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Evaluation Meeting for Support for Environmental Management of the Iraqi Marshlands Project (Phase III) - Agenda



3 September 2008
Kyoto International Community House, Kyoto, Japan


9:30 - 10:00 / Opening Remarks

Her Excellency Mrs. Narmin Othman, Minister of Environment, Iraq

Mr. Masayoshi Mizuno, Director of Global Environment Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Mr. Atsuhiro Yoshinaka, Senior Policy Coordinator, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of Environment, Japan

Mr. Matteo Bellinello, Senior Environmental Expert, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy

His Excellency Dr. Ghanim Al-Jumaily, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Japan

Mr. Per Bakken, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), UNEP

10:00-10:45 / Reporting: Overview of Meeting Programme and UNEP Marshland Initiatives

Mr. Surya Chandak, Officer in Charge, International Environmental Technology Centre UNEP DTIE IETC

Programme Overview (PDF 184KB)

Progress of UNEP Marshlands Project – Phase I, II-A, II-B and III

Dr. Chizuru Aoki, Iraq Project Coordinator, UNEP DTIE IETC

Dr. Ali Al-Lami, National Coordinator, UNEP Iraqi Marshlands Project

10:45-11:00 / Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 / Reporting: Results and Impacts of UNEP Marshlands Project – Phase I, II-A, II-B and III

Mr. Sarmad Faik Mansour, Director, International Treaties Department, Ministry of Environment, Iraq

MoEn Marshlands Project (PDF 77KB)

Mr. Haitham Obaid Riwaih, Deputy Director General, Urban Planning Directorate, Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, Iraq

MMPW Marshland Project Evaluation (PDF 137KB)

12:30 – 13:30 / Lunch

13:30 – 14:45 / Discussion: Feedback on project impacts and lessons learned

Perspective from bilateral assistance provider: Mr. Masayoshi Mizuno, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Perspective from bilateral assistance provider: Mr. Matteo Bellinello, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy

14:45 – 15:00 / Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:15 / Discussion: Where to go from here?

Iraq-led initiatives - Iraqi accession to multilateral environmental agreements: Mr. Sarmad Faik Mansour, Ministry of Environment, Iraq

Iraqi Initiative MEAs (PDF 78KB)

Initiatives in Iraq by UNEP Regional Office for West Asia: Dr. Habib El-Habr, Director and Regional Representative, UNEP Regional Office for West Asia

ROWA Activities with Iraq (PDF 1.2MB)

Establishing a longer-term management system through World Heritage process – UNEP-UNESCO Cooperation: Dr. Chizuru Aoki, UNEP DTIE IETC, Mr. Ryuichi Fukuhara, Programme Officer, UNESCO Iraq

UNEP-UNESCO presentation (PDF 315KB)

Going upstream – environmental management of water resources in Kurdistan: Dr. Sivapragasam Kugaprasatham, UNEP DTIE IETC

UNEP Kurdistan Project (327KB)

16:15 – 16:45 / Closing Remarks

Her Excellency Mrs. Narmin Othman, Minister of Environment, Iraq

Mr. Masayoshi Mizuno, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Mr. Atsuhiro Yoshinaka, Ministry of Environment, Japan

Mr. Matteo Bellinello, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy

Mr. Per Bakken, UNEP DTIE


17:00 – 18:30 / Reception hosted by UNEP