Capacity Needs Assessment for the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and support to the Clearing House Mechanism

Project Summary

The 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of External Affairs, Cooperation and Francophonie
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
274,000 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
41,100 USD
Total Cost 274,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Mar 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
31 Mar 2004
Project closed