GEF Related Conventions & Options for Civil Society/NGO involvement
The GEF provides funding to assist developing countries in meeting the objectives of international environmental conventions. The GEF serves as "financial mechanism" for four conventions:
This Guide is intended to help NGOs
understand how the GEF operates,
how to access to its funds, and
how to influence its policies.
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The above conventions provide broad strategic guidance to the GEF Council. The GEF Council converts this broad guidance into operational criteria (guidelines) for GEF projects.
Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) participate in the GEF activities and assist in the design, execution, and monitoring of projects.