Vietnam GEF National Dialogue

October 14, 2010 to October 16, 2010



The Vietnam Dialogue was held in Hanoi on 14-15 October 2010 and brought together over one hundred GEF stakeholders from government ministries and agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions, as well as international donors and resource persons from the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.  The two days of consultations were followed by a large group site visit to a GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) project on 16 October.

The Dialogue Agenda was designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Promote in-depth understanding of the GEF's strategic directions, policies, and procedures in GEF-5
  • Assess the implementation of Vietnam's project portfolio in GEF-4
  • Strengthen country coordination and ownership in GEF operations and sharing lessons learned from project implementation
  • Achieve greater mainstreaming of GEF activities into national planning frameworks
  • Understand and discuss Viet Nam's proposed national strategic priorities for GEF-5 cycle (2010-2014)

The Dialogue report and final list of participants are forthcoming.