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Fifteenth Poverty Environment Partnership Meeting

1-5 March 2010 | Lilongwe, Malawi

Highlights for Tuesday, 2 March 2010
PEP

On Tuesday, 2 March 2010, participants convened to discuss development agency strategies to put ideas into practices. Participants convened in morning plenary to hear feedback from the break-out groups held on Monday afternoon. Participants then heard from the World Bank on its Environment Strategy before forming discussion groups to address questions regarding the Strategy, including: Balancing short- and long-term trade-offs between development and environmental sustainability; Establishing what the balance is between the Bank’s role of addressing country specific priorities and the global public goods agenda; and Issues that may have been left out of the strategy.

After lunch, participants convened in plenary to hear a presentation on the emerging priorities for World Bank assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa, before breaking out into groups to discuss: Whether the proposed strategic priorities and activities are suitable for the region; Additional priorities to be included; and the role the Bank should play in scaling up activities under the Accra Declaration on Harmonization.
Daily web highlights
Monday, 1 March | Tuesday, 2 March | Wednesday, 3 March | Thursday, 4 March | Friday, 5 March
Kulsum Ahmed, World Bank, presented the new environment strategy of the World Bank noting that the concept paper on the strategy is quite general in order to allow stakeholder input and additional analytical work to inform the strategy.
Kulsum Ahmed, World Bank, presented the new Environment Strategy of the World Bank noting that the concept paper on the strategy is quite general in order to allow stakeholder input and additional analytical work to inform the strategy.
Herbert Acquay, World Bank, presented on the emerging issues and priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa, noting that issues of poverty, development and the environment need to be considered jointly.
Herbert Acquay, World Bank, presented on the emerging issues and priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa, noting that issues of poverty, development and the environment need to be considered jointly.
Georgina Ayre, DFID, noted that when new strategies or processes are created within her organization, establishing the drivers of development is important.

Georgina Ayre, DFID, noted that when new strategies or processes are created within her organization, establishing the drivers of development is important.


Participants met in break-out groups during the morning and afternoon sessions to discuss the Bank’s proposed environmental strategy and its priorities for Sub-Saharan Africa, respectively.
Participants met in break-out groups during the morning and afternoon sessions to discuss the Bank’s proposed environmental strategy and its priorities for Sub-Saharan Africa, respectively.
Participants met in break-out groups during the morning and afternoon sessions to discuss the Bank’s proposed environmental strategy and its priorities for Sub-Saharan Africa, respectively.
Participants met in break-out groups during the morning and afternoon sessions to discuss the Bank’s proposed environmental strategy and its priorities for Sub-Saharan Africa, respectively.

Delegates enjoying the reception hosted by organizers.
Delegates enjoying the reception hosted by organizers.
Delegates enjoying the reception hosted by organizers.

Delegates enjoying the reception hosted by organizers.

Delegates enjoying the reception hosted by organizers.
Delegates enjoying the reception hosted by organizers.
Daily web highlights
Monday, 1 March | Tuesday, 2 March | Wednesday, 3 March | Thursday, 4 March | Friday, 5 March
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