GEC has been appointed as the Central Focal Point for the Global Environment Facility's NGO Network for a 4-year period from 2009-2013.
The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Network of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), now known as the GEF-NGO Network, was established in May, 1995.
It was the result of a GEF Council decision to establish a formal dialogue and partnership between NGOs worldwide and the GEF Secretariat, the GEF Council, the GEF Assembly and various partner agencies. The GEF-NGO Network is made up of GEF-accredited organizations1 whose work in environment and sustainable development is aligned with the GEF mandate.
The GEF-NGO Network is overseen by a Coordination Committee composed of focal points from different geographic regions and representatives of Indigenous People’s Organizations (IPOs). The work of the Network is coordinated by an elected Central Focal Point (CFP) and oveseen by a global Coordinating Committee.