Participants in the 3rd Targeted Regional Workshop GEF IW projects (photo IW:LEARN)

Taking our tools to International Waters

A small CCRES team attended the Third Targeted Regional Workshop for Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) Projects from east Europe and Asia-Pacific (30 April - 2 May) and the First Annual Asia-Pacific Regional Network meeting (3-4 May). The events were organised by the International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN), a GEF project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

The two events addressed knowledge platforms, innovative tools, legal and institutional frameworks, benefit sharing, and economic valuation.

Besides CCRES, participants from other GEF projects including International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) attended.

“The IW:LEARN events offered CCRES a fantastic opportunity to share information about our tools with other GEF regional programs,” said Project Manager Dr Liz Izquierdo.

“They will be a key pathway for the wider uptake of our tools.”

For more information, contact Dr Liz Izquierdo