The sixth WAVES Annual Partnership meeting was held May 31-June 1, 2016, in San Jose, Costa Rica, and was attended by nearly 100 participants from around the globe who are working on NCA—from WAVES’ eight core-implementing countries, donor countries, UN agencies, and other partners including international organizations, civil society and NGO’s. Eduardo Prado, General Manager of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, opened the meeting, and Costa Rica's Minister of Environment and Energy, Edgar Gutiérrez, delivered the keynote address.

During the two-day meeting, countries shared how working across ministries and institutions has been a key factor to successfully integrating natural resources into development planning through NCA.