Strengthening Capacities to Measure, Report and Verify Indicators of Global Environment Benefits – Environmental Management Information System
This project builds upon the commitment of the Government to strengthen the environmental management information system within the CEPA. The barriers to good environmental governance for the global environment are fundamentally an issue of accessing good knowledge and having a good system by which to make best use of this knowledge. The sustainable development baseline of the project lies in the CEPA’s commitment to set up an environmental management information system, upon which GEF support will be used to strengthen the use of this system to access data and information directly relevant to the three Rio Conventions. In this way, the preparation of planning frameworks can be better informed of global environmental trends.
GEF funds will be used to train government staff through directed workshops on how to collect and manage data and information relevant to planning best practices for global environmental governance in the three Rio Convention focal areas. The learn-by-doing exercises will be used to take the training one step further to train people to critical think about the know of data and information to create knowledge through practical testing and application. The objective of this project is therefore to strengthen targeted capacities to establish and use an integrated Environmental Management Information System (EMIS). In addition to the installation of the integrated EMIS and training on its use, the project will help institutionalize the EMIS by demonstrating its value and financial sustainability to stakeholders, as well as facilitating the appropriate legislative and institutional reforms.
Overall US$ 500,000 (K1,500,000) has been approved from the Global Environment Facility which will end in 2016 (2012-2016).