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Proceedings of the Project Steering Committee meeting of the GEF/UNDP/PEMSEA Project on scaling up the implementation of the SDS-SEA 2019

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 10, 2019
Publication Type: 
Only Available Online

The Project Steering Committee Meeting of the GEF/UNDP/PEMSEA Project on Scaling up the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA) was held at the Joy-Nostalg Hotel and Suites, Ortigas, Philippines on 10 – 11 April 2019. The Meeting was attended by representatives from eight project participating countries, namely: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines and the UNDP Regional Hub Bangkok were present on behalf of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF) served as Secretariat for the Meeting.

Presentations made by country and PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF) representatives during the meeting highlighted project achievements and progress, as well as challenges, lessons learned and remaining targets before the completion of the project.

The PSC made the following major decisions:

  • Adoption of revised indicators and end of project targets and appropriate changes be incorporated as a revision to the Strategic Results Framework of the Project Document;
  • Approval of Project Work Plan and Budget for January to August 2019 and the 12-month extension at no additional cost to GEF, as presented in the meeting;
  • Review and evaluation of available budget which may be re-allocated to other priority activities before final budget re-allocation during the 11th Partnership Council Meeting on 24-26 July 2019; and
  • Approval of conduct of the terminal evaluation at least 3 months before end of project.

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