Presentation on theme: "By Teofilus Nghitila Director: Directorate of Environmental Affairs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainable development into Namibia Development Planning By Teofilus NghitilaDirector: Directorate of Environmental AffairsGEF Operational Focal PointMinistry of Environment and TourismNamibiaGEF Regional Consultative MeetingNairobi, May 2007
2 Outline Namibia Development Planning (NDP)Frameworks Challenges from NDP 2Review of Namibia’s development experienceGEF Programming in Namibia
3 Namibia Vision 2030 Constitution of Namibia Vision 2030 National Development PlansNamibia’s Green PlanNational Poverty Reduction Action PlanVision: “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 – 2011/12Theme: Accelerated economic growth through deepening rural developmentAdopted integrated result based management and thematic focus instead of sectoral focus8 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 andEnvironmental SustainabilityFive 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 itIn 2005: NPRAP reviewed to mainstream gender, HIV/AIDS and environment & sustainable development concernsTo be implemented within NDP 3 timeframe
6 Challenges from NDP 2 Unemployment Poverty Incidence HIV/AIDS Rural-urban disparitiesInadequate coordinationLimited capacityWeak National Monitoring and Evaluation SystemEnvironmental degradation, in particular adaptation to climate variability and climatic changeInformation and technologyWhich threatens Namibia's attainment of the MDGs
8 GEF Programming in Namibia Based on 5 principles that all projects should :Be codified within top national priorities and have full country ownershipDeliver outcome rather than process orientated results- Must Make a ‘HUGE’ differenceDemonstrate national benefits (socio-economic, env’tal) which have greatest contribution to global environmental benefitsClearly fill particular niche/s where no other partners are activeAdd value to the advancement of policies and implementationAt 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/developmentFixing issues at the systemic, institutional and individual levels.#
10 GEF Programming cont. Sector/s of Development (NDP 3) GEF Programmes/projectsSustainable utilisation of NRs/ TourismSPAN, ICEMA,Coastal ManagementNACOMAQuality of Life/ Environmental SustainabilityCPP for ISLM, CALLC, (CCA), PESILUPEnvironmental Sustainability /Climate ChangeNAMREP, CCATransboundary waters/ regional & international stabilityBCLME, DLIST, Orange River,Capacity building & Enabling activitiesINC, SNC, NCSA, CEGEM
11 Achievements in partnership with GEF Namibia Renewable Energy Programme ( )CBNRM – ICEMACoastal management - NACOMAStrengthening the Protected Area Network ( )Country Pilot Partnership for Integrated Sustainable Land Management (CPP for ISLM);Small Grants ProgrammeEnabling and Capacity Building activities;
12 Thank you so much for listening!!! ConclusionNamibia 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 sustainabilityThank you so much for listening!!!