Establishing an Effective and Sustainable Structure for Implementing Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Project Summary

The project aims to establish the necessary implementation structure for the three Conventions. This includes a National Convention Coordinating Authority and its Secretariat. These will assume the roles and responsibilities of the required committees and secretariats under the three Rio Conventions (for a start) and will have as main tasks: reporting to the Convention Secretariats about the progress made within the thematic fields of the conventions (for which they will ensure monitoring and evaluation activities); awareness-raising of the relevant stakeholders on the convention requirements and their roles and responsibilities; and coordinating the mainstreaming of the outcomes of convention related activities into broader sustainable development policies and programmes. Also, the Authority being proposed will eliminate competition for donor funds and ensure their optimal use.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Science
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
475,000 USD
Co-financing Total
284,300 USD
GEF Agency Fees
50,000 USD
Total Cost 784,300.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Mar 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Mar 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
01 May 2008
Project closed
01 Dec 2011