Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points in Latin America

October 1, 2008 to October 2, 2008



The CSP organized a Sub-Regional workshop for GEF Focal Points in Latin America in Mexico City, Mexico on 1 - 2 October 2008. GEF Focal Points representing fourteen coutries attended the workshop, as well as representatives of the GEF Secretariat, GEF Agencies, GEF Evaluation Office, and CSP.

Workshop Session: Highlights of key GEF policies and procedures

Workshop Session: Focal Area Strategies and Adaptation (with emphasis on programmatic and integrated approaches)

  • Highlights of revised Focal Area & Cross-Cutting strategies, with emphasis on programmatic and integrated approaches & Adaptation Funds (Spanish)

Workshop Session: The Revised GEF Project Cycle

Workshop Session: Agency roles, comparative advantage, and country relations

Workshop Session: Country Contributions to GEF 4 Overall Performance Study (OPS 4)

  • Panel on Agency portfolios and lessons learned in the region
  • Update on the RAF and GEF strategies and programs in the region (English / Spanish)
  • OPS 4 Evaluation process (English / Spanish)


Workshop Session: Introduction and Overview

  • Mexico's Welcoming Remarks (Spanish)

Workshop Session: SGP strategies in the context of the RAF and graduation policy

  • SGP transition strategies and initiatives in Mexico and the region
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica

Workshop Session: Knowledge Management and Monitoring tools and resources available to Focal Points

  • Tools to Support Focal Points (English / Spanish)
  • Overview of M&E tools and GEF Evaluation Office initiatives (English / Spa