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  • What isPEI? Objectives, partner, approach Interfaces with GE and TEEB? Experiences in the SEA region: lessons learnt, best practice and challenges

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  • 1. The Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) in the Asia Pacific Region 2013-2017 Draft Outline of the Regional Strategy
  • 2. PEI in Asia Pacific 2013-2017Expected OutcomeImproved capacity of programme country governments andother stakeholders to integrate environmental concerns ofpoor and excluded women and men into planning, budgetingand economic decision making for poverty reduction, pro-poorgrowth and achievement of the MDGsExpected Outputs1. Country mainstreaming programmes2. Regional communities of practice on pro-poor environmentalmainstreaming3. Joint UNCDF-UNDP-UNEP regional advisory services
  • 3. Key Message from Our Workshop• Existing Countries - Build on Phase I to focus on:Implementation, Implementation, Implementation• New Countries - lots of opportunities, challenge is to focus on where PEI can add value
  • 4. Messages from Our Workshop - Continue• Validation of thematic focus of Climate Financing for Sustainable Development and Natural Resources for Poverty Reduction• Keep flexibility, with coherent approach• Pick high profile issues for mainstreaming to avoid ‘mainstreaming fatigue’• Training and institutionalisation of PEI champions within government
  • 5. Messages from Our Workshop - Continue• Keep focus on finance, planning and local government as key coordination ministries• But improve engagement of Ministry of Environment to support mainstreaming• Performance based incentives to encourage mainstreaming by local government• South-South exchanges between PEI countries
  • 6. Messages from Our Workshop - Additions• Financing – using limited funds more effectively• Emerging themes such as green economy• M&E: Development of indicators to support country efforts for sustainable development• PEI to position itself to better support countries in the MDG & post 2015 Sustainable Development agenda
  • 7. Messages from Our Workshop - Additions• PEI as a mechanism can improve government, regional and UN coordination• PEI as a forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue to raise the profile on controversial issues• Need to increase involvement of local communities & vulnerable groups• PEI as a platform to engage private sector• Working with the wider UN in country
  • 8. Messages from Our Workshop - Additions• PEI has an opportunity to elevate Poverty Environment issues to regional organisations• Synthesise or codify PEI lessons learnt on key topics• More strategic approach to capacity building
  • 9. Messages from Our Workshop - Additions• Stronger focus on poverty & MDGs• Governance aspects critical to mainstreaming (PEG?)• Learning from Human Rights and Gender mainstreaming.• More importance to Gender dimensions of mainstreaming
  • 10. Next Steps• Regional Team to finalise Asia Pacific Strategy end of August• Indonesia Country Scoping August• Global Project Document end September• Donor Steering Group meeting October• Myanmar Country Scoping October• January 2013 Global Phase II begins