Notification to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Dear Armenian colleagues,

Could you please help us disseminate the CSO notification in the country?

Also, a kind reminder to submit to us a list of Armenian delegation by this Wednesday, August 16, so we can take care of your itineraries.

Please let me know if any questions.

Thank you very much in advance,


Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:13 PM
Subject: Notification to Civil Society | GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop | Uzbekistan


Dear colleagues from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs),

 The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has opened the selection process for CSOs to attend the GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the Constituencies of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Armenia, Belarus, Russian Federation, which will take place from September 26 to 29, 2017 in Uzbekistan.

 Application: CSO representatives wishing to participate should apply online at the “CSO Application” link: http://www.thegef.org/events/gef-ecw-uzbekistan. Please fill out the online application form completely and carefully before submitting your application no later than August 20. No registrations will be accepted after the deadline.

 Selection Criteria: Sponsored CSOs will be selected on the basis of the following criteria, among others: 

1) Knowledge and participation in GEF projects and programs;

2) Active participation in national, regional or global civil society networks;

3) Active participation and knowledge of the GEF SGP.

 Financial support: The GEF will sponsor the participation of one CSO representative per country, plus the regional focal point for the GEF CSO Network. 

  • Sponsorship will include round-trip transportation (flight tickets and hotel transfer), hotel accommodation (single room for meeting days only), as well as breakfast, lunch, and light break snacks during meeting days;
  • Also, a modest per diem will be provided to cover expenses regarding airport transfer at the home country, evening meals, and hotel incidentals.
  • Participants unavoidably overnighting in connecting locations will be provided additional per diem for covering hotel costs.

Agenda: There will be a half-day CSO meeting, facilitated by the RFP of the GEF CSO Network. There will also be another half-day meeting of the GEF SGP, facilitated by its representative. More information regarding these meetings will be sent out to selected applicants. For ECW documents and logistical details, please visit the ECW webpage. The ECW is a unique opportunity to learn about the GEF-6 features, policies and procedures. To learn more about ECWs, please watch our institutional video.


Best regards,

Global Environment Facility (GEF)