CCCD: Enhancing National Capacities for Improved Public Participation for Implementing Rio Conventions

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From September 4, 2018 to September 4, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  2. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  3. 17.9 Build capacity to support national plans

Project ID: 5498

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Climate and Forests Programme

Technical area(s)




Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Enabling
  • Governance


  • Mainstream

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale




Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 17.9 Build capacity to support national plans

Conventions and protocols

  • National Action Plan
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Other Global Conventions

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

This project will address the critical priority capacity needs to increase the participation of stakeholders in implementing MEAs' obligations committed by the government of Egypt. These barriers were identified during the NCSA process conducted in 2005-2007 and confirmed subsequently by the assessment conducted during the formulation of the “Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030”.The project is in line with the GEF-6 CCCD 2nd objective which aims: "to strengthen consultative and management structures and mechanisms". By developing the capacity of government entities and increasing the public participation in implementing MEAs, the project will address some critical decision- and policy-making gaps. It will develop the capacity of stakeholders to better use environmental information for better decision/policy making, including strengthening consultative mechanisms from the local level (e.g., private sector round-tables and local community and village meetings) to the national level (technical committees). The objective of the project is “to strengthen the participation of Stakeholders in the implementation of MEAs in Egypt”. The project will engage a large number of government officials, universities and registered NGOs to build partnerships to ensure mutual knowledge transfer and learning. This partnership approach will help strengthen the institutional and systemic capacities of Egypt to improve the management of the environment in Egypt, including a greater contribution toward global environmental benefits. Overall, the project will achieve its objective by strengthening capacities at the systemic, organizational, and individual level, each of which will be targeted to strengthen Egypt's efforts to mainstream global environmental priorities into the planning and management frameworks for preserving and conserving the environment. Under the first outcome, activities will focus on strengthening the institutional capacities and policy framework for state and non-state actors to better formulate plans for the implementation of MEAs, seeking a greater participation of stakeholders. Under the second outcome, the project will focus on engaging large number of stakeholders to gain awareness of MEAs, as well as understanding the overall benefits of proper management of the global environment and its linkages to national environmental challenges. Finally, under the third outcome, the knowledge produced by the project will be properly documented and disseminated through Egypt and in the region, encouraging regional cooperation and knowledge exchanges.

USD $1,041,000

Grant amount

USD $1,084,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,041,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Egypt

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