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Joint Support Programme: Capacity Development for Mainstreaming Environment, Climate Change and Poverty Concerns in Policies, Plans and Programmes
The Joint Support Programme on Capacity Development for Mainstreaming Environment, Climate Change and Poverty Concerns in Policies, Plans and Programmes aims to develop the capacity of local governments (Dzongkhags and Gewogs) to manage the environment, natural resources, and the effects of climate change. It intends to do this within the overarching 10th Five-Year Plan goal of alleviating poverty and the crosscutting development theme of environment.
The aim of the Joint Support Programme is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in Bhutan, which is of highest priority to the RGoB. The development objective of the Joint Support Programme is: "sustainable development planning and implementation are undertaken at national and local levels that contribute to: alleviation of climate change impacts; conservation, protection and sustainable use of natural resources; and poverty reduction".
The expected outcomes of the Joint Support Programme are: "1) strengthened national level capacity that facilitates national and local level five-year planning and implementation by mainstreaming environment, climate change and poverty concerns in policies, plans and programmes; and 2) strengthened local level capacity to formulate and implement five-year development plans and annual plans in which environment, climate change and poverty concerns are mainstreamed".
The Joint Support Programme grant is made up of a contribution of DKK 20 million from Denmark, and approximately USD 860,000 from UNDP/UNEP PEI Programme. The fund transfer modality of the joint partnership (UNDP/UNEP & Representation Office of Denmark) will be parallel i.e. each agency will transfer its contribution directly to the government for implementation. The programme duration is four years (2010 - 2013). The implementation of Joint Support Programme is coordinated by the Development Cooperation Division (DCD) together with the Plan Monitoring Coordination Division (PMCD) and Local Development Division (LDD) of the GNHC Secretariat. Implementation of the two outcomes will be the responsibility of different agencies, under the overall supervision of a Programme Management Group, to be serviced by DCD, PMCD and LDD.Project details
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