Re-costing to implement the Second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (Namibia)


30 November 2016

Progress Namibia joins the Namibia Nature Foundation to conduct the re-costing and refinement of the costs to fully implement the Second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP2) in Namibia. Namibia is rich in biodiversity, both in terms of ecosystems and species. Acknowledging the importance of biodiversity, the Namibian government has been pursuing a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) since 2001, and is currently implementing the second such plan; NBSAP2. Nevertheless the implementation of these plans has encountered difficulties, in particular a lack of funding and communication constraints have been observed. The Biodiversity Resource Mobilisation (ResMob) Project, implemented in partnership between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the GIZ (German Development Corporation), has the goal to improve Namibia’s capacity to mobilise resources for biodiversity conservation.

In order for ResMob to develop a comprehensive resource mobilisation strategy, a re-costing and refinement of the costs to fully implement NBSAP2 has become necessary.

The objective of this assignment is to evaluate which resources are needed in relation with what has been budgeted to allow a successful implementation of NBSAP2. The team will base the re-calculation and refinement of the costs on the UNDP-BIOFIN guidelines. The team will not only identify and propose the correction of gaps but will improve, through workshops, the capacitation of different stakeholders in budgeting, costing and in scenario and the application of sensitivity analysis. The project will run from December 2016 to March 2017.

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