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




20 April 2007
Paris, France

9:00 - 9:30 / Opening and Introduction

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

Dr. Augusto Pretner, Senior Advisor, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy

Mrs. Sylvie Lemmet, Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), UNEP

9:30 - 12:00 / Reporting and Discussions: Project Overview and Activities Supported
              (with 20 minute coffee break)

In this session, an overview and activities of the phase II-A of the UNEP Iraqi Marshlands project supported by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea, were presented. Representatives from Iraqi Ministries presented activities supported by the project and impacts so far. Discussions followed.

Co-Chairs:
Her Excellency Mrs. Narmin Othman, Minister of Environment, Iraq
Mr. Per Bakken, Director, International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), UNEP DTIE

Project Overview and Capacity Building - Dr. Chizuru Aoki, Iraq Project Coordinator, UNEP DTIE IETC

Project Overview (Phase II-A)

Capacity Building (Phase II-A)

Environmental Data Management - Dr. Jassim Mohammed Abdulsada, General Inspector, Iraqi Ministry of Environment

Presentation of the Ministry of Environment

Water Resource Data Management - Dr. Hassan Janabi, Advisor, Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources

Presentation of the Centre for Restoration of Iraqi Marshlands (CRIM), Ministry of Water Resources

Socio-economic and Demographic Data Management - Dr. Mohammed S. Hassan, Director General, Physical Planning Directorate, Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works

Presentation of the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works

Marshland Information Network establishment: Dr. Azzam Alwash, Project Director, Nature Iraq

12:00 - 13:30 / Lunch Break

13:30 - 17:00 / Reporting and Discussion: Coordination with Related Initiatives and Moving Towards the Marshland Master Plan Implementation
              (with 20 minute coffee break)

In this session, related on-going and planned initiatives were presented and discussed, focusing on Italian-supported activities. Discussions focused on the status of the Marshland Masterplan Implementation, and how to utilize the results of the project for such implementation, and what additional work is needed.

Co-Chairs:
Dr. Augusto Pretner, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
Dr. Ali Al-Lami, National Coordinator, UNEP Iraqi Marshlands Project

Water Resources Overview- Dr. Hassan Janabi, Advisor, Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources

Water Resources Overview by the Ministry of Water Resource

Additional UNEP Initiatives for Marshland Management - Dr. Sivapragasam Kugaprasatham, Project Officer, UNEP DTIE IETC

Additional UNEP Initiatives for Marshlands Management

Role of Iraqi Government Coordination - Dr. Fadel Jawad Kadhum, Legal Advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq

Overview of Past and On-Going Italian Initiatives and Master Plan Development/Implementation - Dr. Azzam Alwash, Nature Iraq

Presentation on New Eden Project

Discussion on how Iraq can develop and implement a master plan for marshland management

17:00 - 17:45 / Meeting Summary and Recommendations

Based on presentations and discussions in previous sessions, a meeting summary and recommendations for future work to fill additional gaps and to move towards management plan implementation were developed.

Co-Chair:
Mr. Per Bakken, UNEP DTIE IETC

Rapporteurs:
Dr. Chizuru Aoki, UNEP DTIE IETC
Dr. Azzam Alwash, Nature Iraq

17:45 / Adjournment

19:00 - 19:30 / Presentation of Meeting Summary and Discussion

This session provided a summary of the meeting and recommendations for future work. Remarks from the perspectives of the Iraqi Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea of Italy and UNEP were made.

Meeting summary presented by:

Mr. Per Bakken, UNEP DTIE IETC

Dr. Augusto Pretner, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy

Remarks and discussion led by:

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

Dr. Corrado Clini, Director General, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy

Mrs. Sylvie Lemmet, Director, UNEP DTIE