Eastern Africa

Information Digest No. 16: Sectoral integration in Zimbabwe. This digest contains information on national frameworks for mainstreaming biodiversity, including the Zimbabwe constitution, national environment policy, environmental impact assessments, national and local environmental action planning, gender mainstreaming, multilateral environmental agreements, millennium development goals; sectoral policies, such as wildlife based land reform policy, forest based land reform policy, draft national agricultural policy, national energy policy, water and sanitation sector policy, environment education policy; cross‐sectoral programmes and strategies, such as the integrated conservation plan for the fast track land reform programme, national fire protection strategy, poverty reduction programmes; cross‐sectoral projects and programmes, including regional cooperation and transboundary initiatives.

Information Digest No. 15: Sectoral integration in Zambia. The digest collects information on sectoral policies, such as policy for national parks and wildlife, national forestry policy, fisheries policy, national agricultural policy, national energy policy, national lands policy, mines and minerals development policy; sector programmes, like Zambia forestry action programme, provincial forestry action programme, agricultural support programme, food security pack, environment and natural resources management and mainstreaming programme; cross-sectoral policies, including the national policy on environment, decentralization policy; cross sectoral programmes, i.e., fifth national development plan, national action programme for implementation of the united nations convention to combat desertification, wetlands policy, national adaptation programme of action.

Information Digest No. 14: Sectoral integration in Tanzania. This digest collects information on national strategy for growth and reduction of poverty; strategy for urgent actions on land degradation and water catchments; national wetlands management strategy; national environmental policy; agricultural sector; livestock sector; forestry sector; wildlife sector; fisheries sector; mining sector; implementation of biodiversity-related multilateral and regional environmental agreements; biodiversity related programmes and projects; as well as overall assessment of the level of integration of biodiversity.

Information Digest No. 13: Sectoral integration in Uganda. The digest provides information on national environment management policy, agriculture policy, national fisheries policy, energy policy, tourism policy 2003, draft national policy on plant genetic resources, national policy on biotechnology and biosafety (2008), decentralization policy (1994), integration of biodiversity considerations into national and sectoral laws and regulations, the national environment action plan 1995, poverty eradication action plan (PEAP), implementation of other biodiversity related conventions in Uganda, processes by which biodiversity has been integrated into the above policies, laws and plans, the use of EIA to ensure that the policies and plans will avoid adverse impacts on biodiversity, policy challenges for biodiversity conservation, the use of the ecosystems approach, the extent of inclusion of biodiversity in environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments, impacts of EIA on observed changes in the status and trends of important biodiversity components.

Information Digest No. 12: Sectoral integration in Seychelles. The digest contains information on the Environmental Management Plan for Seychelles 2000-2010 (EMPS), management of the Development Cycle, sectoral strategies, monitoring and review, fisheries, the Ecosystem Approach and Mainstreaming Biodiversity.

Information Digest No. 11: Sectoral integration in Rwanda. This digest covers information on agriculture, livestock and fisheries; trade, industry and tourism; energy and mining; infrastructure and transport; human settlement and sanitation; water; environment mainstreaming in the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (2008-2012)(PRSPII) and United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF); environment mainstreaming in the Sector Strategic Plans and Districts Development Plans; biodiversity mainstreaming into other related convention processes.

Information Digest No. 10: Sectoral integration in Mozambique. This digest covers Ministry for the Coordination for Environmental Action, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Public Works and Habitation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Plan and Development, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Health, as well as biodiversity legal instruments, and mechanisms that promote mainstreaming in Mozambique, including: government adopted programmes, existing formal communication mechanism for mainstreaming, government funding mechanisms for environment, NGO and CBO that engage on mainstreaming biodiversity, existing research initiatives at research institutes dealing with biodiversity, ecosystem approach and EIA regulation.

Information Digest No. 9: Sectoral integration in Mauritius. This digest discusses importance of biodiversity in the Mauritian economy, strategies and plans with CBD objectives integrated, national environment policy, legal/ regulatory framework relevant to biodiversity in Mauritius, tools and processes to mainstream/ integrate biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, institutions mandated to deal with biodiversity related matters, coordination of biodiversity related matters, sustainable agriculture.

