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FileGroundwater Governance Synthesis Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 27, 2015 01:33
This Synthesis Report highlights a number of key findings from the Project’s first Component, which was designed to provide a science based consolidation of knowledge of the groundwater resources economically exploitable under presently prevailing conditions, and their state (both quantity and quality), with focus on governance relevant aspects. It aims to contribute to achieving broad agreement on the scientific and economic issues in relation to groundwater and a consensus on the scope for future action. (Warning: This draft is NOT for quotation, citation or copying.)
FileMalaysia - Development and pilot-testing of model sustainable livelihood enterprises in Kudat-Marudu-Pitas Districts, Sabah by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 09:09
CTI-SEA is developing alternative livelihoods in Kudat-Marudu-Pitas Districts and in the proposed Tun Mustapha Park to ensure sustainability of livelihoods and food security in an increasingly significant number of coastal communities across the region. The livelihood activities will involve giving technical advice and training in entrepreneurial skills, developing markets for products, as well as the conducting public awareness campaigns on improving the quality of coastal waters for ecotourism, aquaculture, and public health.
FileMalaysia - Applying integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) in Marudu Bay adjacent coastal zone by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 09:01
ICZM is an ecosystem-based management framework that can address land-based sources of pollution in the marine environment. It is also one of the tools in ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM). The application of ICZM in an ecosystem will contribute to the sustainability of coastal and marine resources.
FileMalaysia - Capacity building on ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) in Semporna by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 08:55
This subproject was designed to promote EAFM in the fishing industry for both small and commercial scale fisheries using a variety of non-formal learning techniques in collaboration with Department of Fisheries Sabah, the Department of Fisheries Malaysia, and the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.
FileMalaysia - Capacity building on marine protected area (MPA) management by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 08:49
Building the capacity of human resources of Sabah Parks and the Department of Marine Parks, Malaysia is necessary for more effective management of existing MPAs in the country and the increasing number of MPAs being established in the State of Sabah.
FileUNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 185 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 19, 2015 09:32
Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear
Blue Growth: Motivating Innovations in Aquatic Information Management from Sep 07, 2015 08:00 to Sep 11, 2015 05:00 Rome, Italy, by Damaris Waigwa
The FAO Global Initiative on Blue Growth (BGI) in Support of Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and the Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources, defines “Blue Growth” as Sustainable growth and development emanating from economic activities in the oceans, wetlands and coastal zones, that minimize environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and unsustainable use of living aquatic resources, and maximize economic and social benefits.
Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific from Aug 16, 2015 08:00 to Aug 19, 2015 05:00 Dharubaaruge, Male, Maldives, by Damaris Waigwa
The conference is organized on the theme, '3R as an Economic Industry - Next Generation 3R Solutions for a Resource-Efficient Society and Sustainable Tourism Development in Asia and the Pacific'. It will focus on water security, tourism, waste management and sustainable urban management. The conference is jointly organized by the Governments of Japan and Maldives, and the UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). Participants include high-level government representatives from Asia-Pacific countries, city mayors and other professionals. Delegates will discuss implementation of Ha Noi 3R Declaration (2013-2023), as well as economic and employment opportunities in 3R areas, especially in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
16th International Conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health from Aug 10, 2015 08:00 to Aug 13, 2015 05:00 Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia, by Damaris Waigwa
This conference will meet under the theme "Human and Environmental Health Risk Factors in the Pacific Basin," and cover such areas as: hazardous waste management and remediation; E-waste; air pollution; persistent toxic substances; emerging pollutants; climate change; and children's environmental health. More specifically, proposed sessions are expected to address, among others: an ecosystem approach to environmental health in the Pacific Basin; environmental impact of natural disasters; and arsenic projects in Southeast Asia.
2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015 (EBAFOSC 2) from Jul 30, 2015 08:00 to Jul 31, 2015 05:00 UN, Nairobi, Kenya, by Damaris Waigwa
Taking place under the theme, 'Re-imagining Africa's Food Security Now and into the Future under a Changing Climate,' this conference will convene a number of round-tables, discussions and plenary sessions to discuss how ecosystem based adaptation (EBA) can be used to improve food security across the continent. Sessions will address: building scalable and inclusive business models for EBA-driven agriculture; innovative financing models for EBA-driven agriculture; the role of youth, women, and information technology in EBA-driven agriculture; the roles of education, the private sector and South-South cooperation in advancing EBA; innovations to reduce post-harvest food loss; and climate change and resilience through EBA as well as policy frameworks and implementation.
