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1 and the ADB Poverty & Environment Program David S. McCauley Senior Environmental Economist Asian Development Bank 9th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting June 13-15, 2006 Washington, DC

2 Presentation Outline PovertyEnvironment.Net Origins and Goals Current Status of the Website Information Dissemination and Capture ADBs Poverty & Environment Program Links Next Steps

3 Origin of PovertyEnvironment.Net Netherlands February 2004 PEP members agreed a website should be established to support Partnership efforts around the world ADB indicated intent to launch a website for its Poverty & Environment (P&E) Program and possible broader use of that website Berlin November 2004, ADB confirmed offer to develop and fund a Partnership website for 2-3 years

4 Objectives of PovertyEnvironment.Net Promote poverty-environment initiatives by providing dedicated space for sharing and disseminating knowledge and lessons to tackle the environmental dimensions of poverty Foster informal exchange and collaboration with all potentially interested P-E stakeholders from Asia and other parts of the world Provide a dedicated section for PEP as a medium for information exchange for PEP members

5 2005: Inception Phase Early 2005: Inception note prepared and distributed to PEP members for comment August 2005: Beta version released September 2005: Site launched October 2005 (Ottawa): Guidelines for website links and use presented to PEP members

6 As of now: 181 documents indexed Categories with most entries: Analytical Studies (114) Natural Resources (64) Lowest entries: Global/regional All but Asia-Pacific The Site

7 Feature Articles and Partner in Focus – Focusing on one topic or organization and linked to related documents, events. New feature uploaded every 2 weeks. Updates

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12 Links to Date PEP Members:ADB (www.adb.org) (only a few!!!)WORLD BANK (www.worldbank.org) DANIDA (http://www.um.dk/da) OECD (www.oecd.org) Others (good for them!!): e-Network on Strategic Planning and Management of Water Resources in Asia and the Pacific (http://www.spm-water-ap.net/spm/) ADB Water for All (http://www.adb.org/Water/) Nature and Poverty (http://www.natureandpoverty.org) Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management (http://www.prem- online.org/) Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (http://www.povertyandconservation.info) Poverty Map (http://www.povertymap.net) PEP Members Not Yet: (You KNOW who you are!)

13 ADBs PEP Structured Learning – poverty-environment links and practices Pilot interventions, analysis, dissemination 16 grants – green, brown, vulnerabilities PovertyEnvironment.Net as capture/outreach IUCN-ADB – Poverty, Health, Environment Environment and MDGs Paper Assessment and next phase of ADB program

14 Next Steps Poverty & Environment Partnership organizations must link to the PEP website! Learning together – using the PEP website to further information exchange & dialog Expanded use of the site to feature PEP member calendars, lessons and activities Working together – looking for compatabilities, including invitation for closer collaboration with ADB in Asia-Pacific


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