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Annual meeting for Regional PEI community of practitioners for Asia-Pacific in Vientiane/Lao PDR

23 – 24 June 2010
Annual meeting for Regional PEI community of practitioners for Asia-Pacific in Vientiane/Lao PDR

The regional PEI community of practitioners for Asia-Pacific held its annual meeting in Vientiane/Lao PDR. Government representatives involved in PEI and PEI regional and national staff discussed the opportunities and challenges of public and private investment strategies and policies for pro-poor environment benefits. They reviewed the progress of on-going PEI programmes and discuss related lessons learnt.

The workshop was attended by around 70 participants representing finance, planning, local government and environment government agencies across the region and UNDP Country Offices, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok and the UNDP/UNEP Poverty Environment Facility in Nairobi. For more information, please contact Paul Steele at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Session 1: Improving public investment at national level
[Presentation] – Introduction – Sanath Ranawana, UNEP PEI
[Presentation] – Public investment, public expenditure and sector planning for environment and climate in Bhutan (Gross National Happiness Commission, Bhutan)
[Presentation] – Public investment and climate change in Bangladesh (Planning Commission, Bangladesh)

Session 2: Improving public investment at local level
[Presentation] – Introduction – Seon-Mi Choi, UNEP PEI
[Presentation] – Local government investments and climate change in the Philippines (National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines)
[Presentation] – Local government’s performance & financing in Nepal (Ministry of Local Development, Nepal)

Session 3: Improving private investment
[Presentation] – Managing private investment: what can be done? Paul Steele, UNDP PEI
[Presentation] – Managing private investment in Lao PDR (Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR)
[Presentation] – Public and private investment in Thailand’s provinces (Ministry of Interior, Thailand)
[Presentation] – Public and Private Investment in Integrated Provincial Administration (Director of Policy and Planning Bureau Ministry of Interior, Thailand)

Session 4: Knowledge management & communications for the Asia-Pacific region
[Presentation] – Asia-Pacific Regional Communication Strategy, Marta Baraibar, UNDP PEI