Global Environmental Citizenship (GEC)

Project Summary

This project will generate public awareness, increase levels of understanding of global environmental issues and mobilize support in Latin American countries for the objectives of the GEF operational programmes. The result will facilitate broad-based support for these objectives by relating them to the individual concerns of citizens, in order to foster a greater commitment to voluntary action that would be needed to guarantee the sustainability of GEF-funded measures within those programs. This will create an enabling environment for national decision making and action on GEF focal areas. The project will demonstrate the effectiveness in terms of credibility and costs, of developing strategic alliances with civil society groups and NGO networks of political and social influence in order to integrate GEF focal areas into their priorities and communicate these issues through their existing delivery mechanisms. This will be accomplished through capacity building activities with six major networks in accordance with the comparative advantage of each network, in relation to the GEF Operational Programmes, by providing information products, upgrading their communication skills, and basic knowledge of global environmental issues. The six networks selected are: parliamentarians, consumer organizations, local authorities, educators, radio broadcasters, and religious leaders.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
UNEP,Parlatino, Consumers International, International Union of Local Authorities, Latin America Council of Churches, World Conservation Union (IUCN-CEC), World Association of Radio Broadcasters
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
235,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,977,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,165,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 6,377,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Sep 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Dec 1996
Concept Approved
30 Mar 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Feb 2002
Project closed
31 Dec 2008