Presentation on theme: "UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility The Poverty-Environment Facility: How Can We Help? 4 th Annual UNDP-UNEP PEI Meeting 13-14 May, 2008 Nairobi Kenya."— Presentation transcript:
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility The Poverty-Environment Facility: How Can We Help? 4 th Annual UNDP-UNEP PEI Meeting 13-14 May, 2008 Nairobi Kenya
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Role of the Facility 1.Resource Mobilisation and Donor Reporting/Liaison 2.Coordinating Joint Global and Regional PEI Programmes 3.Knowledge Management 4.Technical Support 5.Information Exchange
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Knowledge Management Guidance Note (English, French, Spanish)Guidance Note (English, French, Spanish) Handbook on Environmental Mainstreaming – in preparationHandbook on Environmental Mainstreaming – in preparation Web site: access to wide range of guidance materialsWeb site: access to wide range of guidance materials
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Guidance Note Programmatic ApproachProgrammatic Approach Finding the Entry Point and Making the CaseFinding the Entry Point and Making the Case Integrating Environment into National Development ProcessesIntegrating Environment into National Development Processes Meeting the Implementation ChallengeMeeting the Implementation Challenge
Environmental mainstreaming is targeted at government processes for planning, budgeting, sector implementation, and local level implementation Preparatory phase (6-9 months) Finding the entry points and making the case Phase 2 (18-24 months) Meeting the implementation challenge Raising awareness and building partnerships Disseminate the results of the assessments Consult with various stakeholders Organize exchange programmes Build consensus, commitment and partnerships Develop media programmes Phase 1 (18-24 months) Integrating environment into national development processes Preliminary assessments Institutional and policy context Institutional and governance context National, sector and local policy processes Key policy making process steps and entry points Donor coordination mechanisms Stakeholders and “champions” Poverty-environment linkages Environmental resources Poverty-environment linkages and trends Review of sustainable development policies and strategies Evidence of contribution of environment to economic development – poverty reduction, livelihoods, health, vulnerability Stakeholder engagement and in-country donor coordination Governmental actors: environment agencies, finance and planning bodies, sector and local agencies, statistics office, and parliament ; Non-governmental actors: academia, private sector, civil society, media, and general public ; Donor actors: bilateral and multilateral in-country donors Developing country-specific evidence Perform ecosystem assessment and economic analysis Gather evidence, identify priorities and develop arguments to influence policy processes Influencing policy processes National (PRSP/MDG), sector and local processes Establish working mechanisms to fit processes Perform integrated policy assessments on inclusion of environment sustainability in policies (e.g. SEA) Identify systemic and sectoral priorities Set targets within PRSP/MDG framework Integrate environment into relevant sector and local strategy processes Maintain deep engagement with various stakeholders throughout the process Strengthening institutions and capacities Embed poverty-environment in government processes, procedures and systems (e.g. incentives) Build capacities including for budgeting and finance for poverty- environment Prepare longer-term capacity building strategy Developing and costing policy interventions and programmes Develop and budget for systemic/sector interventions and programmes Develop policy reforms including legislation, fiscal measures and market-based instruments Strengthening institutions and capacities Tactical capacity building focused on policy processes Assessing institutional and capacity needs Supporting the implementation of interventions and programmes Collaborate with sectoral and local bodies and other stakeholders to strengthen implementation Financing and budgeting for poverty- environment Engage in budgeting process Quantify the contribution of natural resources and environment to public finances Develop poverty-environment investment strategy and financing options – including domestic financial base for environmental institutions Integrating poverty-environment in the monitoring system Develop poverty-environment indicators Strengthen data collection and management Collaborate with statistics office and other bodies to integrate indicators with existing monitoring systems Outputs Improved understanding of processes and linkages Improved consensus, ownership and collaboration Working mechanisms and institutional arrangements for country programme agreed on Agreement on project document for Phase 1 Outputs Improved understanding of environment contribution Improved representation of environment actors and integration of poverty-environment in policy processes Policy interventions and programmes developed Agreement on project document for Phase 2 Outputs Strengthened monitoring, data collection and management for poverty-environment Improved domestic and donor resource mobilization Investments to address poverty-environment Implementation of policy interventions and programmes Institutions and capacity developed
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Handbook (in preparation) Objective: The objective is to provide practical guidance on mainstreaming environment into national development planning based on experience and lessons learned at country level, in particular through the Poverty- Environment Initiative, and selected experiences from development partners and members of the Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP).
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Handbook (in preparation) Based upon Guidance Note structure: expanded to provide more “how to” information and access to available technical guidanceBased upon Guidance Note structure: expanded to provide more “how to” information and access to available technical guidance Final product will be a core resource that we will distribute to practitioners. A set of Annexes will follow focusing on:Final product will be a core resource that we will distribute to practitioners. A set of Annexes will follow focusing on: – Analytic tools – Key Environmental issues – Priority development sectors Final draft will be distributed for comment in coming monthsFinal draft will be distributed for comment in coming months
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Knowledge Management on the PEI Web Site http://www.unpei.org Knowledge management link on left side barKnowledge management link on left side bar Click on the hyperlink to a step in the process, or on a box in the diagram to access guidance, studies, toolkits, and other resources related to that taskClick on the hyperlink to a step in the process, or on a box in the diagram to access guidance, studies, toolkits, and other resources related to that task Information is also available by country (accessed from the regional links on the left- hand sidebar)Information is also available by country (accessed from the regional links on the left- hand sidebar) Many documents are available in FrenchMany documents are available in French Plan to produce Spanish translations
Other features of the PEI Web Site Regional pages Country Fact Sheets Meetings and events Regularly updated news Related Links Any suggestions welcome
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Technical Support Access to UNEP and UNDP technical expertiseAccess to UNEP and UNDP technical expertise External partnerships eg LEAD International, IIED, IUCN, WRIExternal partnerships eg LEAD International, IIED, IUCN, WRI Management and ProcurementManagement and Procurement Options for DeliveryOptions for Delivery Sharing ExperienceSharing Experience Lesson Learning and Monitoring AchievementLesson Learning and Monitoring Achievement
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility Information exchange PEI NET: A Community of Practice for poverty- environment mainstreaming practitioners About 130 members on the network (PEI country teams, UNDP, UNEP)
UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility PEI NET Source of information about UNDP-UNEP Poverty- Environment Facility activities, events, meetings, etc. Forum for sharing experience between countries, especially best practices Access to a network of over 130 experienced poverty-environment professionals Do not hesitate to send a suggestion or query to the network! Send emails to : firstname.lastname@example.org@groups.undp.org
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