National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA)

Project Summary

The 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.

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
The Vice President's Office-Division of Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
24,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
200,000 USD
Co-financing Total
19,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
20,205 USD
Total Cost 244,100.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 Sep 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Oct 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
26 Sep 2005
Project closed