GEF Programme Designation and Conformity

This project conforms to the GEF-5 Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Strategy, Programme Framework CD-2, which calls for generating, accessing, information and knowledge.  More precisely, this CCCD framework provides the vision for CCCD projects to aid in the valuation of natural resources and ecosystem services as well as institutionalize new capacities by improving standards of environmental management.

This project is strategically designed to conform to GEF-5 cross-cutting capacity development by undertaking a set of targeted activities that emphasize improving coordination between institutions, improving management and strengthening mechanisms for financing improvements for the global environment.  This project will be executed by the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources as the central executive agency in charge of environmental protection and it is responsible for implementing multilateral environmental agreements, natural environmental policies, monitoring, environmental impact assessments, and enforcement.

GEF Cross-Cutting Capacity Development is a programme that does not lend itself readily to programme indicators, such as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over a baseline average for the years 1990 to 1995, or percentage increase of protected areas containing endangered endemic species.  Instead, CCCD projects are measured by output, process, and performance indicators that are proxies to the framework indicators of improved capacities for the global environment.  To this end, CCCD projects look to strengthen cross-cutting capacities in the five major areas of stakeholder engagement, information and knowledge, policy and legislation development, management and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

This project will implement capacity development activities through an adaptive collaborative management approach to engage stakeholders as collaborators in the design and implementation of project activities that take into account unintended consequences arising from policy interventions.

The project is also consistent with the programmatic objectives of the three GEF thematic focal areas of biodiversity, climate change and land degradation, the achievement and sustainability of which is dependent on the critical development of capacities (individual, organizational and systemic).  Table 2 that summarizes the project’s conformity with the 11 operational principles of capacity development identified in the GEF Strategic Approach to Capacity Building.

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