The GEF IEO participated in a panel discussion on mainstreaming biodiversity at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14). The session titled "At the coalface: Costa Rica and South Africa reflect on their biodiversity mainstreaming journey" was held on November 21, 2018. The panelists included:
- Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
- Kristal Maze, Chief Director: Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice
- South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
- Anupam Anand, Evaluation Officer, GEF IEO
Mark Zimsky, GEF Biodiversity Coordinator was the moderator for this session.