[F]or GEF-4, STAP has undergone major structural reform in order to undertake its new strategic role in advising on the scientific content of all focal area strategies, a new operational role in screening all proposals for Full Size Projects, and a continuing advisory role in providing guidance and outputs on topics requested by GEF agencies. Additionally, STAP has been active in a number of GEF-funded targeted research projects on issues important to the agencies such as developing a carbon tracking tool for project managers.
[T]his Workshop was co-organized by the GEF Secretariat and the Science Panel and held at UNESCO. In addition to the Final Report of the Workshop, presentations made and related papers, you will find links to background documents about the GEF's Resource Allocation Framework (RAF), Terms of Reference for the three Approach Papers and the Agenda and guidance paper for the Workshop.
The STAP was established as an advisory body to the GEF. STAP provides objective, strategic scientific and technical advice on GEF policies, operational strategies, programs and on projects and programmatic approaches; and, maintains a database of institutions, networks and individual scientists to provide the necessary expertise and advice for the GEF. Read More
The STAP achieves much of its work through collaborations with leading scientists, experts and practitioners around the world. STAP commissions studies by institutions or individuals, convenes expert working groups and holds workshops to identify the latest scientific knowledge and lessons learned from practice by translating them into operational and strategic advice for the GEF. Read More