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

Project Summary

The primary objective of this project is to carry out an assessment of Samoa’s capacity to address global and local environmental issues, and to develop a plan for implementation of key activities to achieve capacity building needs identified particularly those relating to the UNCBD, the UNFCCC and the UNCCD. This will be achieved through a series of self-assessments carried out by a local consultant whom will be recruited together with the NCSA- Project Coordinator to gather information from the agencies and organizations with direct responsibility for environment and conservation issues in the country (the key stakeholders). The aim is to catalyse domestic and/or externally assisted action to meet Samoa’s needs and priorities for capacity building in a well-coordinated and planned manner.

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 Natural Resource 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
25,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
33,750 USD
Total Cost 250,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 May 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Sep 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Jun 2004
Project closed