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Detail of GEF Project #464

GEF Project ID464
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameGlobal Environmental Citizenship (GEC)
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9
PDF-B Approval Date1996-12-01
Approval Date1998-03-30
CEO Endorsement Date2002-02-14
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-08-07
Project Completion Date2008-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUNEP,Parlatino, Consumers International, International Union of Local Authorities, Latin America Council of Churches, World Conservation Union (IUCN-CEC), World Association of Radio Broadcasters
DescriptionThis project will generate public awareness, increase levels of understanding of global environmental issues and mobilize support in Latin American countries for the objectives of the GEF operational programmes. The result will facilitate broad-based support for these objectives by relating them to the individual concerns of citizens, in order to foster a greater commitment to voluntary action that would be needed to guarantee the sustainability of GEF-funded measures within those programs. This will create an enabling environment for national decision making and action on GEF focal areas. The project will demonstrate the effectiveness in terms of credibility and costs, of developing strategic alliances with civil society groups and NGO networks of political and social influence in order to integrate GEF focal areas into their priorities and communicate these issues through their existing delivery mechanisms. This will be accomplished through capacity building activities with six major networks in accordance with the comparative advantage of each network, in relation to the GEF Operational Programmes, by providing information products, upgrading their communication skills, and basic knowledge of global environmental issues. The six networks selected are: parliamentarians, consumer organizations, local authorities, educators, radio broadcasters, and religious leaders.
Implementation StatusProject has had significant implementation delays but is now back on track. The training and capacity building-stages have concluded. The following set of activities were performed from August 2006 to March 2007: development of demonstration activities, evaluation, monitoring, and dissemination.
PDF B Amount
235,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,977,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,212,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,165,000 USD
Project Cost
6,377,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,977,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,165,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
6,377,000 USD
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