3rd Entry

Posted by Sean Chedda at Mar 15, 2018 12:24 PM |
The last weeks have literally flown away with many commitments mainly linked to the 2nd IWEco Steering Committee Meeting.

The Project, which full name is Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystem Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States, is a complex GEF-funded 5-year Project which involves 10 countries in the Caribbean. I’ve worked in close contact with the Project Coordinator as well as with the rest of the team, assisting them in the preparation of more than 15 PPT Presentations and many other documents, including:  Review of Saint Kitts and Nevis Project Proposal (Especially the Result Framework Table), a form for Request of Financial Support, several Templates for National Projects and Partners, a Poster of the Project, the Dropbox Folder for all the documents, the Agenda of the Meeting, the Attendance Sheet, the List of Participants, and the Logistics Note.

Apart from the assignments for the Project, I wrote an Issue Paper for our Belizean focal point regarding the status of the Plastic and Styrofoam bans in the Wider Caribbean Region.  Also, during spare time, I reviewed the Employees and Intern Guide for UNEP - CAR/RCU, adding my inputs and comments especially for the new interns that are coming!

Challenges faced

The 2 weeks before the Meeting were tough, but I really enjoyed them. I had the opportunity to learn a lot about this specific Project and about how a multi-regional Project is managed and implemented.

Lessons learned

I had the opportunity to participate in the 3-day trip to Negril to inspect the areas of the Jamaican National Project within IWEco. It was a great occasion to learn directly from the fishermen and the local population what they need and what they expect from the project.