Best video prize goes to Seyhan Basin

01 Jul 2011

image

Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change Joint Programme of Turkey won the best video award in a multi-regional summit organized by Millenium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F) Secretariat.

New Horizons - The summit brought together over 200 participants from the UN system and national partners in Al Jadida, Morocco in 19-22 June, 2011.

The “Regional Workshop for Africa, Arab States, Asia and Eastern Europe” allowed participants to exchange valuable experience in the implementation of joint programmes, share their progress and achievements of key results.

Furthermore it provided a space to identify successful approaches, share good practices, and make available tools in Monitoring &Evaluation (M&E) and Communication &Advocacy (C&A) in support of the achievement of programme’s results.

The participants of the workshop were UN Resident Coordinators, Government Representatives, Joint Programme coordinators, Coordination Officers and selected M&E, C&A specialists supporting the joint programmes.

Mr. Mahmut Arslan (State Planing Organization), Mr. Yavuz Eren Ataman (Ministry of Culture and Tourism), Ms. Kader Tuğan (Ministry of Environment and Forestry), Ms Halide Çaylan (Coordination Officer), Ms. Neşe Çakır (JP Manager, Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia), Ms. Özlem Altuğ (JP Manager, “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Programme and Pilot Implementation in Antalya), Ms. İnci Ataç (JP Manager, Harnessing Sustainable Linkages for SMEs in Turkey’s Textile Sector), Mr. Atila Uras (JP Manager, Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change), Mr. Alper Acar (Regional Project Coordinator, Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change) and Ms. Ayşegül Oğuz (C&A Specialist, Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia / “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Programme and Pilot Implementation in Antalya) represented Turkey.

Workshop lasted for three days

The first day of the workshop Resident Coordinators, M&E and C&A specialists’ sessions took place. During the one-day meeting with the UN Resident Coordinators, the MDG-F Secretariat aimed to stimulate discussions and debates between the participants.

In the M&E session extracted and consolidated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experiences of MDG-F joint programmes, with the purpose of developing guidelines and good operating practices were shared.

During the C&A session the aim was to facilitate a process of collective reflection to consolidate successful experiences on communication, advocacy and citizen participation using them to develop clear guidelines for the continuation and expansion of this policy work within the Fund and beyond. Conclusions of these three sessions presented in the wrap up session on the third day.

Second day of the workshop started with the welcome remarks by Bruno Pouezat, (UN Resident Coordinator, Morocco) Nouza Skalli (Minister of Social Development, Morocco), Alberto José Navarro González (Spanish Ambassador) and Sophie de Caen (MDG-F Director). Also Stephen Lewis from (Co-founder of Aids Free World) gave an inspiring speech on gender sensitivity, development and aid.

Best video award goes to the Seyhan Basin

After the speeches the sessions for the government representatives, joint programme coordinators and coordination officers were realized. National ownership, UN reform, MDGs and country classification were the main issues that were discussed.

Atila Uras and Alper Acar from Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change Joint Programme made a presentation titled “Middle income countries and Inequalities, Accountability” about the four Joint Programmes in Turkey.

On the last day of the workshop the results of the all sessions have been shared with all participants. The last item on the agenda was the visual material contestts. When the results were announced Turkey team was really proud.

Because “Girls Let's Take Picture, part of Journey to the Seyhan River Basin documentary” of Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change Joint Programme was awarded with the 1st Prize for Excellence in Communication through Video.

To view awarded documentary please click here.