Development and Implementation of Mechanisms to disseminate Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management in Latin America and the Caribbean

Project Summary

The proposed project, aims to promote South-to-South learning, develop and implement mechanisms to disseminate the lessons being learned in GEF International Waters-related (GEF-IW) projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, and improve capacity to integrated land and water resource management. This Medium Size Project (MSP) will complement the International Waters-Learn (IW-Learn) project of UNDP in the implementation of its mandate to improve communications and outreach between countries worldwide. Specifically, the project would act as a demonstration project using Latin America and the Caribbean as a privileged site to illustrate the functioning of a network system. This network would facilitate the exchange of project experiences and results, provide a mechanism for the dissemination and replication of lessons learned and best management practices to improve water resources management, as well as encourage the assimilation of lessons learned into national water resources management policies and river basin master plans.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
General Secretriat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
972,000 USD
Co-financing Total
665,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,637,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Aug 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Sep 2002
Project closed
01 Dec 2006