Manuel Rodriguez Becerra

Biodiversity, climate change, and land degradation and desertification in Latinamerica

Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Land Degradation and Desertification in Latinamerica

Capacity Development Initiative. Country Capacity Development Needs and Priorities Regional Report for Latin America and the Caribbean

Autores: Enrigue H. Bucher, Daniel Bouille, Manuel Rodríguez Becerra y Hugo Navajas

Fecha de publicación: septiembre 2000
Fuente: GEF – UNDP Strategic Partnetship

At the May 1999 meeting, the GEF Council (Global Environment Facility) gave its support to a Strategic Partnership between UNDP and the GEF Secretariat to develop a total approach for developing the needs required of each country to implement required activities to fulfill the commitments assumed at the global environmental level. Of particular relevance within this context are the Biodiversity treaty, the Climate Change agreement and the Convention on desertification and drought mitigation.

The Capacity Development Initiative (CDI) work plan is divided into three stages.

  1. Needs assessment for capacity development at the country and regional levels.

  2. Development of a strategy to address the identified needs.

  3. Action plans for GEF.

The assessment phase of the CDI has the identification of capacity development needs by GEF eligible countries, as well as incorporating lessons learned from GEF-financed activities as well as those resulting from the efforts of other national, multilateral and bilateral agencies.

In this Report, an assessment of capacity needs at the regional level is presented for the Latin American and Caribbean region within the context of national strategies and priorities.