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1 Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainable development into Namibia Development Planning
By Teofilus Nghitila Director: Directorate of Environmental Affairs GEF Operational Focal Point Ministry of Environment and Tourism Namibia GEF Regional Consultative Meeting Nairobi, May 2007

2 Outline Namibia Development Planning (NDP)Frameworks
Challenges from NDP 2 Review of Namibia’s development experience GEF Programming in Namibia

3 Namibia Vision 2030 Constitution of Namibia Vision 2030
National Development Plans Namibia’s Green Plan National Poverty Reduction Action Plan Vision: “A prosperous and industrialized Namibia, developed by her human resources, enjoying peace, harmony and political stability”

4 Namibia Development Plans
At heart of Vision 2030 are Five –Year National Development Plans (NDPs) NDP 1: 1995 – 2000, NDP 2: NDP 3 for period 2007/08 – 2011/12 Theme: Accelerated economic growth through deepening rural development Adopted integrated result based management and thematic focus instead of sectoral focus 8 Key Result Areas (equality, macroeconomic, quality of life, etc) Notably Key Result Area 6: Productive Utilization of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation with two thematic working groups : Sustainable utilization of Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability Five Mandatory Cross-Cutting Themes (integral parts of all programmes and activities) Environment, HIV/AIDS, gender, poverty reduction & pro-poor interventions and partnerships

5 National Poverty Reduction Action Programme
NPRAP sets out a broad analysis of the incidence and causes of poverty, and strategies to address it In 2005: NPRAP reviewed to mainstream gender, HIV/AIDS and environment & sustainable development concerns To be implemented within NDP 3 timeframe

6 Challenges from NDP 2 Unemployment Poverty Incidence HIV/AIDS
Rural-urban disparities Inadequate coordination Limited capacity Weak National Monitoring and Evaluation System Environmental degradation, in particular adaptation to climate variability and climatic change Information and technology Which threatens Namibia's attainment of the MDGs

7 Review of Namibia’s development experience

8 GEF Programming in Namibia
Based on 5 principles that all projects should : Be codified within top national priorities and have full country ownership Deliver outcome rather than process orientated results- Must Make a ‘HUGE’ difference Demonstrate national benefits (socio-economic, env’tal) which have greatest contribution to global environmental benefits Clearly fill particular niche/s where no other partners are active Add value to the advancement of policies and implementation At all levels, projects and programmes must be undertaken in a participatory fashion, involving stakeholders partnership: GRN, Civil society, Private sector and IAs and contributing to building successful partnerships.

9 GEF Programming cont. Interventions:
Providing more livelihood opportunities and reducing the Poor's vulnerability to environmentally related factors (drought, water, energy, sanitation) Holistic approach to ISLM -NRs for productive use (agriculture, fisheries, wildlife & forests) Conservation and protection of NRs to ensure adequate provision of water and energy services. Holistic capacity assessment/development Fixing issues at the systemic, institutional and individual levels.#

10 GEF Programming cont. Sector/s of Development (NDP 3)
GEF Programmes/projects Sustainable utilisation of NRs/ Tourism SPAN, ICEMA, Coastal Management NACOMA Quality of Life/ Environmental Sustainability CPP for ISLM, CALLC, (CCA), PESILUP Environmental Sustainability /Climate Change NAMREP, CCA Transboundary waters/ regional & international stability BCLME, DLIST, Orange River, Capacity building & Enabling activities INC, SNC, NCSA, CEGEM

11 Achievements in partnership with GEF
Namibia Renewable Energy Programme ( ) CBNRM – ICEMA Coastal management - NACOMA Strengthening the Protected Area Network ( ) Country Pilot Partnership for Integrated Sustainable Land Management (CPP for ISLM); Small Grants Programme Enabling and Capacity Building activities;

12 Thank you so much for listening!!!
Conclusion Namibia has demonstrated a successful partnership with GEF and its IAs, notably with the World Bank & UNDP teams; Climate change is now emerging as one of the critical threat to the MDGs and national goals; Development and implementation of projects to be managed in a timely manner; Namibia remains committed to ensuring environmental sustainability Thank you so much for listening!!!

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