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Detail of GEF Project #2483

GEF Project ID2483
UNDP PMIS ID424
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCapacity Needs Assessment for the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and support to the Clearing House Mechanism
CountryComoros
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramEA
Approval Date2004-03-31
Project StatusCEO Approved
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyMinistry of External Affairs, Cooperation and Francophonie
DescriptionThe national objective aims to enable the elaboration and efficient implementation of appropriate measures to ensure biological diversity conservation and sustainable use, which will contribute to meeting the country's commitments in compliance with the international conventions relative to biological diversity. The project will identify and assess the human and institutional capacity needs to implement and improve the efficiency of the measures for the conservation of biodiversity that the country has adopted in the National Biodiversity Strategy and its Law on the Environment, and to reinforce the biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) in the country. This project will be intimately linked to the National Capacity Self-Assessment for the global environment (NCSA) project. The objective of the NCSA project is to conduct a thorough and systemic assessment and analysis of the country’s capacity needs and of the constraints that the Union of the Comoros is facing in its efforts to fulfil its commitments towards the global environment as stated in the Rio conventions and their international instruments. The scope of the NCSA is not simply biodiversity but environmental in a sustainable development context. The implementation of the NCSA project is scheduled for January 2004.
Implementation StatusTwo steering committee meetings were held in March and July 2005 to oversee activities. A training workshop has been held for staff responsible for undertaking the capacity needs assessment. A data base is being set up to accommodate information from the assessments. Preparations are underway to set up the Clearing House Mechanism. Training on data base management and GIS has been supplied. A reference list on the scientific and grey literature on the biodiversity of the Comores has been completed. The third national report to the CBD has been completed.
GEF Project Grant
274,000 USD
GEF Grant
274,000 USD
Project Cost
274,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
41,100 USD
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