Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points in West and Central Africa

June 19, 2008 to December 21, 2011



A Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points in West and Central Africa was organized by the CSP in Douala, Cameroon on 19-21 June 2008. The Workshop was attended by 65 participants including GEF Operational and Political Focal Points representing 23 countries, representatives of the GEF Secretariat, GEF Agencies, GEF Evaluation Office, the CSP, as well as observers.

Workshop Session: Welcome, Introduction & Overview

  • Welcome speech by Mr. Sekou Toure, GEF Secretariat (English / French)
  • Welcome speech by H. E. Mr. Pierre Hele, Minister of Environment & Nature Protection of Cameroon (French)

Workshop Session: Focal Area and Cross-Cutting Strategies

  • GEF Focal Area Strategies & Adaptation Funds Presentation (English / French)

Workshop Session: The Revised GEF Project Cycle

Workshop Session: Making GEF Strategic at Country Level: Integration, Coordination, and Priority Setting

  • Roles of GEF National Focal Points & Experiences in GEF Coordination and Integration (English / French)
  • Burkina Faso: Integrating GEF in the National Development Framework Presentation (English / French)
  • Nigeria: A Case Study on Local Empowerment & Environmental Management Presentation (English)

Workshop Session: Resource Allocation Framework (RAF) Mid-Term Review

Workshop Session: Developing and Strengthening Stakeholder Partnerships

  • Burundi: Civil Society Involvement in Programme Implementation Presentation (English / French)
  • Small Grants Programme in Africa Presentation (English / French)
  • World Bank: Development Marketplace Presentation (English / French)

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

  • Tools to Support Focal Points (English / French)
  • Perspectives on conflict resolution at the GEF (English)
  • Tracking National GEF Portfolios & Assessing Results (English / French)

 Workshop Session: Constituency Coordination lessons and good practices

  • Gambia: Experiences and Lessons of the GEF Sahelian Constituency (English)
  • Ghana: Experiences and Lessons of the GEF West African Constituency (English / French)

Special Workshop Session: GEF Programme in West and Central Africa

  • UNIDO Energy Programme Presentation (English)