The workshop mainly aimed to support affected country Parties of Asia in the preparation of national reports
for the 2014 reporting exercise.
The reporting exercise was convened in the framework of the Global Support Programme funded by the
Global Environment Facility, implemented by UNEP and executed by the Global
Mechanism. In particular, the workshop was organized in consultation with, and with the
financial support of the Korea Forest Service.
On the first day, Mr. Choi Youngtae, Director of International Cooperation Divsion, delivered his welcome
remark on behalf of KFS. The Secretariat staff also delivered statement
on behalf of ES of the Secretariat.
addressed several pending agenda including the new PRAIS, template with indicators, data requirement and Unified Finalcial Annex.
The representatives of 24 affected country
Parties to the Convention from the Regional Implementation Annex II for Asia attended the workshop from the following subregions: West Asia;Northeast Asia;South East Asia and South Asia.
Also, Dr.Victor Squires anc Dr.Fady Asmar joined for the participants to be familiar with them along with question and answer session. It was greately helpful to enhance the level of understaning the contents of agenda as well as communicate with NFPs and reporting officials.
At the end of
the workshop, participants were invited to evaluate the result achieved by
filling a questionnaire. Altogether, participants averaged an improvement in
understanding the requirements of the 2014 reporting exercise, as well as their preparedness for this
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