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1 GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop Apia, Samoa 15 to 17 October 2013 Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Strategy – GEF 5

2 “The process by which individuals, organizations and societies strengthen their ability to address environmental issues, manage natural resource issues, and mainstream environmental sustainability into development policies, plans and decisions.” What is meant by capacity development (CD)?

3 At the individual level: the process by which a change in attitudes and behaviors occurs At the organizational level: the focus is on functional capacities allowing for organizational change At the system level: the focus is on the enabling environment (i.e. policy, regulation, etc.) Dimensions of CCCD

4 Capacity Development Initiative (GEF/UNDP, 2000) National Capacity Self-Assessments – NCSA (2002- 2010) Strategic Approach for Capacity Development (GEF, 2003) Support from the corporate program for NCSAs (GEF/UNDP/UNEP, 2005-2010) Time line of CD in the GEF

5 GEF STRATEGIC APPROACH TO CAPACITY BUILDING Four pathways to develop countries’ capacity to implement the Rio Conventions (Council Decision C/22.8) Capacity Development (CD) through: 1. National Capacity Self- Assessments (NCSAs) 2. Greater attention to CD in individual projects 3. Cross-cutting CD projects 4. Critical Programs for CD in LDCs & SIDS Strategic focus for CD (GEF)

6 National Capacity Self-Assessments: Results, Lessons Learned, Opportunities 6 1. National Capacity Self- Assessments (NCSAs)

7 Relevant to the decisions in the Rio Conventions. Mainstreaming into the country’s development priorities. Spearheaded by the country, with a high- level political commitment. Based on extensive consultation of the various players for decision-making. Operational guidelines for NCSAs (1)

8 Using existing structures and mechanisms in countries. Based on development of existing capacities. Designed to strengthen system, organization and individual capacities. Reflecting synergies between the Rio Conventions. Operational guidelines for NCSAs (2)

9 Stakeholder engagement Information management and knowledge Organizational capacities Environmental governance Monitoring and evaluation Types of Capacities identified in NCSAs

10 Programming and international policy National governance structures Mainstreaming of the environmental perspective Knowledge creation and management Public awareness and education Economic and financial sustainability Technology 119 countries out of a total of 146 Capacity development needs identified in the NCSAs

11 Capacities must be enhanced to: Improve stakeholder engagement in order to ensure legitimacy Manage data and information and create knowledge Improve environmental governance Mainstream the environmental sustainability dimension into policy frameworks Monitor and evaluate actions as an ongoing exercise in order to ensure the validity and relevance of policy and programs Some lessons learned from NCSA exercises

12 Demonstrate creation of synergies to meet the priorities of the Rio Conventions; Test and replicate innovative tools and “best practices”; Mainstream the global environmental dimension into national policies and legislative and regulatory frameworks; NCSA results – The basis for GEF 5 Strategy (1)

13 Adopt an adaptive and collaborative management approach in the design and execution of projects; Focus capacity development in the light of limitations of absorption capacity; Enhance environmental sustainability through monitoring guidelines and strong indicators NCSA results – The basis for GEF 5 Strategy (2)

14 Strategic objectives of capacity development - GEF 5 CD 1: To enhance the capacities of stakeholders to engage throughout the consultative process (National Dialogue Initiative, Program Coordination Agency, Small Grants Program and focal area projects) CD 2: To generate, access and use information and Knowledge CD 3: To strengthen capacities to develop policy and legislative frameworks CD 4: To strengthen capacities to implement and manage global convention guidelines CD 5: To enhance capacities to monitor and evaluate environmental impacts and trends

15 Consistency with GEF strategic objectives of cross-cutting capacity development ( Multi-focal (benefit at least three focal areas) Priorities were identified in NCSA exercises Indicators are included for measuring progress and attainment of objectives agreed in beneficiary countries Measures are specified to ensure sustainability Co-financing (at least 1:1) Medium-Sized or Full-Sized projects General requirements for CCCD projects

16 Côte d’IvoireStrengthened Environmental Management Information System for Coastal Development to meet Rio Convention Objectives Burkina FasoGenerating Global Environmental Benefits from Improved Local Planning and Decision-making Systems in Burkina Faso UkraineIntegrating Rio Convention Provisions into Ukraine's National Environmental Policy Framework Togo Strengthening National and Decentralized Management for Global Environmental Benefits Costa RicaCapacity Building for Mainstreaming MEA Objectives into Inter-ministerial Structures and Mechanisms AfghanistanDeveloping Core Capacity for Decentralized MEA Implementation and Natural Resources Management in Afghanistan Sri LankaEnsuring global environmental concerns and best practices mainstreamed in the post-conflict rapid development process of Sri Lanka through improved information management Examples of GEF 5 projects

17 by strengthening key capacities to implement the MEAs and mainstream the global commons into decision making Cross-Cutting Capacity Development help countries meet and sustain global environmental outcomes How?

18 Draft Strategy– GEF6 To integrate global environmental needs into management information systems. To strengthen consultative and management structures and mechanisms. To integrate Multilateral Environmental Agreements’ provisions within national policy, legislative, and regulatory frameworks. To pilot innovative economic and financial tools for Conventions implementation. Updating of NCSAs.

19 Thank you for your attention Any questions? The Global Environment Facility 1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop P4-400 - Washington, DC 20433 USA Tel: (202) 473-0508 Fax: (202) 522-3240/3245 /

20 Questions: What are the country’s priority capacity needs as identified in the Needs Self-Assessment exercise? Are those capacity needs still valid? Choose two or three priorities to be addressed in a Hypothetical project To what objectives of the Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Strategy would the project relate? What are the components of the project? Practical exercise – Capacity development

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