Global Themes, Knowledge Management, WBG
  • Best Practice Notes – Ikuko Matsumoto, Knowledge & Policy Officer, PPO, GEFSEC
  • Creating a GEF Community of Practice (CoP) - Christina Bogyo, Sr. Program Assistant, PPO, GEFSEC
5:50 - 6:00 Update on GEF Publications and Communications Campaigns –Christian Hofer, Sr. Communications Officer, GEFSEC
6:00 Closing