7 February GEF Webinar Shares Lessons Learned from Evaluating Climate Adaptation Funds

Flexible and innovative financial mechanisms are required to promote timely and effective adaptation action world-wide. In order to share lessons learned from past experiences and contribute to the debate around the emerging financial architecture for climate change, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) offers a free webinar entitled Adaptation in Practice: Evaluating Innovative Approaches under the SCCF, LDCF and SPA on 7 February 2012. The online event is organized in cooperation with Climate-Eval: Sharing Good Practices in Climate Change and Development Evaluation.

During the webinar, the GEF Evaluation Office presents findings from its most recent evaluation on the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and the challenges encountered through its evaluations on adaptation funding under the Strategic Priority for Adaptation (SPA) and the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF).

The webinar agenda includes five presentations followed by a discussion:

  • Introductory remarks: Rob D van den Berg, Director, GEF Evaluation Office
  • Moderator: Anna Viggh, Sr. Evaluation Officer, GEF Evaluation Office
  • Global Environment Facility and Adaptation to Climate Change: Sara Trab Nielsen, GEF Evaluation Office
  • Evaluating the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF): Annie Bonnin Roncerel, Sr. Consultant, SCCF Evaluation
  • Challenges in Evaluating Adaptation: Bjorn Conrad, GEF Evaluation Office
  • Q&A session and closing remarks.

The webinar takes place from 8.30 to 9.30 a.m. New York time. To connect to the webinar participants need Flash and a web browser. Specific systems requirements are detailed on the webinar web-page.

The SCCF, established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2001, supports both long-term and short-term adaptation activities in water resources management, land management, agriculture, health, infrastructure development, fragile ecosystems, including mountainous ecosystems, and integrated coastal zone management. The SPA, established by the GEF in 2004, is an initiative designed to support pilot and demonstration adaptation projects that provide real benefits and can be integrated into national policies and sustainable development planning. The SPA portfolio is now complete and consists of 26 projects. The LDCF was established under the UNFCCC in 2001 and addresses the special needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which are especially vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

For further information about the webinar please contact Andrew Zubiri, Junior Professional Associate at the GEF (azubiri@thegef.org) or visit: http://www.climate-eval.org/?q=node/150.

Webinar registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGprQmpBTTFzYnpjdmpaaXBveXRHQnc6MA