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Fifteenth Poverty Environment Partnership Meeting

1-5 March 2010 | Lilongwe, Malawi

Highlights for Friday, 5 March 2010
PEP

On Friday, 5 March 2010, participants met for the final sessions of PEP 15. Participants met to consider supporting African stakeholders to put ideas into practice. In the morning, participants heard presentations on experiences of Poverty Environment Initiatives Africa country programmes in Malawi, Botswana and Burkina Faso, as well as discuss results, challenges and next steps.

After lunch, participants gathered to hear on and discuss using economic analysis to make the case for poverty environment mainstreaming. Participants, noting the richness of the week’s discussions, consider the next steps for the PEP. The meeting was closed at 2.27pm.

Daily web highlights
Monday, 1 March | Tuesday, 2 March | Wednesesday, 3 March | Thursday, 4 March | Friday, 5 March
Gil Yaron, GY Associates, noted that, in Malawi, recovering lost agricultural yields due to soil degradation would enable 1.88 million people to be lifted out of poverty by 2015.
Yakobo Moyini, consultant, stressed that country case studies on the economics of mainstreaming poverty and environment contributes to more discussion and action on the topic.
Tlhokomelo Phuthego, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Botswana, described the national framework for poverty environment mainstreaming, including national policy planning and the budget framework as well as the objective of advocating for a higher budget allocation for PE.
Jean-Paul Penrose, PEI, stressed that the Poverty Environment Initiative has helped deliver on government priorities and emphasized that the environment is the foundation for delivering growth and poverty reduction.
Michael Mmangisa, PEI Malawi, noted that the challenges for poverty environment mainstreaming includes: project outputs depending on external support; multi-sectoral project challenges; coordination of activities at different levels; and organizational and coordination costs.
Alex Namaona, on behalf of the Malawian government, thanked participants for their involvement.

Alex Namaona, Ministry of Development Planning and Cooperation, Malawi, Peter Hazlewood, World Resources Institute, Philip Dobie, UNEP, Tamara Levine, OECD.

Participants of the fifteenth meeting of Poverty Environment Partnership

Daily web highlights
Monday, 1 March | Tuesday, 2 March | Wednesesday, 3 March | Thursday, 4 March | Friday, 5 March
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