Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CEPF Mid-Term Review Meeting

The donor panel set up for the fundraising learning activity. From left to right is Claudia Sobrevilla (World Bank), Greg Sherley (United Nations Environment Programme) and Valerie Hickey (World Bank).

Our Programme Manager, Jacqui Evans attended the mid-term review of the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund in Lami, Fiji from 6-8 June. The purpose of the meeting was to identify areas where the funding programme might improve, to receive some training in fundraising and communications and to identify next steps.

“A useful activity during the workshop was the development of a project proposal and presentation of the proposal to a real donor panel,” says Jacqui.

“The donor panel gave same really good feedback about what to include and what not to include in project proposals when fundraising,” says Jacqui.

CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Francaise de Developpement, Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation. The focus of CEPF is the conservation of threatened species and other globally important species.

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