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

Project Summary

The principal objective of the NCSA process is to identify and assess critical capacity constraints and to develop a prioritised overview of capacity needs in the area of global environmental management.In addition to the overall objective of developing a comprehensive, nationally-driven assessment of capacity development needs, the NCSA process will also assist the Government of the Maldives in attaining a number of secondary objectives. These include:·Better understanding and responding to critical cross-thematic environmental challenges such as the problem of sea-level rise and coastal erosion.·Gaining an improved understanding of resource limits and carrying capacities, particularly in key economic sectors such as tourism and fisheries.

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 Home Affairs, Housing and Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
200,000 USD
Co-financing Total
50,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
33,750 USD
Total Cost 275,400.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 May 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Mar 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Jun 2004
Project closed
30 Jun 2008