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Reports and Books
A Proposed Marine Transboundary Conservation Area Between Kenya and Tanzania
Tanzania, Marine Parks and Reserves Unit, Kenya Wildlife Service

The purpose of this technical paper is to provide a situation analysis of all issues relevant to the establishment of the proposed Trans-Boundary Conservation Area (TBCA), and to provide a series of suggested options that may be followed in the future by those that will be responsible for the establishment of the TBCA. The analysis of habitats, species, socio-economic, legal and institutional issues is used to show that the establishment of a TBCA is justified and holds significant benefits for conservation and the well- being of the inhabitants of the area, while at the same time enhancing collaboration between the two countries.


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Project documents
Project Document: The Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonisation and Institutional Reforms (WIO LME SAPPHIRE)
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme

This Project builds on the previous work completed under the UNDP supported GEF financed Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project in close collaboration with a number of partners. The ASCLME Project delivered the intended regional TDA and ministerially endorsed SAP for the western Indian Ocean LMEs as well as individual Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analyses (MEDAs) for each participating country. The ASCLME Project also created the Western Indian Ocean Sustainable Ecosystem Alliance (WIOSEA). The SAPPHIRE Project aims to support and assist the appropriate and formally mandated government institutions and intergovernmental bodies in the region to implement the activities which they require in order to deliver the SAP and to ensure sustainability of efforts and actions toward long-term management of activities within the LMEs as well as the sustainability of associated institutional arrangements and partnerships. The project’s activities have several cross-cutting themes, which will seek to meaningfully address progress towards meeting UNDP goals and targets with respect to sustainable development, poverty alleviation, early warning of disaster and climate change, SDGs, gender mainstreaming and youth. Throughout the implementation, the project will coordinate closely with the UNDEP GEF WIOLaB SAP project with the intention of harmonizing activities and ultimately combining institutional and administrative process for a single implementation strategy for the two WIO SAPs


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Reports and Books
An Environmental Impact Assessment Framework for Africa
United Nations Environment Programme, Commonwealth Secretariat, Earthcare Africa

This environmental impact assessment (EIA) framework attempts to provide broad guidelines to help African countries integrate environmental concerns in their National Development Strategies (NDS) through appropriate political, social and economic structures. In some cases, NDS may need to be completely overhauled to give equal considerations to the environment in the march towards sustainable livelihoods and development. It is envisaged that this framework will provide the necessary direction in the mobilization of national human, institutional and technical capacities and resources. The focus of this framework is on development approaches that address sustainable livelihoods of Africa's populations within the context of sound environment management.


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Project documents
Implementing the African Elephant Action Plan: East Africa Projects
United Nations Environment Programme, The African Elephant Fund
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Reports and Books
Overview Organic Agriculture in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and the Opportunities for Regional Harmonization
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Organic agriculture offers a wide range of economic, environmental, social, health and cultural benefits for developing countries. It is a powerful tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, particularly those related to poverty alleviation and environment. For these reasons, organic agriculture was selected by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as one of the three thematic areas to be addressed in the framework of the UNEP-UNCTAD Capacity Building Taskforce on Trade, Environment and Development (CBTF).


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