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Institutional strengthening of Executive Secretariat of Environment National Council for a Sustainable Development and accomplishment of National Action Plan to Combat Desertification and for Natural Resources Management

Objectives: The project aims to contribute to the improvement of life quality of Nigerian populations affected by desertification.
Sectorial Topic (Note): Sustainable land use management, including water, soil and vegetation in affected areas
Actor(s)[Nation(Ministry, Agency)/Organization]: General Directorate for Cooperation for Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy); S.E.UNCCD, UNOPS, National Governments
Contents: The project was formulated to support the activities of the National Secretariat to develop the framework for the implementation of the National Action Plan to Combat Desertification. Upon request of the Niger Government, Italy is the donors' coordinator at national level on this issue.
Means of Implementation: Amount of financing 759.232,00 euro.
Generic and specialized training. Inventory of competent Institutions and of plans and programmes to combat desertification.Organization of thematic workshops. Involvement of citizens and national and local institutions. Creation of a task force with the participation of Ministry Technical Services, co-ordinated by SE/CNEDD. Creation of CREDD (Regional Councils for Environment and Sustainable Development). Start up of an information campaign and creation of an technical documentation center.
Target year: 2004
Target Area/Place: Niger
Expected Outcome(S): Improvement of SE/CNEDD cadres training level. Improvement of capability to monitor desertification factors and improvement to determine strategies and politics capable to stop and to invert the phenomenon. Improvement of SE/CNEDD capability to co-ordinate and to involve institutions and organizations. Improvement of abilities to co-ordinate and negotiate with donors. Creation and training of CREDD. Development of activities to analyse and monitor desertification factors at local level. Development of capability to define and manage actions to combat desertification at local level.
Relevance to the Plan of Implementation of WSSD: This project addresses several priority actions identified in the plan of implementation which are related to:
- capacity building,
- institutional framework
- collaborative management
Other Information:
(Contact): Dr. Flavio Lovisolo
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate General for Development Cooperation
Phone: +
Address: Via Contarini, 25 00194 Roma
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