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Egypt: The Head Of The Environmental Affairs Agency Participates In An Expanded Workshop For The Global Environment Facility In Jordan

Dr. Ali Abu Sunna, CEO of the Environmental Affairs Agency, headed a delegation from the Ministry of Environment to participate in an expanded Global Environment Facility workshop on Global Environment Facility partnership projects to achieve global environmental benefits, accompanied by Hoda Al-Shawadfi, Assistant Minister of the Environment for Ecotourism Affairs, and with the participation of Ambassador Muhammad Al-Jamal, Deputy Director of the Department of Environmental Affairs. Environment and Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Mustafa Fouda, the focal point for the biodiversity conventions, which will be held during the period from 24 to 27 September in the Jordanian capital, Amman.

He pointed to the joint and continuous cooperation with the Global Environment Facility during the recent period, stressing that the workshop is a good opportunity to review and learn about the updates that have been made by the Global Environment Facility during the recent period, especially in the eighth phase, and the challenges facing our country, whether at the level of projects or implementing agencies. .

The head of the Environmental Affairs Agency expressed his aspiration to see the successful experiences and the possibility of benefiting from them during the coming period, by presenting the experiences and partnership of the participants with the Global Environment Facility.

Abu Sunna added that the workshop includes a number of panel discussions and round tables, including an overview of the GEF group of funds, a discussion on ensuring the comprehensive participation of GEF partners, the roles of civil society organizations and youth in the GEF partnership, and a presentation of funded projects and GEF grants. Global and co-financing.

Dr. explained. Ali Abu Sunna said that the workshop will clarify the tools, grants and lending of the implementing agencies through the cycle of projects funded by the Global Environment Facility, and provide an overview of the portfolio of projects funded and co-financing the facility in the region, and discuss the participation of the private sector in those projects, and the involvement of actors and non-participants. Government and other stakeholders.

He pointed out that the workshop aims to clarify the mechanism of procedures that must be followed when wanting to request funding or develop a project funded by the Global Environment Facility, ensure that projects are compatible with the country’s priorities and obligations under relevant global environmental agreements, and understand the development of cross-border, regional and global projects and how to develop them. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

On the sidelines of the workshop activities, a field visit to projects funded by the Global Environment Facility will be organized, including the land reclamation project in the Ajloun Forest Reserve, and a visit to the laboratory equipped through the regional project GEF.5.

AL AHRAM

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