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Created in 2001, the Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of Madagascar (CAMM), supports enterprises to manage their conflicts, determine the best way to quickly solve them, and ensure the security of their investments and continuity of their business. In order integrate the CAMM into the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Antananarivo (CCIA), Madagascar asked for advice from partners. The country was supported by UNDP, CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris), CAMCO (Centre d’Arbitrage, de Médiation et de Conciliation de Ouagadougou), São Tomé and  Principe and "Groupements Patronaux Malgaches". The goal of that solution was mainly to prepare CCIA and private sector’s CEOs to the new model of the arbitration center and the role they will play in its functioning.

A delegation composed of CCIA members and a private sector representative were sent to Paris and Ouagadougou in 2011.

The CAMM was integrated into the CCIA in 2012, based on the French and Burkinabe models This new structure gives better tools to Malagasy companies for commercial dispute resolution. It also goes beyond its arbitration duties, by promoting legal training to make local companies more legally secure.

Achievements:

  • The CAMM continues to operate without outside support
  • The role of CCIA has been reinforced.
  • Links between CCIA and the private sector have been increased.

Contact details: 
Centre d’Arbitrage et de Médiation de Madagascar
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie d’Antananarivo
20, Rue Henry Razanatseheno
Antananarivo
Madagascar
Tel : +261 (0) 20 22 202 12

Mission of technical assistance provided by the Ministry of Civil Service & State Reform of Burkina Faso for the Ministry of Civil Service, Labour & Social Security in Burundi, in order to:

  1. Share the experience of Burkina Faso on digital archiving and security; and
  2. Help Burundi develop a roadmap for electronic archiving of public servants’ case files within 5 years.

This project is part of the National Programme on the Reform of the Administration (PNRA). The overall objective of is to increase the performance of the Administration of Burundi. The archiving system will indeed improve the recording of files and also allow them to be treated more rapidly. The project will also allow the country to go a step further with the automatization of the management of human resources, and so improve the quality of the services provided to the citizens. More precisely, the system will allow registering 50 files at the same time in a file management system, in about10 minutes. Public servants will also be able to access online to all files by using their own password.

The project was implemented in 2013, through collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Service & State Reform Burkina Faso that sent two experts in this field and with the support of UNDP.

The collaboration between these partners has led to the achievement of the objectives. The partnership built through this arrangement has enabled a transfer of knowledge and practices which are fundamental to contribute to the reform of the national public administration in Burundi.

Achievements:

  • Creation of a road map for achieving electronic archiving within 5 years validated by the Ministry of Civil Service, Labour & Social Security;
  • Enable Burundian civil servants to store and access more rapidly to resources that are crucial for the execution of the state’s mission and services.

Contact details: 
Ministry of Civil Service & State Reform
Minister: Soungalo Ouattara
BP 7006
Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

These countries have been selected as pilot countries, due to their significant vulnerability to climate change, coupled with their endowment of fragile mountain ecosystems upon which a multitude of communities and economic activities depend.

The Ecosystems-based Adaptation (EbA) in Mountains Programme is a global partnership jointly implemented by UNDP, UNEP and IUCN from 2011-2015, with funding from the Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). While global in scope, Uganda, Nepal and Peru were selected as pilot countries, due to their significant vulnerability to climate change, coupled with their endowment of fragile mountain ecosystems upon which a multitude of communities and economic activities depend.

The overarching Programme goal is to strengthen capacities of the involved governments and local communities to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to the effects of climate change using EbA measures in targeted mountain ecosystems.

Expected programme results include:

  • New and field tested methodologies and decision-making tools for EbA, including Vulnerability & Impact Assessments;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation centered on ecosystem resilience; and
  • Capacities and knowledge of all involved stakeholders (national, district and local level government, local communities and civil society organizations) will be enhanced for planning and implementing both early action “No Regrets” and longer-term EbA measures through pilot activities in target mountain ecosystems.