Information Digest No. 8: Sectoral integration in Malawi. This digest contains information on relevant biodiversity policies and legislation, sectoral biodiversity coordination, cross sectoral biodiversity coordination, cross cutting national programmes and strategies, National Strategy for Sustainable Development for Malawi, Malawi Growth and Development Strategy, Malawi National Adaptation Programmes of Action, Agricultural Sector Wide Approach (ASWAp), The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), climate change, incentive measures, the ecosystem approach, integrating biodiversity considerations into Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Information Digest No. 7: Sectoral integration in Madagascar. The digest first presents information on integration mechanism, including sectoral legal frameworks, and operation mechanism, including environmental units, inter-sectoral structures and programs, making investments compatible with the environment (MECIE), and consideration of biodiversity in environmental evaluations. It then discussed biodiversity in tourism, education, scientific research, health, agriculture, fishing and halieutic resources, livestock, energy, forestry, mining, water, public works and meteorology, trade, industrial sector, transport, integration of the environmental dimension to crosscutting fields, and a case study on inter-sectorality: the environmental aspect of the QMM project.

Information Digest No. 6: Sectoral integration in Kenya. This digest briefs on the mainstreaming processes.

Information Digest No. 5: Sectoral integration in Ethiopia. This digest compiles information on plans, programs, policies, activities and achievements of the relevant sectoral and cross-sectoral institutions, the processes and measures taken by stakeholders at different levels to implement biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as environmental impact assessment and awareness and incentives for mainstreaming.

Information Digest No. 4: Sectoral integration in Eritrea. The digest covers agriculture sector, marine and coastal sector, transport sector, mines sector, tourism sector, water sector, education sector, as well as macro policy, Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, National Environmental Management Plan, land tenure and land use policy, biotechnology sector, and environmental impact assessment of development.

Information Digest No. 3: Biodiversity integration in Djibouti. This digest briefs on consideration of biodiversity considerations in laws, sectoral and cross-sectoral development strategies and plans, including institutional framework for environmental protection and conservation of biological diversity in Djibouti in 1999, legislative and regulatory framework for the protection of biodiversity in the RDD; mechanisms or systems in place to avoid or minimize adverse impacts on biological diversity and contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Convention; integrated management of the coastal zone of Djibouti: an example of the integration of biodiversity considerations in the management plans; some case studies or success stories on the protection and integration of biodiversity.

Information Digest No. 2: Biodiversity integration in Comoros. This digest refers to efforts to integrate the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity into relevant sectoral and inter-sectoral plans, policies and programs, including environmental sector, agricultural sector, livestock, education, health, rural development, fishing, forestry, mining, tourism, finance, commerce, industrial sector; other national and subnational strategies and programmes, such as Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, and Millennium Development Goals.

Information Digest No. 1: Biodiversity integration in Burundi. This digest contains information on integration of biodiversity in national strategies and programmes, including strategic framework for poverty reduction, National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation, National Action Plan for the Fight against Desertification (PAN-LCD); and integration of biodiversity into other sectors besides the environment, such as agriculture, education, mining, health, forest, finance, trade and industry.

Middle Africa

Information Digest No. 153: Sectoral integration in Sao Tome and Principe. This digest briefs on food security, energy and forestry.

Information Digest No. 152: Sectoral integration in Equatorial Guinea. This digest provides information on integration of biodiversity into sectors: civil society and gender; integration of biodiversity in budget plans; mainstreaming biodiversity in the National Strategy to Combat Poverty; mainstreaming biodiversity in bilateral and multilateral cooperation; intervention / contribution in biodiversity programs or projects; institutions involved in environmental protection.

Information Digest No. 151: Sectoral integration in Democratic Republic of the Congo. This digest collects information on general context of national socio-economic development; national reference instrument for poverty reduction; institutional strengths and main legal instruments contributing to the conservation of biological diversity, for instance, key public institutions involved in the management of biodiversity, main legal instruments; guidelines, principles, criteria and indicators for forest management; gaps or deficiencies identified and recommendations; brief review of the level of sectoral integration of issues related to biodiversity (environmental sector is not considered), including agriculture and rural development, transport and communication, mines and hydrocarbons, energy, health and social protection.

Information Digest No. 150: Sectoral integration in Congo. The digest briefs on sectoral strategies, plans and programs. Strategies include National Strategy and Action Plan on Biological Diversity (SNPA / DB), Initial National Strategy and Action Plan (SNIPA) for Implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Plans are: Action Plan for Economic and Social Recovery (PARESO), National Forestry Action Plan (NFAP), National Action Plan for the Environment (NAPE), National Action Programme to fight against desertification (NAPs), Convergence Plan, National Plan for Scientific and Technological Development (PNDST), Strategic plan for agricultural recovery, National Action Plan for the Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP). Programmes are Interim Post Conflict Program (CPIP), National Programme for Food Security (NPFS), Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program, Forestry Sector Program - Environment (IEHP), Master Plan for Rural Development (RSDS). It also contains recommendations for capacity building for the implementation of the national strategy for biodiversity, needs for capacity building measures for in situ and ex situ conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, capacity building needs assessment for the preservation and maintenance of indigenous and local biodiversity knowledge, innovations and practices, initial assessment and monitoring of the Taxonomy, access to genetic resources and benefit sharing.

