CCCD: Strengthening of multisector and decentralised environmental management and coordination to achieve the objectives of the Rio Conventions in the Union of Comoros

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 4, 2017 to August 4, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  2. 17.9 Build capacity to support national plans

Project ID: 5553

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Environmental Governance Programme
  • Climate and Forests Programme

Technical area(s)




Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Direct support / Service Delivery


  • Enabling
  • Governance


  • Mainstream

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted



Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national 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

About this project


This project is in line with the GEF-6 CCCD Strategy objective 2, which aims to strengthen consultative and management structures and mechanisms. This project is also in line with CCCD Programme Frameworks 1 and 3 which call for countries to: a) integrate global environmental needs into management information systems and monitoring, and b) integrate MEA provisions into national policy, legislative, and regulatory frameworks. The goal of this project is for the Union of Comoros to make better decisions to meet and sustain global environmental obligations. This requires the country to have the capacity to coordinate efforts, as well as best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into planning, decision-making, and reporting processes. To that end, the objective of this project is strengthening capacities for multi-sectoral, coordinated, and decentralized management of the environment to achieve the objectives of the Rio Conventions. This will be carried out via three linked components. The first component will strengthen the national policy and institutional framework for global environmental management. The second component focuses on capacity building at the island and commune level, with activities targeting the strengthening governance frameworks for communes, supported by regional (island) institutional building. Both of these components will employ a learning-by-doing approach to capacity development, facilitating the active participation of stakeholder representatives in the integration of Rio Convention priorities in improved communal management plans. The third component, originally conceived as activities within components 1 and 2, focuses on public awareness and environmental education on the strategic value of decentralized governance of the global environment through new and improved strategies of regional approaches to sustainable development.


To strengthen capacities for multi-sectoral, coordinated, and decentralized management of the environment to achieve the objectives of the Rio Conventions. .

USD $1,550,000

Grant amount

USD $1,708,142

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,550,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Comoros

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