Based on evidence emerging from these processes, lessons will also be generated on how to use cost-benefit analyses to make an economic case for specific EbA measures. In close collaboration with key government agencies, evidence and lessons will be generated on how to mainstream EbA into broader district and national policy and financing frameworks. These lessons can be scaled-up and shared as policy examples at regional and global levels beyond the three pilot countries. Overall, the resilience to climate change of targeted mountain ecosystems and their local custodians will be enhanced.

More information on the project is available herehttp://adaptation-undp.org/projects/mountain-eba

Achievements:

  • Methodologies and tools for EbA decision making developed
  • EbA methodologies and tools applied at ecosystem level
  • EbA pilot projects implemented in each pilot country and contributing towards ecosystem resilience and reduction of livelihood vulnerability in the face of climate change impacts
  • Business case for EbA at the local and national levels developed
  • New learning and knowledge on EbA generated

Replication: 

  • Learning materials were generated from the project to share best practices and knowledge:
  • Introduction to Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A nature-based response to climate change
  • Generating multiple benefits from Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems
  • Making the economic case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation
  • Making the case for policy change and financing for Ecosystem-based Adaptation


Budget:
 The project was funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB): Euro 11.5 million

Contact details: 
Caroline Petersen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tine Rossing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The African Union Commission in Partnership with FHI360, a USAID-funded project under the African Union Partnership (AUP) organized an Exhibition parallel to the 1st Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Education Science and Technology (STC-EST). The exhibition involved model Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) and exhibitors show casing Space Science initiatives from African countries. Participants included AU Ministers of Education, Science and Technology; Senior Education, Science and Technology Officials; Regional Economic Communities; Development Partners (as observers).

Objectives:

  1. Update Ministers on the status of on-going programmes and on RECs and Member States’ performance in the education, science and technology sectors;
  2. Discuss AU Summit Decisions relevant to the conduct of education, science and technology on the continent;
  3. Consider the Education and TVET strategies and the STISA implementation plan;
  4. Consider the Africa Space Policy and Strategy;
  5. Consider funding and mobilization of resources, especially domestic resources; and
  6. Establish precedence for conducting AU continental business in the fields of education, science and technology

The project was done in October 2015. More information: 

Achievements:

  • Endorsement of the Continental Strategy for Education for Africa (CESA 16-25) and other continental strategies, roadmaps and implementation plans in education, science and technology;
  • Agreement on reporting and follow up mechanisms for the continental agenda;Actions for decisions during the next Summit of Heads of State.
  • Actions for decisions during the next Summit of Heads of State.


Replication: 
the following can be replicated in other countries:

  • Election of a new Ministerial Bureau for the running of the STC in the following two years
  • New mechanisms for partnerships to promote greater complementarity between Education and STI sectors in the continent with special focus on the AU Agenda 2063 journey.
  • Provision of updates on the status of on-going programmes, as well as RECs and member States’ performance in the education, science and technology sectors
  • TVET strategies, the STISA implementation plan, and the Africa Space Policy and Strategy

Contact details:
Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST)
Directorate of Information and Communication
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
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Telephone: +251 11 551 7700 / +251 11 518 25 58

The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) extends from east of the Cape of Good Hope, northwards to Cabinda Province in Angola and encompasses the full extent of Namibia`s marine environment. It is a major coastal upwelling ecosystem and an important centre of marine biodiversity and marine food production.

The Benguela is particularly productive in terms of fisheries resources, but top predators such as seabirds and marine mammals are also abundant. Commercial fisheries and the extraction of non-living natural resources such as oil, gas, diamonds and other minerals, are the focus of industrial activities in the region.

The five-year Strategic Action Programme (2015-2019) that was developed and adopted by the governments of Angola, Namibia and South Africa in 2014, recognises that the scope of the BCC has changed from a fisheries focused interim Commission to a fully-fledged, multi-sectoral inter-governmental body. Similarly, the Implementation Plan that was developed to replace the Norwegian-funded Science Programme has a broad scope: it details the actions required to meet the objectives of the Benguela Current Convention and is structured around eight themes, namely:

  1. Marine living resources;
  2. Non-living resources;
  3. Productivity and environmental variability;
  4. Pollution;
  5. Ecosystem health;
  6. Human dimensions;
  7. Potential for economic development; and
  8. Governance.

