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1 What s new with GEF5? 1. GEF-5 replenishment 2. Enhancing country ownership 3. Improving the effectiveness of the partnership Accountability to the Conventions Program and project cycle simplification 4. Updated GEF-5 Biodiversity Strategy

2 1. GEF-5 Duration: July 2010 to June 2014 (4 years) Amount: US$ 4.34 billion (Increase of GEF-4 contributions by more than 50%) Other funds: LDCF, SCCF, Adaptation Fund Biodiversity: US$1.2 billion in the STAR ($941 million in GEF4 +29%)

3 2. Enhancing country ownership Reforming the Country Support Program National Portfolio Formulation Process Direct Access for National Communications Allocation system: from RAF to STAR

4 3. Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the partnership Enhancing Accountability to the Conventions Streamlining the Project Cycle and Refining the Programmatic Approach Implementing the Results-based Management Framework. Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations

5 4. Updating the GEF-5 Strategy Following Decision CBD COP-IX/31, The GEF-4 strategy served as a starting point, The GEF-5 Strategy builed on the 4-yr Programme Priorities Sustainable Forest Management/REDD+ Program reflectingthe guidance from all conventions $1 m of incentivefor each $3 m from at least 2 focal areas

6 GEF5 Biodiversity Strategy ImproveSustainabilityof ProtectedArea Systems (COP Programme priority1, 2 & 4) 1.1: Improvedmanagement effectivenessof existing and new protected areas. 1.2: Increased revenue for protected area systems to meet total expenditures required for management.

7 Mainstream Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainable Use into Production Landscapes, Seascapes and Sectors (COP Priority 2, 3 & 6) 2.1: Increasein sustainablymanagedlandscapesand seascapes that integrate biodiversity conservation 2.2: Measures to conserve and sustainablyuse biodiversity incorporated in policy and regulatory frameworks. 2.3: Improvedmanagement frameworksto prevent, control and manage invasive alien species

8 Build Capacity for the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) COP Priority 4 Potential risks of living modified organisms to biodiversity are identified and evaluated in a scientifically sound and transparent manner All remaining eligible countries (about 60-70) have national biosafety decision-making systems in place.

9 Build Capacity on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing COP Priority 5 Legal and regulatory frameworks, and administrative procedures established that enable access to genetic resources and benefit sharing in accordance with the CBD provisions Access and benefit-sharing agreements (number) that recognize the core ABS principles of Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Mutually Agreed Terms (MAT) including the fair and equitable sharing of benefits.

10 Integrate CBD Obligations into National Planning Processes through Enabling Activities COP Priority 4 Development and sectoral planning frameworks at country level integrate measurable biodiversity conservation and sustainable use targets. Nb and type of development and sectoral planning frameworks that include measurable biodiversity conservation and sustainable use targets.

11 So, What s new with GEF5? GEF replenishment = US$4.34 b Priority policy recommendations Enhancing Country ownership Country Support program Direct access for Communications National Portfolio Formulation Exercise(NPFE) STAR for 3 focal areas Improving the effectiveness of the partnership Accountability to the Conventions Program and project cycle simplification GEF5 BiodiversityStrategyincorporatesall of COP 9 Guidance and the programmepriorities framework identified at COP 9.

12 Broadening the GEF Partnership under Paragraph 28 of the GEF Instrument Paragraph 28 of the GEF Instrument reads as follows: The Secretariat and the Implementing Agencies under the guidance of the Council shall cooperate with other international organizations to promote achievement of the purposes of the GEF. The Implementing Agencies may make arrangements for GEF project preparation and execution by multilateral development banks, specialized agencies and program of the United Nations, other international organizations, bilateral development agencies, national institutions, non-governmental organizations, private sector entities and academic institutions, taking into account their comparative advantage in efficient and cost-effective project execution. Such arrangements shall be made in accordance with national priorities. Pursuant to paragraph 20 (f), the Council may request the Secretariat to make similar arrangements in accordance with national priorities.

13 Improving the Effectiveness & Efficiency of the GEF Network Implementation of Paragraph 28 of GEF Instrument (proposal for November 2010 Council meeting) Direct access for more agencies, including qualified national entities, to GEF resources Implementation of the Results-Based Management (proposal for November 2010 Council meeting) Enhancing cooperation with civil society organizations (proposal for November 2010 Council meeting) Online Program Management Information System (PMIS) with access to ALL information about project processing and approval

14 Proposal on Broadening the GEF Partnership Secretariat consulted with: a Six Member Council Subcommittee, the GEF Trustee, and three member Task Force of Experts to develop a revised proposal. Two types of agencies will be eligible to receive GEF resources directly for the development and implementation of projects Current 10 GEF Agencies GEF Partner Agencies Three Stage Accreditation Procedure: Stage 1: Value-added Review Stage 2: Accreditation Panel Review Stage 3: Conclusion of MOU and FPA State. New Agencies accredited under para. 28 : GEF Project Agencies 14

15 Proposal on Broadening the GEF Partnership Proposed Requirements and Eligibility Criteria for Accreditation: - Applications require the endorsement of at least one OFP - Applicants needs to meet all the GEF fiduciary standards and two core environmental and social safeguard standards (environmental assessment and natural habitats). - Pay an accreditation fee - Applicants needs to meet all the GEF fiduciary standards and two core environmental and social safeguard standards (environmental assessment and natural habitats). - Only implement projects in countries and/or regions where they have presence. Proposal to accredit up to 10 new Project Agencies during GEF-5 - Priority to accredit national Institutions at least 5 during GEF-5. - Up to 5 other types of agencies: Nongovernmental Organizations, international organizations (regional organizations, UN agencies and programs, other international organizations), and bilateral development agencies. Recommendation that Secretariat form an Accreditation Panel, develop procedures manual, and start to receive applications when ready. An evaluation on the outcome of this reform will be conducted two years after the first five new GEF Project Agencies have been accredited. 15

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