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Title: NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICAS DEVELOPMENT NEPAD Experience From The Environment Initiative of NEPAD


1
NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICAS DEVELOPMENT
(NEPAD) Experience From The Environment
Initiative of NEPAD
Abdul-Majeid Haddad, UNEP/GEF, Colombo, 14
February 2005
2
NEPAD Background
  • New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD)
    was launched in October 2001 in Abuja at
    inaugural meeting of Implementation Committee of
    Heads of States and Governments.
  • NEPAD Initiatives
  • PRECONDITIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT
  • Peace, Security and Political Governance
    Initiative
  • Economic and Corporate Governance Initiative

3
  • NEPAD Initiatives
  • SECTORAL PRIORITIES
  • Human Resources Development Initiative
  • Infrastructure Initiative
  • Diversification of Production and export
  • Market Access Initiative
  • Capital Flow initiative
  • Environment Initiative

4

NEPAD Environment Initiative
  • Key Objectives
  • Promote sustainable use of natural resources
  • Integration of environmental considerations into
    poverty reduction strategies.
  • Improve institutional framework for regional
    environmental governance.
  • Provide framework for solid partnership with
    bilateral, multilateral partners, e.g. GEF

5
ACTION PLAN Process
  • Action Plan developed with support from a project
    funded by GEF, and managed by UNEP, and has been
    achieved through a consultative process involving
    800 African experts.
  • Process overseen by Project Steering Committee,
    comprising representatives of the 5 members of
    bureau of AMCEN, and 5 founding members of NEPAD,
    who met four times between January 2002 and May
    2003 - in Pretoria, Algiers, Dakar and Maputo.

6
FRAMEWORK PREPARATION OF ACTION PLAN
  • First stage of process was the preparation of a
    framework, that was endorsed by the 9th session
    of AMCEN held in Kampala from 1-5 July 2002, and
    subsequently by Summit of African Union in Durban
    from 8-11 July 2002
  • 800 African Experts met to finalise Action Plan,
    at 8 thematic workshops held early 2003 (January
    through February 2003).

7
PREPARATION OF ACTION PLAN
  • 8 Thematic Workshops were held one for
    consultation with civil society groups.
  • Result of workshops fed into a Plan of Action to
    implement the environment component of NEPAD,
    together with over 200 proposed projects to
    tackle some of the most pressing environmental
    issues of Africa.
  • A Capacity Building Programme is incorporated by
    the Action Plan

8
Commitment Ownership
  • Action Plan reviewed endorsed by AMCEN, 2003
  • Action Plan was presented to and adopted by Heads
    of States of the African Union at Summit of AU in
    Maputo, on 12July 2003)

9
GOAL AND ELEMENTS
  • Goal of Environment Initiative and, the Action
    Plan to implement it, is to reduce poverty and
    environmental degradation and thereby ensure
    sustainable development on continent
  • Common element is to build the capacity of
    African countries to manage the environment and
    implement the objectives of the global
    environment conventions

10
Programme Areas
  • Combating land degradation, drought
    desertification
  • Conserving Africas wetlands
  • Preventing and controlling invasive alien species
  • Conservation, sustainable use of marine, coastal
    and freshwater resources
  • Combating climate change
  • Cross-border conservation or management of
    natural resources
  • Cross-cutting issues Human Health, Transfer of
    technology Assessment and early warning for
    natural disaster Capacity building

11
Capacity Building Programme
  • Capacity Building identified as priority in all
    programme areas of the Action Plan.
  • Capacity Building Programme
  • Develop a programmatic approach to implement the
    Action Plan
  • Prepare sub-regional environmental action plans
    (SREAPs)
  • Strengthen capacity to implement global and
    regional agreements.
  • Training strategy to support implementation of
    Action Plan
  • Support centers of excellence and specialist
    networks

12
UNEP/GEF NEPAD CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME
  • Four major Components
  • Preparation of Five sub-regional environmental
    Action Plans(SREAPs)
  • Training to strengthen capacity to implement the
    action plan and global and regional agreements.
  • Development of a data base of regional programmes
    and projects relating to the implementation of
    NEPAD
  • MEAs Synergy project

13
Implementation Arrangement
  • SREAPs are developed by Regional Economic
    Communities, RECs, with technical support from
    UNEP IUCN)
  • NEPAD Secretariat plays key role in coordination
  • Regional Review Group is established to provide
    ME support

14
Parallel Funding
  • Funding from Belgium and Norway, focusing on
  • MEAs Synergy Project Uganda, Rwanda,
    Mozambique, Tanzania - Funding from Belgium
  • Dissemination of Results from Synergy Project-
    Funding from Norway

15
MEAs Synergies Part
  • Sub-Project Goal

16
Capacity building to alleviate poverty through
synergetic Implementation of Rio MEAs
What does it mean to link Local to Global to
Local?
  • The Local level is informed about opportunities
    arising from MEAs that potentially can improve
    livelihoods.
  • The National and Global levels are informed about
    local needs and the obstacles that prevent people
    from improving their livelihoods.
  • Necessary adjustments are made at Global and
    National levels to clear obstacles and respond to
    needs at the Local level.

17
Capacity building to alleviate poverty through
synergetic Implementation of Rio MEAs
Constraints to overcome
Each level has its own explicit priorities and
needs with specific opportunities and obstacles
linked to them
  • Most commonly solutions which aim at addressing
    these opportunities and obstacles are developed
    for a specific level only.

Type of information, its format and language are
mostly not compatible between levels (spec.
National Local).
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Capacity building to alleviate poverty through
synergetic Implementation of Rio MEAs
  • How will the project achieve its goal?
  • Through a National Convention Coordination Centre
    (NCCC) that will a.o.
  • Identify, and translate into appropriate
    language, those parts in the conventions
    workprogrammes that are potentially beneficial to
    local initiatives to improve livelihoods.
  • Identify, and translate into policy implications,
    the obstacles local initiatives are facing in
    trying to improve livelihoods.
  • Make sure that the appropriate levels are
    informed about the Centres findings.

19
Capacity building to alleviate poverty through
synergetic Implementation of Rio MEAs
  • Micro-Grants programme (MGP) to demonstrate
    MEAs-Poverty linkages.
  • Add to existing small grants programmes or
    projects.
  • Selection of projects through National Selection
    Committee.
  • Support to projects that benefit the Environment
    and at the same time improve livelihoods.
  • Support to projects that have the potential to
    impact horizontally as well as vertically.

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