The Joint Support Programme for mainstreaming Environment, Climate Change and Poverty Concerns which involves ,the Poverty Environment Initiative Project phase II of the UNDP/UNEP and the component II of the Sustainable Environment Support Programme (SESP) of the DANIDA. The harmonized programme support is geared towards developing capacity of national and local government functionaries, private sector and civil society organizations in addressing poverty and environment challenges in an integrated manner, which is intended to achieve the following outcomes:
Outcome 1: ECP mainstreamed in national policies, plans and programmes.
Outcome 2: ECP mainstreamed in all development plans and programmes at the local level.
GNH Commission prepared for the application exercise of the Poverty Environment Mainstreaming Guidelines ( PEMG ) into the sector programmes. The PEMG workshops were undertaken with 11 central government agencies, 1 Dzongkhag, 2 CSO/NGOs, and 19 Dzongkhag Planning Officers.
The workshops were carried out in the period of May 11th to June 11th, 2010 and each of them were conducted separately. The overall objective of the consulting assignment was to apply the Poverty-Environment Mainstreaming Guidelines (PEM Guidelines) to the development plans, policies, and programs, of all sectors/ministries at the central level, as well as to one trial Dzongkhag.
It was expected that the application of the PEM Guidelines during this assignment would lead to an assessment of the environment and climate mainstreaming related capacity development needs within sectors at different levels of government, and also provide the basis for identifying detailed studies and assessments that need to be conducted for sector agencies to revise relevant policies and plans and develop specific programmes and projects that address environment and climate mainstreaming.
Mr. David Annandale and Mr. Ugyen P. Norbu, PEMG Consultants, presented on the final report of the application of the PEMG report to all the representatives from the sectors on the 16th May 2010. The application exercise aimed to achieve the following:
The Capacity Needs Assessment and application of PEM Guidelines have been completed for all the sectors.
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