Information Digest No. 149: Sectoral integration in Chad. This digest contains information on integration of biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans, including review of different sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans developed in Chad as relevant to biodiversity, and description of measures of integration of biodiversity in sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans, such as rural development, agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture, hydraulic, mining, energy, health, crafts, culture, tourism, education; description of the process and approach that allowed the integration of biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans; measures for integration of biodiversity in environmental assessments; analysis of results achieved; measures of integration of biodiversity into development assistance programs.

Information Digest No. 148: Sectoral integration in Central African Republic. This digest provides information on sectoral insights, status of relevant sectoral or cross-sector plans, programmes and policies; expectations for the consideration of issues of biodiversity by other sectoral institutions; vision for the trans-sectoral integration of biodiversity; sectoral approach, including Ministry of Planning, Economy and International Cooperation, Ministry of Communication, Citizenship, National Reconciliation and Dialogue Monitoring, Ministry of Justice, General Secretariat of the Government, Ministry of Public Service, Social Security and Youth Opportunities, Ministry of National Security and Public Order, Ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Culture, Ministry for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises, Informal Sector and the Single Window, nongovernmental organizations and civil society, such as Council Inter NGO Central (CIONGCA), unions and associations of human rights; challenges; analysis of sectoral and cross-sectoral statements, policies, strategies and plans of the CAR, such as basis of sectoral policies, analysis of sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, policies and strategies, including Agricultural Master Plan, Tourism Development Plan, National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP), Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs); legislative and regulatory framework; legislative and regulatory texts on biodiversity, national legislation, including wildlife, forest resources, fisheries resources, legislation and regulations on agro-biodiversity, such as cultivated species, domestic animal species, agreements in research and trade, agreements on intellectual property; sub-regional level measures taken to improve the conservation of biodiversity, including protected areas, exploitation Permit and Planning (PEA).

Information Digest No. 147: Sectoral integration in Cameroon. This digest provides information on integrating into other strategies and programmes, including Poverty Reduction Plan, National Plan for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, The Millennium Development Goals Achievement, National Sustainable Development Plan, National Action Programme to Combat Desertification, National Plan for Good Governance Based on NEPAD Partnership Principles, Financial Adjustment Programme, National Plan for Food Security (NPFS); other convention processes.

Information Digest No. 146: Sectoral integration in Angola. This digest briefs on national, subregional and regional integration as well as international conventions.

Northern Africa

Information Digest No. 264: Sectoral integration in Tunisia. This digest contains information on Ministry of Economic Development and International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology, Ministry of the Interior and Local Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and project level integration.

Information Digest No. 263: Sectoral integration in Sudan. This digest briefs on coordination and links with international and regional frameworks, forestry, wildlife, natural resources & environmental studies education, including institutions.

Information Digest No. 262: Sectoral integration in Morocco. This digest briefs on integration of biodiversity in sectoral strategies and action plans; description of processes for integrating biodiversity in sectoral strategies, including processes to limit impacts on biodiversity, positive incentives or removal of perverse effects; adoption of ecosystem approach and integration of biodiversity in sectoral strategies, plans and programmes; measures taken to consider biodiverstiy in environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments; results achieved.

Information Digest No. 261: Sectoral integration in Algeria. This digest covers biodiversity concerns; legal instruments of implementation; measuring and funding instruments for the implementation of biodiversity conservation, such as financing instruments provided for the preservation of biodiversity, financing instruments provided for agriculture and forestry; considerations of sectoral and cross-sectoral integration of biodiversity, in land planning, environment and tourism, agriculture, forests, fisheries, water, health, population and habitat, education, high training, scientific research, industry and mining, tourism.

Southern Africa

Information Digest No. 335: Sectoral integration in Swaziland. This digest briefs on cross-sectoral biodiversity coordination in national plans and strategies, the adoption of the ecosystem approach in sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies, plans and programmes, such as bioregional and ecosystem programmes; biodiversity aware impact assessments; analysis of the outcomes.

