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Detail of GEF Project #1949

GEF Project ID1949
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameNational Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA)
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational ProgramEA
PDF-A Approval Date2005-10-06
Approval Date2005-09-26
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-01-03
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyThe Vice President's Office-Division of Environment
DescriptionThe Overall objective of the NCSA will be to consolidate capacity building efforts involved in the implementation of the three sister conventions, identify capacity constraints and needs, opportunities, key priority areas for action, strategies and programmes. All these activities will be done through a participatory process, including consultations with key actors in the sector. The NCSA specific Objectives include the following: (i)Conduct a survey on the capacity needs assessment of all stakeholders involved in environmental management and national environmental plans, strategies, and programmes as well as obligations identified in the three sister conventions. (ii)Assess critically and prioritise capacity needs of different stakeholders through a consultative process. (iii)Assess the strength of existing capacity building initiatives in land degradation, climate change and biodiversity in NGOs and other non-state actors consistent with the harmonized institutional framework for environmental management in Tanzania. (iv)Strengthen partnership, information sharing and dialogue between the government and other stakeholders. (v)Ensure that the national environmental plans and strategies address issues embedded in the three sister conventions and other international agreements.
Implementation StatusTanzania National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) was endorsed in January 2006. Implementation of project activities started towards the end of quarter one with establishment of a coordinating office and identification of samples for stocktaking and methodologies for carrying out capacity assessment. In addition the project has initiated a process to establish a functional inter-sectoral management and implementation mechanism composed of a National Steering Committee and a National Technical Working Group. The coordinating authority (VPO) has initiated a process of prioritization of capacity development needs, which would be discussed and agreed upon by all sectors. During the second quarter 2006, the project initiated a comprehensive review of and validation of capacity needs and priorities for each thematic convention. Towards the end of the second quarter the project team will present the findings at a national stakeholders workshop.
PDF A Amount
24,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
200,000 USD
GEF Grant
224,500 USD
Cofinancing Total
19,600 USD
Project Cost
244,100 USD
GEF Agency Fees
20,205 USD
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