GEF CReW participates in the 8th Global Environment Facility Biennial International Waters Conference

9 – 13 May 2016, Sri Lanka

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The GEF CReW Project will be represented by Project Coordinator, Alfredo Coello Vazquez, at the signature learning event for the Global Environment Facility’s International Waters portfolio, the Eighth GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (GEF IWC 8) which takes place 9 – 13 May 2016 in Sri Lanka.

Christopher Corbin, AMEP Programme Officer at UNEP’s Regional Coordinating Unit, Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention, responsible for implementation of GEF CReW’s Regional Components, will also actively be promoting CReW and its achievements.

IWC8 is meant to facilitate cross-sectoral and portfolio-wide learning and experience sharing. Ongoing projects share experiences and lessons learnt and provide inputs on a number of urgent issues. Participants benefit from capacity building in key management and technical areas.

About 300 participants, comprising GEF IW project managers, representatives of beneficiary countries, non-governmental organizations, transboundary management institutions, UN Agencies and the private sector will participate. According to GEF IW LEARN, about 90 active GEF IW projects, 80 countries and the various GEF Agencies will be represented.

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