The Implementation Plan provides a framework for developing detailed science projects that address each of these themes.

The objective of this second phase of the BCLME Programme will be to deliver the following outcomes that reflect BCLME SAP implementation requirements and recommendations:

  • Strengthening the institutional capacity and effectiveness of the regional Benguela Current Commission;
  • Negotiating and securing an agreed and appropriate BCLME Treaty to support the BCC National Level;
  • Implementation of the BCLME SAP (through appropriate Policy, Legislative and Management Reforms), which are extended to the community level through the support of partners such as D-LIST;
  • Securing Sustainable Capacity for Long-Term Maintenance of the LME Management Components -Overall Capture and Transfer of Knowledge Products and Best Practices, and Information Networking through cooperation and coordination with GEF/IW:LEARN

Achievements: The Programme has been highly successful in developing regional partnerships in support of transboundary LME resource management, and in capturing accurate knowledge on ecosystem functions and trends. Also, the activities supported by the BCLME Programme have made a significant contribution to capacity building and knowledge enhancement and successfully captured vital information necessary for an integrated,

The Programme has been highly successful in developing regional partnerships in support of transboundary LME resource management, and in capturing accurate knowledge on ecosystem functions and trends. Also, the activities supported by the BCLME Programme have made a significant contribution to capacity building and knowledge enhancement and successfully captured vital information necessary for an integrated, ecosystem-based approach to LME management. Furthermore, regional collaboration at both the public and private sector levels has been significantly strengthened. A GEF co-sponsored initiative of the governments of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. UNDP will facilitate a regional treaty between the 3 countries identifying thematic areas and operational procedures for cooperation in sustainably managing the BCLME’s shared living marine resources and mitigating associated threats. This treaty will be administered and supported through a multinational Commission consisting of a Conference of Ministers, an overall management body and a series of management and technical groups supported by the countries and focusing on the priority LME policy actions as identified in the SAP (e.g. harmonised management of living marine resources, environmental variability and prediction, required adaptations to the effects of climate change on the ecosystem and its living resources, etc.).

See mid-term and terminal evaluation reports: http://iwlearn.net/iw-projects/3305/evaluations/bclme-sap-imp-midterm-evaluation-report/view

Budget: 
Total Original Budget: $5,138,460 
Latest Total Expenditure: $5,017,243 
Credit Remaining: $121,217

Contact details:

Physical address: 
NATMIRC Complex 
Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources 
1 Strand Street Swakopmund Namibia

Postal address:
Private Bag 5031
Swakopmund, Namibia
Telephone: +264 64 406901
Fax: +264 64 406902/3
Email (Executive Secretary): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project contacts:

  • Nico E. Willemse, Senior Project Manager, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), BCLME SAP IMP Project
  • Hashali Hamukuaya, Executive Secretary, Benguela Current LME Programme
  • Abraham IYAMBO, Minister, Namibia; Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development,
  • Akiko Yamamoto, Regional Technical Adviser , United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:57

The main objective of the project is to develop and implement the first Human Milk Bank (HMB) in Cape Verde. The HBM aims to fight neonatal malnutrition by welcoming recently born children who face nutrition problems. The project will support the purchase of the necessary equipment, the technical training of national staff to process and perform quality controls of human breast milk, and the development and implementation of an information system for the HMB in the country. About 20 national experts will be trained to transform the HMB into a national reference.

