CCCD: Strengthening national capacities for improved decision making and mainstreaming of global environmental obligations

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From June 4, 2018 to June 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: 5894

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Climate and Forests Programme
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Environmental Governance Programme

Technical area(s)




Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice
  • Capacity development / Technical assistance


  • 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 strengthen targeted policy, institutional, and technical capacities within the existing baseline of current capacity development efforts. This project is in line with the GEF-6 CCCD Strategic Objectives 1, 2, 3, and 4. The goal of this project is that Djibouti will be better enabled to meet and sustain global environmental priorities within the framework of national socio-economic development priorities. The immediate objective of this project is to strengthen targeted national capacities to deliver and sustain global environmental outcomes by mainstreaming, monitoring, and decentralizing global environmental governance. This requires the country to have the capacity to coordinate efforts, as well as be able to adopt best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into decentralized planning, decision-making, and reporting processes. The project will be carried out via four linked components. Component 1 calls for enhancing capacities to mainstream, develop, and apply policies and legislative frameworks for the cost-effective implementation of the three Rio Conventions. Component 2 focuses on decentralization of global environment governance, specifically to strengthen targeted institutional arrangements for the cost-effective and streamlined application of better natural resource management practices that meet dual national socio-economic and global environmental objectives. Component 3 will focus on setting up and initiating the early implementation of an environmental management information system for improving the country's monitoring and assessment of global environmental impacts and trends. Activities under Component 4 are a suite of knowledge management exercises that set out to improve environmental attitudes and values for the global environment. The project will take an adaptive collaborative management (ACM) approach to implementation, which calls for stakeholders to take an early and proactive role in the mainstreaming exercises, as well as to help identify and solve unexpected implementation barriers and challenges. By taking an ACM approach, project activities and outputs can be more legitimately modified and adapted to maintain timely and cost-effective project performance and delivery.

USD $1,050,000

Grant amount

USD $1,229,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,050,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Djibouti

Project metrics

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