AFLDC: Capacity Strengthening and Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans (NIPs) in African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the COMESA Subregion

Project Summary

UNIDO The overall objective of the proposed project is to strengthen and /or build capacity required in LDCs of the COMESA Sub-region to implement their NIPs in a sustainable, effective and comprehensive manner while building upon and contributing to strengthening the country’s capacities for sound management of POPs chemicals.The immediate objective is to create an enabling environment to implement the NIPs in the LDCs of the COMESA Sub-region by establishing/amending laws, regulations, policies, standards; strengthening institutions for remediation of contaminated sites; introducing BAT/BEP to industrial processes; managing municipal wastes including e-wastes and health-care wastes; supporting the phasing out of agricultural use of POP pesticides through the promotion of production and use of bio-botanical pesticides; promoting technology transfer; facilitating data and information collection and dissemination; and ensuring continuous improvement and awareness raising of stakeholders on POPs issues.UNEP:The Objective of the project is to strengthen and build the capacity required in LDCs and SIDS in the COMESA sub region to implement their Stockholm Convention NIPs in a sustainable, effective and comprehensive manner, while building upon and contributing to strengthening a country's foundational capacities for the sound management of chemicals.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Institutions responsible for environment in the LDCs/COMESA member states
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,590,684 USD
GEF Agency Fees
500,000 USD
Total Cost 10,590,684.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Apr 2009
Concept Approved
30 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Apr 2011
Project closed
31 Mar 2016