The Twelfth Bi-annual MEDCOAST Conference from Oct 06, 2015 08:00 to Oct 10, 2015 05:00 Varna, Bulgaria, by Damaris Waigwa
The twelfth conference in Varna will be the second event to be organised on the shores of the Black Sea. This happens to be at a time when the European Union is keenly interested in facilitating programs for the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). Therefore, the Varna conference will provide an excellent opportunity for discussing national and regional efforts and capabilities that already exist in these and related fields as well as the future needs and directions. The meeting will also be a good occasion for networking and collaboration initiatives for the Black Sea.
FileCReW's Lines, Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2015 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 14, 2015 11:22
This Issue features: World water day 2015, UNEP CEP, CReW and TNC—Pooling Knowledge and Experience to tackle Wastewater Management more resourcefully, Wastewater Management Policy, Examining Gender, Climate Change and Monitoring & Evaluation Issues in Sanitation Management, The Belize Wastewater Re-volving Fund at Work and the NEW GEF CREW website.
FileThe Water-Energy-Food Nexus in LAC by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 14, 2015 09:45
This report provides an overview of the water-energy-food nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), identifying the main challenges and opportunities for achieving water, energy and food security in the region. There is a particular focus on the Latin American countries Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. This report builds on IUCN and IWA’s Latin American Nexus Dialogue workshop in 2013 and the Amazonia Security Agenda project (www.segamazonia.org) and is informed by 41 interviews with key stakeholders across water, energy and food sectors in the region.
FileBuilding an Evidence Base on Private Sector Engagement in Financing Climate Change Adaptation by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 14, 2015 09:28
This report documents and draws lessons from multilateral development bank (MDB) activity on private sector adaptation to strengthen the evidence base in this so far under-researched area. The private sector is key to addressing the challenge of adaptation to climate change. This is widely recognised and the major climate finance mechanisms such as the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) are developing private sector adaptation programmes. However, the factual evidence on which the debate draws, and on which the design of these new programmes is based, is very weak. The purpose of this report is to strengthen this evidence base.
ContactPersonMr. Rob Barnes by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 11, 2015 01:12
Digital Communications Expert, UNEP; GRID-Arendal,
FileGulf of Mexico LME - Strategic Action Programme (SAP) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 11, 2015 11:32
This Strategic Action Programme (SAP) is a policy document negotiated by the governments of United Mexican States (Mexico) and the United States of America (U.S.) through the coordination of the appointed Technical National Focal Points to the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem Project (GoM LME), the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) of Mexico and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. The document outlines the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the GoM LME and aims to promote shared policy goals and legal and institutional actions to address priority transboundary problems that have been previously identified by both NOAA and SEMARNAT in the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA). The TDA was completed in October 2011 and is the primary source of scientific and technical information for the recommended strategic actions presented. This document and the TDA have been developed as part of the project, “Integrated Assessment and Management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem”, with the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the implementation support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
FileGEF CReW Regional Wastewater Management Policy Template and Toolkit, 2015 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 02:00
This Toolkit contains a package of information, with useful and simple templates, specifically designed to assist wastewater managers, chief technocrats or senior policy officers to improve capacity in developing and implementing wastewater management policies to improve the management of the sector. It sets out the key issues that should constitute wastewater management policy. It does not contain a comprehensive list of all possible subject areas that may arise in the development of wastewater management policies. It may also be used to strengthen other related policy activities. There may also be other relevant and important issues for which policy is not set out in this Toolkit which the wastewater manager may wish to consider. The fact that a particular subject or consideration is not covered in this Toolkit should not in itself be a reason for giving less weight to that matter or consideration and should not be taken to imply that the matter or consideration is not significant. Baseline and other research information, findings developed under the GEF CReW project should be considered along with the Toolkit.
FileReview of Access to, Availability of, and Organizational Readiness for Uptake of Funding for the Wastewater Sector, 2014 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 01:17
CReW has realized that simply providing funds may not be enough to solve the challenges participating countries face in managing wastewater treatment. Therefore, CReW has commissioned this report to analyze this issue more closely. This report helps the CReW Project understand if the participating countries currently have access to wastewater funding, and if so, under which conditions. It also analyzes whether or not the countries have the organizational and absorptive capacity to effectively use the available funding. The report concludes by describing a proposed approach on how to help countries in the Caribbean achieve their objectives in the wastewater sector.
FilePanama Baseline Assessment Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 12:45
Document in Spanish
FileBaseline Assessment Study for the GEF CReW Project Honduras by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 12:41
Document in Spanish
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