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MENARID GEF IW:LEARN: Strengthening IW Portfolio Delivery and Impact

A global project, encouraging learning, information sharing, collaboration and replication of good practices and experiences in the GEF International Waters portfolio. The project has a strong focus on groundwater and supporting the Middle East and North Africa Development (MENARID) process, and in the replication and sharing of good practices between transboundary surface and groundwater management. IW:LEARN will provide tools and procedures to assist IW projects better achieve their objectives through the provision of improved knowledge management and guidance on mainstreaming climatic variability & change, gender and public-private co-operation in IW projects. Lastly IW:LEARN will facilitate the 6th IW Conference and initiate improved involvement between IW projects and the wider science community through the first IW Science Conference.

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General information
GEF ID 3900
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Project Completion)
Start Date 26 Jan 2011
End Date 30 Jul 2014
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 3,900,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 8,165,000
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Mish Hamid Project Manager
Mr. Peter Whalley Consultant
Ms. Khristine Custodio Project Manager (IW:LEARN Component 4)
Mr. Holger Treidel Programme Specialist
Mr. Patrick Weiler Assistant Project Officer
Mr. Taylor Henshaw Consultant
Mr. Seth McNayr Project Assistant
Mr. Hanneke Van Lavieren Regional Coordinator - LAC
Dr. Vladimir Mamaev GEF Regional Technical Advisor
Ms. Isabelle Vanderbeck GEF IW Portfolio Manager
Ms. Marcela Fabianova Water Programme Analyst
Mr. Christian Ledermann IT Specialist
Mrs. Damaris Waigwa Programme Assistant
Mr. Johannes Akiwumi Project Coordinator