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GEF IW Experience Notes are short case studies on specific project experiences that may be of interest to other projects in the portfolio to replicate. They cover a range of topics related to project management, stakeholder involvement, technical issues, demonstration projects, and more. You may refine your search using the filter box below. Download Experience Notes editable template

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23 Aug 2019 - experience-note - project: 4581 - English Experience Note: Mainstreaming the Management and Conservation of Sharks and Bycatch in Pacific High Seas Tuna Fisheries
The world's tuna fleet, comprising thousands of vessels from over 85 countries landing catches valued at >10 billion USD annually, is a critical global food source. But these fisheries are a major cause of mortality for some populations of seabird...
18 Jul 2019 - experience-note - project: 4966 - English Integration of Groundwater Management into River Basin Organizations in Southern Africa
SADC-GMI signed Memoranda of Understanding with River Basin Organizations in the SADC region to foster collaboration in ensuring that groundwater issues were included on the Work Plans of the RBO Commissions. SADC-GMI implemented research projec...
03 May 2019 - experience-note GEF Experience note - Caribbean Billfish Project
03 May 2019 - experience-note - project: 4533 [FDMT] Incorporating climate information into Water Safety Planning
03 May 2019 - experience-note - project: 4533 [FDMT] Stakeholder engagement to develop applications for flood and drought planning
25 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] PCBs Sound Management and Disposal
PCBs are pollutants more specifically known as polychlorinated biphenyls. They are highly toxic, very long lasting (over 100 years) and bioaccumulative, and one of the most harmful persistent organic chemicals to be manufactured by man. PCBs have ...
25 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - French [MedPartnership] Plan côtier de Réghaïa, Algérie
La gestion intégrée des zones côtières (GIZC) est une démarche qui vise à mettre en pratique le développement durable sur les littoraux. Les pays méditerranéens qui souhaitent s’engager dans cette voie disposent pour ce faire d’un instrument effic...
25 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - French Contribution pour l'élaboration de la Stratégie Nationale de la GIZC
Conformément au protocole GIZC (ou protocole de Madrid 2008), l'Algérie a initié un processus d'élaboration de sa stratégie nationale de Gestion Intégrée des Zones côtières. Cette initiative s'inscrit dans une dynamique visant à faciliter le dével...
25 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - French [MedPartnership] Stratégie nationale de GIZC pour l’Algérie
La gestion intégrée des zones côtières (GIZC) est une démarche qui vise à mettre en pratique le développement durable sur les littoraux. Les pays méditerranéens qui souhaitent s’engager dans cette voie disposent pour ce faire d’un instrument effic...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Enhancing water governance & sustainable financing in the Mediterranean
In most Mediterranean countries, governance bottlenecks and financing gaps undermine the quality and sustainability of water supply and sanitation with direct negative impacts on the environment. Targeted action towards better water governance and...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Integrated Coastal Zone Management Strategy in Montenegro
Preparation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Strategy for Montenegro was undertaken in parallel with the preparation of the Coastal Area Spatial Plan, the most important planning document for coastal areas in Montenegro. Having i...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] An Integrative Methodological Framework (IMF) for coastal, river basin and aquifer management
In recent decades various management approaches have been developed for the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments in the Mediterranean basin. These include Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Integrated Water Resources Management ...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Enhancing management effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in Algeria, Croatia, and Turkey
Within the MedPartnership project, WWF's intervention responded to the need to protect marine and coastal biodiversity of the Mediterranean by enhancing the management effectiveness of existing MPAs in the project countries. Through a combinatio...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] MedICIP: Mediterranean Integrated Climate Information Platform
The Mediterranean Integrated Climate Information platform (MedICIP), is a joint Mediterranean country effort to share geographical data and existing reports dealing with ICZM and Climate Change in participating countries. The development of MedI...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Regional Project for the Development of a Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Protected Areas Network through the boosting of MPAs Creation and Management “MedMPAnet” Project
This activity aims mainly at assisting Mediterranean riparian countries in the setting up of an ecologically coherent network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the region. It has been addressed through the identification and characterisation of ...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Identification of the effects of human pressure on groundwater quality to support water management strategies in coastal regions: a multi-tracer hydrogeochemical approach in the region of Nador (Morocco)
Groundwater pollution from anthropogenic sources is a serious concern affecting several coastal aquifers in the Mediterranean Basin. In this region adequate science-based management strategies to protect groundwater from contamination and overexpl...
24 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] National Marine and Coastal Strategy for Croatia
To provide an integrated policy for the sea and the coast that takes into account climate variability and change and that is harmonized with the National Water Strategy, the Croatian government decided to prepare an integrated Marine and Coastal S...
23 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Local assessment of vulnerability to climate variability and change
This assessment seeks to strengthen the understanding of impacts of climate variability and change (CVC) on coastal zones in the Mediterranean region. The method consists of assessing the impacts of CVC on different economic sectors and other area...
23 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Building coastal resilience in Šibenik-Knin County in Croatia - Coastal Plan
The Coastal Plan, as foreseen by the ICZM Protocol, recommends ways to increase the resilience of coastal zone and sustainability of its development. It addresses the planning process defined in the MedPartnership project and is supported by PAP/R...
23 Apr 2019 - experience-note - project: 2600 - English [MedPartnership] Assessment of climate variability and change impacts and evaluation of response options (a case study of Croatia)
The aim of this activity was to provide the tools to influence the current practice of unsustainable coastal development around the Mediterranean. Croatia is one of the Mediterranean countries with highest ratio of coastal length per inhabitant. D...

 

 

 

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