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1 Objectives of the session: Inform about and showcase proegress to date Discuss challenges encountered and ways to overcome them Exchange ideas for the bright future

2 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE Establishment of a Global Surface Freshwater Community of Practice a)Online platforms: portal and interactive hub b)Learning resources c)Face-to-face meetings: Regional Targeted Workshops d)Series of webinars e)Videos on the economics of ecosystem services

3 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE Online platforms: portal and interactive hub

4 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE Learning resources

5 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE Face to face : Regional Targeted Workshops

6 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE Series of webinars

7 INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE Videos on the economics of ecosystem services

8 Groundwater Community of Practice a.Online platforms: portal and interactive hub b.Analysis of the GEF portfolio of Groundwater Projects c.Face to face meetings: Groundwater Integration Dialogues d.Series of webinars e.Groundwater Talks a.Online platforms: portal and interactive hub b.Analysis of the GEF portfolio of Groundwater Projects c.Face to face meetings: Groundwater Integration Dialogues d.Series of webinars e.Groundwater Talks

9 Virtual connections: portal and interactive hub   Global Groundwater Forum started in 2013   Initially conceptualized with the long-term needs of the CoP in mind   Place for groundwater professionals from across the world to share ideas and best practices   Site housed by IGRAC and linked to our Meta Information Module   Moderated by UNESCO-IHP and IGRAC   Able to host groups for public or private discussions   All ideas and contributions are welcome! The Global Groundwater Forum: A Permanent Home for the CoP forum.un-igrac.org   A portal for all activities of the CoPs

10 Living document (to be finalized and published in 2014) Tool to present and review the portfolio of GW projects (co- )financed by the GEF and implemented by different Agencies and partners Added value: analysis and digestion of these projects in light of disseminating outstanding results, lessons learned and replicable practices Series of Groundwater Integration Dialogues Promote conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources Share knowledge at regional level across the IW portfolio and beyond 1.I Dialogue: Cape Town, May 2013 (w/ NEPAD, IGRAC, IUCN) 2.II Dialogue: Buenos Aires, June 2013 (w/UNECE, IGRAC, IUCN, ECLAC, …) 3.III Dialogue, location tbc, 2014 Analysis of the GEF Groundwater Portfolio

11 A series of videos from events across the world looking at groundwater issues. Series of webinars on groundwater Groundwater Talks Initiated by UNESCO-IHP and IGRAC in cooperation with different partners, institutions and projects Calendar on the GW CoP Tool for variety of purposes (short lectures, project meetings, consultations, …)

12 Discussion questions: Are we meeting your needs and expectations – both in terms of content and means? If you were the steering committee of IW LEARN, how would you design your own learning and knowledge management strategies? Imagine you are not bounded by financial or technical limitations: how would you envision these CoPs to operate?


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