The Project Steering Committee Meeting of the GEF/UNDP/PEMSEA Project on Scaling up Implementation of the SDS-SEA was held at Makati Diamond Residences Hotel, Makati City, Philippines on July 24, 2017. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Philippines co-hosted the Meeting. The Meeting was attended by representatives from eight project participating countries, namely: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Representatives from Japan and RO Korea were also present as observers and co-financing countries to PEMSEA. Representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines and the UNDP Regional Hub Bangkok were present on behalf of the Global Environment Facility and UNDP. The PEMSEA Resources Facility (PRF) served as the Secretariat for the Meeting.
The PSC Meeting focused on the status of the project implementation, challenges, opportunities, the regional and national work plans and budget for 2017-2018, and actions to be taken to address gaps.