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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
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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
FileGuatemala Baseline Assessment Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 12:27
Document in Spanish
Our Common Future Under Climate Change from Jul 07, 2015 08:00 to Jul 10, 2015 05:00 UNESCO HQ in Paris, France, by Damaris Waigwa
Organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Council for Science (ICSU) and Future Earth, in collaboration with a partnership of French organizations, this science-focused conference will examine the latest research around climate change. Participants will discuss the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and any new research since the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The event will touch upon the following themes: state of knowledge on climate change; scenarios exploring our common future; responding to climate change challenges; and collective action and transformative solutions. The Chair of the conference is Chris Field, Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC.
GloBallast e-learning course on Operations Aspects of Ballast Water Management by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 28, 2015 10:51
The e-learning course on Operational Aspects of BWM is based on the GloBallast Advanced Training Course on Operational Aspects of BWM (developed with financial support from the GIA and the IMO Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP)), and is aimed at all stakeholders who will have to deal with operational aspects of ballast water management, such as Port State Control Officers (PSCOs), but also seafarers, and all crew on board a ship. The course contains four modules; Introduction, Operational Aspects, Survey and Certification, and Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME). In each module, the user will explore the issue in the context of the objective of the module, discover key facts to build on the users existing knowledge on BWM and finally use carefully designed hypothetical scenarios to put this new knowledge into practice.
File2014 CCRES Annual Report by Khristine Custodio — last modified Apr 27, 2015 11:30
This annual report summarizes the project's first year which was defined as a ‘scoping year’ to determine appropriate pilot sites, to plan on-ground activities in detail, and to develop the partnerships and collaborations required to undertake the activities in the Philippines and Indonesia. Key activities over the past year included detailed planning for the implementation of the research activities at the pilot sites; development of major partnerships and collaborations across the region; the establishment of activity teams to work on-ground; the development of the stakeholder networks required for the outreach components of the activities; and major announcements and launches of the pilot sites in the Philippines and Indonesia.
FileEssential EAFM: Developing capacity in the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) by Khristine Custodio — last modified Apr 27, 2015 11:29
The ecosystem approach offers a practical and effective means to manage fisheries more holistically. It represents a move away from fisheries management that focuses on target species, towards systems and decision-making processes that balance environmental, human and social well-being within improved governance frameworks. However, many fisheries, environment and planning staff lack experience in how to implement the ecosystems approach. The Essential EAFM training course has been developed by a group of partner organizations to address these capacity development needs. Essential EAFM training will help institutions and their staff prepare and implement improved fisheries management plans and provides the practical skills, tools and resources to do so. Read this brochure for a brief explanation on the Essential EAFM.
FileBaseline Assessment Study for the GEF CReW Project Costa Rica by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 29, 2015 08:42
Esta evaluación nacional de referencia sobre Gestión de Aguas Residuales para Jamaica fue preparado para ofrecer información para un estudio de evaluación regional de referencia sobre Gestión de Aguas Residuales de la Región del Gran Caribe. La evaluación regional ayudará a estos gobiernos en el cumplimiento de los requisitos del Protocolo Relativo a la Contaminación Procedente de Fuentes y Actividades Terrestres (Protocolo LBS) , con especial énfasis en el cumplimiento de los estándares de efluentes establecidos en el anexo III del Protocolo. La evaluación regional ayudará a la Unidad de Coordinación del Programa Ambiental del Caribe - Regional de las Naciones Unidas (PNUMAUCR / CAR) en el diseño y ejecución de las futuras actividades de creación de capacidad. Será la base de la información para un amplio grupo de interesados para entender la general y las necesidades específicas que deben ser considerados en el desarrollo de planes nacionales de gestión de las aguas residuales domésticas.
FileStock take of CTI-CFF Programs & Projects by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 26, 2015 10:00
The study draws insights from a number of programs and projects supported by GEF under International Waters Focal Area (listed in the Annexes) and is relevant for future programming. It was endorsed by the Financial Resources Working Group of the CTI-CFF and accepted by the Council of Senior Officials (CSO) from the 6 Coral Triangle countries in November 2014, and was recently updated based on fresh developments.
FileBaseline Assessment Study on Wastewater Management Jamaica by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:44
This National Baseline Assessment on Wastewater Management for Jamaica was prepared to provide information for a Regional Baseline Assessment Study on Wastewater Management for the Wider Caribbean Region. The regional assessment will assist these governments in meeting the requirements of the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land - Based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol), with particular emphasis on meeting the effluent standards specified in Annex III of the Protocol. The Regional Assessment will assist the United Nations Environment Programme -Caribbean Regional coordinating Unit (UNEP-CAR/RCU) in the design and implementation of future capacity building activities. It will be the foundation of information for a broad group of stakeholders to understand the general and the specific needs that should be considered in the development of national domestic wastewater management plans
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