Specific objectives:

  • Develop local strategies which have an impact on conditions of life (reducing morbidity rates and preventable deaths of new-borns in intensive and semi-intensive neonatal care units in countries that have implemented HMB).
  • Promote conditions for actors to endorse the Global Network of HMB´s objectives included in the 2005, 2010 and 2015 Brasilia Letters, signed by representatives of partner countries.
  • Build strategies and tools which encourage sustainable actions in the health sector for HMBs, such as technical regulations and laws that guide the implementation and operations of HMBs - as a public health strategy of cooperating countries.
  • Implement sectoral strategies and social policies in favour of breastfeeding and human milk donations in cooperating countries, such as the creation of the World Day of Human Milk Donation; mobilization during World Breastfeeding Week, promote forums and seminars, and maintain permanent communication channels.
  • Increase the efficiency of the management system within the framework of institutions holding HMB, with the development of monitoring tools and performance evaluation indicators of the countries’ which have implemented HMB.
  • Build methods of work which lead to community empowerment and social transformation in the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding, as well as in the promotion of human milk donations in cooperating countries.
  • Create educational and training material which responds to social and cultural diversity, for instance for actions which specifically target different aboriginal ethnic groups, hard of hearing people, and imprisoned women.
  • Stimulate innovative actions which increase technology and knowledge exchanges in the framework of breastfeeding and HMBs.

The project was initiated in September 2008 and completed in December 2013.

Achievements:

  1. The project participated in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing child mortality.
  2. The progress achieved so far in countries that have implemented the HMB confers legitimacy to the Global Network of HMBs as a global association that contributes to the health-related objectives included in the SDGs.
  3. The project allowed the creation and implementation of the first HMB in Africa to fight against child malnutrition.
  4. The solution not only establishes the Bank but also trains professionals in order for the Bank be sustained by locals.

Replication: The implementation of a HBM and training of qualified staff to operate the bank. In addition to its low-cost and positive impact, the HMB Network is recognized by WHO and UNDP as one of the initiatives that most contributed to human development in the Southern Hemisphere, by promoting practical solutions that can be replicated, scaled-up and adapted in other countries.

Budget: US$ 168,144.09 (total budget)

Contact details:
Governo da República Federativa do Brasil
Agência Brasileira de Cooperação
SAF/Sul Quadra 2, Lote 2, Bloco B, 4º Andar, Edifício Via Office
Brasília – DF, Brasil

Coordenação Geral de Cooperação Técnica Bilateral: 
Wofsi Yuri G. de Souza
Coordinator
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Juliana Fronzaglia
Manager
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The proposed long-term solution for biodiversity conservation in Togo is to strengthen the management of the system of protected areas (PA) through effective approaches to rehabilitation and management of PA. The Project is funded by West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). UNDP will help Togo develop prerequisites to be able to join in the coming years the initiative for the conservation of biodiversity led by Burkina Faso, Benin and Niger in partnership EU, WAEMU and UNDP.

Goal: Protect the globally significant biodiversity in Togo’s Savanna Biomes and ensure PA connectivity at the eco-regional level.

Objective: Strengthen Togo’s protected area system management to improve its contribution to the conservation of biodiversity by applying effective approaches to PA rehabilitation and management.

More information:

PA estate covering approximately 578,000 hectares, covering a large region in Togo

Running for five years, from 2012- 2017

PA operationalization of the OKM complex in Togo, with implementation at the site level of rehabilitation measures, participatory management arrangements and rehabilitation of connectivity at Eco-regional level.

Use of key monitoring tools, typical of GEF Biodiversity projects, these include the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool, or METT (Annex 2), which also includes UNDP’s PA System Financial Sustainability Scorecard.

Achievements:

  • Strengthened biodiversity conservation and PA management effectiveness of a rationalized PA system
  • Direct threats to the OKM complex biodiversity mitigated
  • Other outcomes yet to be published as project was just completed this year

Budget: USD 2,222,200

An amount USD 70,000 was reserved in the budget (from WAEMU funds) for the inclusion of the OKM Complex into the assessments of IUCN’s MIKE programme with respect to ecological management. The frequency is every 5 years.

Contact details: 

UNDP
Headquarters
UNDP Building,
109 Boulevard Félix Houphouët
Boigny P.O. Box 4596 Gamal Abdul Nasser Avenue,
Lomé, Republic of Togo.
Phone: +228 984 97933
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Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Operational Focal Point
Mr. Djiwonou Folly
Ministère de l`Environnement et des Ressources BP 355
Lomé, Togo
Tel: + 228 904 3608
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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