CCCD: Strengthening technical capacities to mainstream and monitor Rio Convention implementation through policy coordination

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From June 30, 2016 to December 31, 2021

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: 5332

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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
  • Capacity development / Technical assistance


  • Enabling
  • Governance


  • Mainstream

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive



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

About this project


The goal of this project is for Guyana to make better decisions to meet and sustain global environmental obligations. Thus, the project will focus on the management of data and information to formulate and implement sectoral development plans that better reflect global environmental dimensions. This will be carried out through the strengthening of an Environmental Information Monitoring and Management System that is constructed by an integration of existing environmental management information systems. The latter will build upon much of the capacities currently being developed in this area by other development partners. Among the key activities of the project is the updating of key technological needs, not only of the government structures such as the Department of Governance, Natural Resources and the Environment, but also other key stakeholders. In addition to strengthening the institutional arrangements for data and information management, the project will also test how these arrangements represent a cost-effective approach to creating and applying best practices for managing the global environment. This project pursues a long-term approach to institutionalizing capacities to meet MEA obligations through a set of learning-by-doing activities that lay the foundation for effective decision-making and policy-making regarding global environmental benefits. Active participation of stakeholder representatives, in particular non-state stakeholders, in the full project life cycle is important to ensuring the long-term relevance, validity, and legitimacy of project activities. The adaptive collaborative management of project implementation will also ensure the long-term sustainability of project outcomes.


To strengthen technical capacities for mainstreaming and monitoring the achievement of Rio Convention objectives To update the NCSA.

USD $1,100,000

Grant amount

USD $1,276,100

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,100,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Guyana

Project metrics

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