Capacity Development Initiative: GEF Cell and SGP India

What is the Project About

What is the Project About
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In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, the purpose of the project is to enable India to effectively access, utilize and monitor resources secured from the Global Environment Facility through strengthening institutional capacity of the special unit set up within the Ministry.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
Photo: Tom Pietrasik/UNDP India
  • Completed and operationalized the GEF monitoring strategy

  • Identified 14 SGP projects for upscaling and replication in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

  • Enhanced technical and institutional capacities of project partners leading to the formation and/or strengthening of nearly 320 self-help groups

  • Strengthened capacities of communities and NGOs to leverage additional funds from other donors to upscale their activities

  • Trained communities to undertake nature-based enterprise management and operations linking markets for increased income and improved livelihoods

  • Enhanced capacities of local communities through knowledge-based workshops and training sessions

  • Introduced new and upgradable technologies in the project areas

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 1,075,910


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 97,937
2011 US$ 131,000
2010 US$ 160,914
Till 2009 US$ 718, 353




Project Overview
Status:
Closed
Project Start Date:
2007
Estimated End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
National-level
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Nayanika Singh
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India; Centre for Environment Education
Highlights
  • The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Cell was set up in the Ministry of Environment and Forests in 1999 
  • The project aims to strengthen institutional capacity of the GEF Cell to help India access, utilize and monitor GEF resources effectively
  •  Completed and operationalized the GEF monitoring strategy as part of the project
  • Identified 14 small grants projects to upscale and replicate in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, MP, Odisha, Rajasthan and UP
  • Enhanced capacities of project partners and communities and NGOs
  • Introduced new and upgradable technologies in project areas
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