Information Digest No. 334: Sectoral integration in South Africa. This digest contains information on cross-sectoral coordination, such as overview of biodiversity management framework, cross-sectoral biodiversity coordination, crosscutting national plans and strategies including anti-Poverty Strategy and Millennium Development Goals. progress on cross-sectoral coordination, linkages with other UN Conventions, crosscutting programmes and projects, biodiversity initiatives in business and production sectors, fiscal incentives; ecosystem approach, including bioregional and ecosystem programmes, such as Cape Action for People and the Environment (C.A.P.E.), Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme (SKEP), Eastern Cape Coordination Unit for Bioregional Programmes, Grasslands Programme, Marine Programme, Freshwater Programme; and mainstreaming biodiversity in land-use planning and decision-making.

Information Digest No. 333: Sectoral integration in Namibia. This digest provides information on integration of biodiversity into cross-cutting strategies and relevant sectors, including overarching guiding policies (Constitution of Namibia, Vision 2030, National Development Plan III (NDP3) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)); sectoral policies developed by line ministries relevant to biodiversity, such as Ministry of Environment and Tourism (Environmental Investment Fund Act, Draft Wetland Policy (2005), Tourism Concessions Policy (2007), Protected Area and Wildlife Management Bill (2010), National Policy on Human Wildlife Conflict Management (2009), Draft National Climate Change Policy (2009), Coastal Zone Management White Paper (2010), Draft National Policy on Mining and Prospecting in Protected Areas (2009), Draft National Policy on Protected Areas, Neighbours and Resident Communities (2009), Draft National Environmental Education Policy), Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) (National Forest Act and Policy (2001), National Water Resources Management Act (2004), Draft National Seed Policy (2005), Green Scheme Policy (2004 and revised 2008), Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Policy (2008)), Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) (Aquaculture Act (2002), Inland Fisheries Act (2003)), Ministry of Health and Social Services (the Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection Act (2005)), Ministry of Lands and Resettlement (the Communal Land Reform Act 2002), Ministry of Mines and Energy, National Planning Commission (National Poverty Reduction Action Programme (NPRAP 2002)); Budget Allocation towards Biodiversity Conservation-related Activities; Challenges to Mainstreaming Biodiversity; National Coordination Mechanisms; Tools for Mainstreaming Biodiversity, such as Environmental Management and Protection (Strategic Environmental Assessments SEAs, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Biodiversity Offsets, Urban Area Environmental Management Plans (EMPs)), Land Management and Land Use (Integrated Regional Land Use Plans (IRLUPs), Devolved Decision Making and Capacity Building, Ecosystem Approach and the CBNRM Programme), Working Groups; Synergies in National Implementation of Related Conventions; Biodiversity considered in International Development Assistance Programmes.

Information Digest No. 332: Sectoral integration in Lesotho. This digest briefs on the National Forestry Policy 2008, Water and Sanitation Policy 2007, Lesotho Food Security Policy 2005, Energy Policy for the Kingdom of Lesotho (Draft), Transport Sector Policy, 2006, Environmental Education Strategy towards 2014: A Strategic Plan for Education for Sustainable Development in Lesotho (2009), Lesotho Electricity Company: Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Management System, gender and development policy, mechanisms for integration of biodiversity into sectoral strategies, mainstreaming biodiversity through ecosystem approach.

Information Digest No. 331: Sectoral integration in Botswana. This digest briefs on level of integration of biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans, including biodiversity policy, status of the National Biosafety Framework (NBF), biosafety capacity in Botswana; description of process used to integrate biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans; adoption of ecosystems approach.

Western Africa

Information Digest No. 453: Sectoral integration in Togo. This digest briefs on integration of biodiversity in national strategies and programmes, such as strengthening reforestation, strengthening institutional capacities in biodiversity management, restoration and sustainable management of fragile ecosystems and protected areas , strengthening capacities in combating desertification and soil degradation, support to widespread use of improved charcoal and fuel wood, support for the promotion of the use of butane gas as a substitute for traditional energy sources in the urban centers of Togo, strengthening actions to promote agricultural biodiversity; integration of biodiversity in other sectors, including agriculture, transport and infrastructure, energy, water resources, industry and mining, education, and environmental sector.

Information Digest No. 452: Sectoral integration in Senegal. This digest briefs on integration of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in sectoral and inter-sectoral strategies and action plans, such as land planning, energy, industry and mining, livestock, agriculture, fisheries, tourism, education and training, transport and infrastructure, Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper; subregional integration of biodiversity management; participation in subregional and international conservation efforts

Information Digest No. 451: Sectoral integration in Niger. This digest briefs on integration of biodiversity into sectoral and inter-sectoral strategies and plans, in agriculture, breeding, forestry, wildlife, fishing, land planning, mines, energy, trade and private sector, sports and youth, health, crafts, tourism, culture and art, equipment; description of the process and approach that allowed the integration of biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans; integration of biodiversity measures in environmental assessments; analysis of results achieved; measurement of integration of biodiversity into development assistance programs.

