The GEF IW:LEARN is a programme that promotes experience sharing and learning among GEF International Waters projects and the country officials, agencies, and partners working on them.
Home page IW:LEARN
Location Kenya

IW:LEARN works with GEF International Waters projects to improve online sharing of data and information relevant to managing international waters, including marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems.

An important activity of IW:LEARN is to implement its Website Toolkit which provides support for developing a dynamic content management system. Websites developed using the Toolkit incorporate usability, accessibility and metadata standards.

The Website Toolkit is based on Plone open source software which is a user-friendly and powerful content management system - it can function as an extranet and intranet server, document publishing system, and as a groupware tool for online collaboration between users.

With the Website Toolkit, you can build robust and sophisticated websites using simple and familiar tools. A vast variety of layouts (themes) and products make it easier to design the site that you need, while enhanced publishing, workflow features and options help you get your web pages online quickly IWLEARN to Plone iconand effectively.

IW:LEARN has a competent team composed of experienced Plone administrators and application developers, theme designers and content editors who are dedicated to helping GEF IW projects develop and manage their own websites.


Deployed Sites

Southeast Asia START Regional Center (Thailand)
The Southeast Asia START Regional Center is the regional research node of The Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START (SARCS). Southeast Asia is one of the eight existing regions of the Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START) network, jointly initiated by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), International Human Dimension Programme (IHDP), and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project (Senegal)
The Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) project is unique in its strategic combination of fisheries and ecosystem governance frameworks and will, through governance reforms, investments and management programs, enable the participating countries to address priority transboundary concerns on declining fisheries, associated biodiversity and water quality.
Climate Change Adaptation in Thailand (Thailand)
Climate change in Thailand, Risk assessment, Vulnerability assessment, Climate change adaptation, Community and climate change impact, Community and climate change adaptation, Agriculture and climate change, Water resource and climate change, Farmer and climate change, Adaptation to extreme weather events
Coral Triangle Initiative Learning Resource Network (Indonesia)
The Coral Triangle Initiative Learning Resource Network is a knowledge hub that promotes learning, knowledge exchange, and communication initiatives among stakeholders in the Coral Triangle region. It enables organizations and agencies to share their experiences, reflect on them, and apply their learning to improve collective decision-making on issues affecting the Coral Triangle.
DIKTAS (Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska))
DIKTAS is a project initiated by the aquifer-sharing states and supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF) to improve understanding of transboundary groundwater resources of the Dinaric region and to facilitate their equitable and sustainable utilisation, including the protection of unique karst groundwater dependent ecosystems.
Development of Methodologies for GEF Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (Kenya)
The main objective is to develop transboundary waters assessment methodologies for the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in setting priorities and catalyse a partnership for conducting such a global assessment.
Humboldt Current LME Project (Peru)
The Humboldt Current supports one of the world’s most productive LMEs, representing approximately 18-20% of the global fish catch and hosting globally significant biodiversity which has led to its designation as a WWF Global 200. High environmental variability in the HCLME has significant impacts on ecosystem productivity and trophic structure. In addition, a range of anthropogenic activities are exerting pressure on this unique ecosystem.
Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin (Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of)
The health of the Prespa Basin ecosystem can only be conserved and maintained by changing productive sector practices within the Prespa Basin. Although the Prime Ministers of Albania, Greece, and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia recently declared the Prespa Basin a symbolic trans-boundary “Park,” it is in fact very much of a productive landscape, where people live and work and impact the ecosystem around them.
Integrated natural resources management of transboundary basin ecosystem of Lake Baikal (Mongolia)
To spearhead integrated natural resource management of Baikal Lake Basin and Hövsgöl Lake ensuring ecosystem resilience, reduced water quality threats in the context of sustainable economic development. The project is implemented by the Programme United Nations Development ( UNDP ) and monitored by the UN Office for Project Services ( UNOPS ). The site is available in three languages: English , Russian and Mongolian .
Lake Tanganyika Authority (Burundi)
The Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA) was established by the governments of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. The LTA promotes regional cooperation required for socio-economic development and sustainable management of the natural resources in the Lake Tanganyika basin.
Living Water Exchange (Bosnia And Herzegowina)
A GEF/UNDP project promoting nutrient reduction best practices – officially known as Promoting Replication of Good Practices for Nutrient Reduction and Joint Collaboration in Central and Eastern Europe.
Promoting IWRM and Fostering Transboundary Dialogue in Central Asia (Kazakhstan)
The project aims to support more sustainable and efficient water resources management in the region and to enhance cooperation between the states on water management related issues, through interventions at national level (mainly involving Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan), and at transboundary level (mainly involving Kazakhstan).
Reduction of Land-sourced Impacts Resulting from Coastal Tourism (Kenya)
To demonstrate best practices and strategies for sustainable tourism development so as to reduce the degradation of marine and coastal environments of trans-boundary significance. Demonstrating and Capturing Best Practices and Technologies for the Reduction of Land-sourced Impacts Resulting from Coastal Tourism.
SWIOFP (Kenya)
SWIOFP is an ambitious multinational research project with an overall goal that will see the West Indian Ocean’s marine resources ecologically managed for sustainable use and benefit by the region’s riparian countries. The project forms part of the Large Marine Ecosystem Programme approach (LME) and is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a contribution to its international waters programme and implemented by the World Bank. Over the next five years, nine countries of the Western Indian Ocean will work together to understand and management better their fisheries through an LME and Ecosystem Based Approach
Sulu-Celebes Sea Regional Fisheries Management (Philippines)
The UNDP/GEF Project aims to improve the condition of fisheries and their habitats in the Sulu-Celebes Sea (Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion) through an integrated, collaborative and participatory management at the local, national and tri-national levels. The goal of the project is to have an economically and ecologically sustainable marine fisheries in the region for the benefit of communities who are dependent on these resources for livelihood and for the global community who benefit in the conservation of highly diverse marine ecosystems and its ecosystems services.
Volta River Basin Project (Ghana)
The UNEP/GEF Volta River Basin Project for “Addressing Transboundary Concerns in the Volta River Basin and its Downstream Coastal Area” is a regional initiative designed to facilitate the integrated management, sustainable development and protection of natural resources of the Volta River Basin within the six riparian countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo.

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