PEI holds Europe & CIS Regional Workshop in Bratislava
The Europe and Central Asia PEI Regional Workshop took place on 11-12 September, in Bratislava, Slovakia. The aim of the workshop was to share PEI results and lessons learned from the on-going country programmes and to discuss the needs, priorities and approaches for the new PEI Phase, which would reflect on both current global development strategies (Rio+20) as well as the region‟s specificities. Over 40 participants attended the workshop, including planning, finance and environment officials from five countries in the region: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova and Albania; as well as representatives from civil society, UNDP and UN Environment. For the first time, the workshop brought together countries with on-going PEI programmes and countries with the potential to join PEI. The workshop enabled the sharing of results and lessons learned, and also helped identify the future direction and the priority focus for Phase II (2013-2017) PEI country programmes and interventions.