The GEF Small Grant Programme

POPs Awareness Training Module

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Chapter VII: Opportunity for National Coordinators and National Steering Committees to Facilitate Results in POPs Focal Area

Small Grants Programme National Coordinators and National Steering Committees are uniquely positioned to encourage relevant local communities, NGOs and CBOs to pursue projects that can achieve POPs reduction and elimination and to assist them in developing such projects.  With access to stakeholders including governments, academia, donors and others, national coordinators and steering committees can play a key coordination and facilitation role enabling local communities and NGOs to obtain input from other stakeholders and vice versa.

National Management Structure, SGP

National Management Structure, SGP1

Local Consultative Bodies help in pre-screening grant proposals and they encourage coordination between concerned government authorities, donors and key stakeholders.  National Steering Committees are the decision-making bodies in providing funds and supporting grantees, and they also have lead responsibility for monitoring and evaluating projects. National Steering Committees may request progress updates and may wish to develop a monitoring system with the grantee in order to optimize results.  Multi-level cooperation is needed to address POPs, and National Coordinators provide the essential link between these intersecting processes by overseeing the development and execution of effective projects and linking their results to global progress in reducing and eliminating POPs.2

With the information and examples outlined in this module, National Coordinators and Steering Committees have the opportunity develop successful POPs project portfolios in their respective countries and regions in support of the GEF POPs focal area. They can make an important aggregate contribution to global environmental efforts on POPs by implementing local projects: that support the goals of the Stockholm Convention; that meet the expected outcomes of GEF OP14, and that achieve concrete outcomes.  National Coordinators and Steering Committees are encouraged to strengthen the GEF POPs focal area and improve global efforts to reduce and eliminate persistent organic pollutants by facilitating and supporting such projects.


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 Chapter 1: ‘The Dirty Dozen’ and their Characteristics
 Chapter 2: Sources and Uses of POPs
 Chapter 3: Impacts of POPs on Health and Environment
 Chapter 4: Global Institutions and Policies to Reduce and Eliminate POPs
 Chapter 5: Harnessing the Power of NGOs and Communities
 Chapter 6: Case Studies: Local Actions; Global Results
 Chapter 7: Opportunity for National Coordinators and National Steering Committees to Facilitate Results in POPs Focal Area
 Final Quiz: POPs Awareness Self-Test
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