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Enhancing the Use of Science in International Waters Projects to Improve Project Results

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GEF ID: 3343
Project Category: Portfolio Learning/Policy
Project Description:

This MSP proposes to develop a platform for the assessment, integration, exchange and dissemination of scientific information and findings from GEF IW projects, both past and current. Its goal is to enhance the use of science in planning, developing and implementing of new GEF IW projects, and at the same time, to strengthen water science capacity and science-to-management linkages in developing countries. The strategic planning for the IW focal area, undertaken by its Technical Advisory Group, has clearly indicated these activities as a “corporate” GEF need. The proposed project will be largely implemented through biennual conferences called the “GEF International Waters Science Conference Series”. These working meetings will focus on: •comparative analysis of scientific results from GEF IW projects •identification of critical science challenges by thematic area, based on regional priorities •evaluation of scientific best practices, in particular, transboundary diagnostic analysis of freshwater and coastal/marine systems •experiences on how science is used in GEF IW projects, including the role of local science communities, and •building applied science capacity within the GEF family, including access to new findings on emerging issues, new methodologies and science breakthroughs The scientific conclusions and experiences emanating from these conferences will be captured, synthesised and disseminated, as appropriate, through targtted, policy-relevant publications, the IW:LEARN knowledge management system, and other UN internet portals.

 


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http://projects.csg.uwaterloo.ca/inweh/index.php
Sub-Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, SIDS (Africa), Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Northern America, SIDS (Americas), South America, Antarctica, Central Asia, SIDS (Asia), South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, SIDS (Oceania), Small island developing States
Project Contacts:
  • Mr. Aldrin Rivas
    Expert, Asian Institute of Technology,
  • Adeel Zafar
    Director, United Nations University, International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH),
  • Dr. Salif Diop
    Head , Ecosystems Section, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
  • Mr. Andrew Dansie
    Project Manager, United Nations University, International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), Freshwater Ecosystem Programme
  • Dr. Ralph J. Daley
    Director – IW:Science Project, United Nations University, International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH),
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Project Documents:
Synthesis Report
General Information:
Project Type MSP
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date
Aug 19, 2008 12:00 AM
End Date
May 30, 2011 12:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Strategic Priority IW-2
IW-3
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 1.00M US$
Total Cost of the project: 2.03M US$
 
Partners:
Lead Implementing Agency United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Executing Agencies