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Prior to attending the ECW, please complete the free e-course : Introduction to the GEF

This is available through the GEF Academy and provides an overview of the GEF.

By completing the course, you will gain knowledge of the GEF’s mission, history and institutional structure. You will understand the organizing principles and areas of work in the 7th GEF replenishment period (GEF-7). You will also learn about key cross-cutting issues, the basics of GEF funding and its operational policies, as well as the results framework for GEF-7.​ 

The e-course has 5 topical sections, each with short quizzes on what you have learned, and requires approximately 90 minutes to complete in one sitting; but you can also take it at your own pace. You will receive a certificate upon completion.