Information Digest No. 450: Sectoral integration in Mauritania. This digest briefs on integration of biodiversity consideration in environmental sector, education sector, research and training sector, agriculture, fisheries, oil sector; thematic integration in inland water ecosystems, marine and coastal biodiversity, agricultural biodiversity, forest biodiversity, dryland and sub-humid lands, mountain biodiversity.

Information Digest No. 449: Sectoral integration in Mali. This digest briefs on land management and protected areas.

Information Digest No. 448: Sectoral integration in Liberia. This digest briefs on forest biodiversity, agriculture biodiversity, inland water, health, fisheries and livestock, mining.

Information Digest No. 447: Sectoral integration in Guinea-Bissau. This digest contains information on integration of biodiversity in sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans, such as Policy Letter for Agricultural Development, Tropical Forestry Action Plan, Forest Act, Law of Wildlife, Support Programme of Integrated Management of Natural Resources in upstream Niger and Gambia, Broad Policy Letter of Livestock Development, National Strategy for the Environment, National Plan for Management of the Environment, Basic Law on the Environment, Law on Environmental Assessment, National Strategy for Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation, National Biosafety Framework, National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation, National Action Programme to Combat against Desertification, Strategic Plan for the Development of Fisheries, National Plan for Health Development; measures for integrating biodiversity into environmental assessments; conventions related to biodiversity; analysis of the results achieved; measures for integrating biodiversity in development assistance programs.

Information Digest No. 446: Sectoral integration in Guinea. This digest briefs on integration of biodiversity in sectoral and intersectoral strategies and plans, such as forestry, livestock and animal production, protected areas, agriculture and rural infrastructure, mining; integration of biodiversity in intersectoral strategies and plans, including health, tourism, fisheries, education; approach in national and regional Integration of biodiversity, such as national strategies and programmes, subregional strategies and programmes; ecosystem approach in the inter-sectoral strategies, plans and programs, including programme insertion in sectoral policies, accountability of decentralized authorities, partnership development; consideration of biodiversity in environmental impact assessment; conventions related to biodiversity; analysis of results achieved; conclusion.

Information Digest No. 445: Sectoral integration in Ghana. This digest briefs on information concerning the extent to which biodiversity is included in environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments undertaken at various levels; description of the extent to which biodiversity has been integrated into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies and plans, such as forestry, fisheries, livestock, crops; the ecosystem approach; environmental impact assessments and strategic environmental assessments undertaken at various levels; obstacles to integrate biodiversity concerns into policies, plans and programmes.

Information Digest No. 444: Sectoral integration in Cote d’Ivoire. This digest briefs on development of sustainable agriculture, forest management, national reforestation programme, water management, land management, description of the process that led to the integration of biodiversity in these sectoral and intersectoral strategies and plans, description of whether an ecosystem approach was adopted and how it was used to fully integrate sectoral and intersectoral biodiversity strategies, plans and programs, information regarding the extent to which biodiversity is taken into account in the assessment of environmental impact and strategic environmental assessments undertaken at various levels.

Information Digest No. 443: Sectoral integration in Cape Verde. This digest briefs on environment and water resources; environment, health and basic sanitation; environment and biodiversity; environment and planning, infrastructure and civil construction; environment and education, training, information and awareness; environment and tourism; environment and agriculture, forestry and livestock; environment and fisheries; environment and industry, energy and commerce; integration of biodiversity into national plans and program.

Information Digest No. 442: Sectoral integration in Burkina Faso. This digest briefs on legal measures; policies; programs and projects in sectors other than environment; civil society and private organizations such as associations and producer groups in subsectors forests, wildlife and fisheries, private operators in sub-sector forest, wildlife and fishing, operators of subsector improvement of life, environmental associations and NGOs; media.

Information Digest No. 441: Sectoral integration in Benin. This digest briefs on public health sector; energy, mining and water sector; land planning and local communities; handicrafts and tourism sector; agriculture, livestocks and fisheries sector; high education and scientific research; biodiversity conservation approach adopted in Benin; evaluation of the integration or mainstreaming sectoral and intersectoral considerations of biological diversity in Benin.

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