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National Consultation with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Project Portfolio Development for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

National Consultation with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Project Portfolio Development for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

In support of and to bolster its bid for accreditation as the Philippines’ first civil society organization (CSO) and non-financial institution (NFI) Direct Access Entity (DAE) for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE) conducted a National Consultation with Civil Society Organizations on 27 March 2019 at the Verjandel Hotel in Quezon City. The said Activity kickstarted what was envisaged as a series of consultation events that will be conducted regionally in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao with the end in view of developing a robust FPE project portfolio for the GCF before 2019 ends.

Participated in by at least 21 CSOs coming from all over the country and are directly working on themes related to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development (BCSD), climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM), and disaster risk reduction management (DRRM), the National Consultation yielded four draft Project Descriptions with the following titles. 

1. Integrated Approach to Recovery of Degraded Coastal Marine Ecosystems towards Climate change Resilient communities [Country Programme Sub-thematic Area 6.1: Improved Resilience of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, p.19]
2. Resilience Building Program for Watershed Ecosystems [Country Programme Sub-Thematic Area 6.2: Improved Resilience of Watershed Ecosystems, p.22]
3. Development of Integrated Social Enterprises in Vulnerable Areas (DIVAS) [Country Programme Sub-Thematic Area 7.2: Development of Sustainable Livelihoods and Communities, p.25]
4. Upscaling climate Resilient Programme for Indigenous Communities in the Philippines [Country Programme Thematic Area 9: Integration and active involvement of IPs in CCAM-DRR initiatives, p.28]
These four Project descriptions, among other fresh project ideas, concepts and descriptions that may potentially surface and be crafted in the upcoming regional consultations, will serve as initial Project discussion topics for further enhancement and development toward the shaping of a finely formulated, selected and vigorous mix of projects marked by a solid climate rationale that will ultimately figure in the FPE’s portfolio for the GCF. 
Please click here for the complete texts of the event proceedings.

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