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FAO’s Involvement in the GEF L. M. Fletcher-Paul FAO Representative in Guyana FAO’s Involvement in the GEF L. M. Fletcher-Paul FAO Representative in Guyana

OUTLINE • • Why FAO’s involvement in the GEF History of FAO in GEF OUTLINE • • Why FAO’s involvement in the GEF History of FAO in GEF Comparative Advantage FAO’s responsibilities FAO – GEF investments Areas of FAO Expertise in GEF Focal Areas Conclusions

Why FAO involvement in the GEF? • FAO supports the development of several MEAs Why FAO involvement in the GEF? • FAO supports the development of several MEAs for which GEF is the financing mechanism for their implementation • Strategic match between FAO and GEF strategic objectives and programme priorities • GEF is a co-financing source to level other sources of financing facilitated by FAO including TCPs • FAO can contribute with: - Global convening powers - In-house expertise relevant for GEF priorities - Information systems and networks - Resource mobilization capacity

History FAO in GEF • 1992: FAO started executing GEF projects led by the History FAO in GEF • 1992: FAO started executing GEF projects led by the three GEF IA: UNDP, UNEP, WB. FAO is today involved in 13 of these indirect access projects. • 2000: Direct access as GEF EA for projects in the POPs FA • 2006: Direct access in all FA as GEF EA under the expanded opportunities. GEF established a level-playing field between IAs and EAs based on comparative advantages • FAO ADG Meeting confirmed collaboration with GEF as a priority (January 2007) 4

Comparative advantages 5 Comparative advantages 5

Agency Responsibilities • Project management services – assists member countries to develop and implement Agency Responsibilities • Project management services – assists member countries to develop and implement GEF-financed projects - Project identification - Formulation of project concept (PIF –Project Identification Form) and negotiation and clearance by GEF Secretariat - Assuring technical quality in project preparation including in all required analysis, facilitate the endorsement by GEF CEO and approval by FAO - Transfer of funds, technical backstopping and supervision of project implementation - Monitoring and Evaluation - Reporting to GEF Secretariat

Responsibilities continued… • Corporate services – participate in corporate activities responding to GEF Council Responsibilities continued… • Corporate services – participate in corporate activities responding to GEF Council requirements – Policy and Programme Support (contributions to GEF Council documents and development of FA strategies; participation in FA Task forces, governing body meetings, etc. ) – Portfolio and financial management – Reporting to GEF Secretariat and GEF Trustee – Institutional relations, outreach and knowledge (Sub-regional workshops for GEF focal points, Country Dialogue Initiatives, STAP meetings) – Facilitate information to the GEF Evaluation Office (OPS, FA or country portfolio evaluations)

FAO-GEF investments • FAO supports the implementation of 13 indirect access projects, total US$ FAO-GEF investments • FAO supports the implementation of 13 indirect access projects, total US$ 40 M • Projects with FAO as GEF EA: - 8 projects in execution, total US$ 35 M. - 17 projects in preparation with GEF approved PIF, total US$ 47 M. - 18 project in preparation of PIF, total US$ 23 M.

Indirect Access Projects Indirect Access Projects

FAO GEF EA projects -in execution or PIF approved FAO GEF EA projects -in execution or PIF approved

Areas of FAO expertise in GEF Focal Areas • Biodiversity <-> Agro-biodiversity and genetic Areas of FAO expertise in GEF Focal Areas • Biodiversity <-> Agro-biodiversity and genetic diversity conservation in farming systems; Sustainable forest management; conservation of biodiversity in production landscapes. • Climate Change <-> Bio energy; carbon stocks conservation in soil and forest and monitoring of carbon fluxes in land use systems (REDD y LULUCF, Exante tool). • International Waters <-> Implementation of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Ecosystem approach to sustainable fisheries management; bi- or multi-national watershed management. 17

FAO Expertise in GEF FA continued. . . • Land Degradation <-> Sustainable land FAO Expertise in GEF FA continued. . . • Land Degradation <-> Sustainable land water management; Sustainable forest management; Conservation agriculture; LADA approach • POPs <-> Pesticide life-cycle management through implementation of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides; Inventory, safeguard, elimination and prevention of obsolete pesticides; Integrated pest management • Adaptation (LDCF/SCCF) <-> Adaptation in agriculture, forest, pasture, and fisheries production systems. 18

Conclusion • FAO is an important partner with the GEF • We have a Conclusion • FAO is an important partner with the GEF • We have a long history of association with GEF and the countries in formulating and implementing GEF projects • We stand ready to assist the countries

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