UNDP GEF-AF Sub Regional Project Management MeetingAug 26, 2016
National Project managers and Coordinators of UNDP Global Environment Fund (GEF) and Adaptation Fund (AF) projects implemented by UNDP Samoa Multi-County Office for Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau are meeting for three days this week in Apia, from 29th – 30th August 2016 at the Taumeasina Island Resort.
The main objective of the workshop is to present the portfolio of the UNDP GEF - AF funded projects by our MCO office and discuss challenges being faced and identify specific solutions in current management practices that will facilitate improved efficiency, effectiveness and impact in project implementation. The workshop will also provide the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills of the processes and systematic steps for implementation of GEF and AF funded projects implemented by UNDP. The workshop will also build training capacities based on lessons learnt and best practices from our UNDP GEF and AF projects from Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau.
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Lizbeth Cullity said coordination and communication amongst project stakeholders and implementing agencies are critical to the successful implementation of climate change and environment projects. Work plans and budgets and timely provision of technical support will ensure beneficiary communities and their environments are strengthened and long-term resilience to changing climates is achieved.
`Sustainable management of eco-system services, strengthening resilience of communities, encouraging the use of renewable energy sources, and safe guarding national and community assets from impacts of climate change all contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP continues to work in partnership with governments, civil societies and private sector on building resilience of Pacific environments to a changing climate, and maintaining sustainable livelihoods.
Emil Adams, UNDP Communications Officer, E-mail: Emile.Adams@undp.org - Phone: (685) 23670 ext. 59