Mauritania: Mainstreaming Local Environmental Management in the Planning Process

The aim of this programme is to ensure environmental issues are taken into account in the planning processes of poverty reduction activities. Taking a bottom up approach, the Programme focuses on tackling challenges linked to achieving the MDGs, based on two strategic outcomes. Firstly, the implementation of a portfolio of participative environmental and poverty reduction projects designed to achieve sustainable management of natural resources, the promotion of hygiene and sanitation, while giving priority to national ownership and sustainable development. Secondly, the Programme aims to strengthen the country's capacity to mainstream environmental issues into the national planning process. The project will be implemented by the Ministry Delegate for the Environment, in collaboration with relevant departments, local communities, NGOs and grass roots organisations.
Implementation period: August 2008 - August 2011 

The Outcomes and Outputs of this Joint Programme are:

Outcome 1: Implementation of a portfolio of participative environmental and poverty reduction projects designed to achieve sustainable management of natural resources, the promotion of hygiene and sanitation, while giving priority to national ownership and sustainable development

Component 1: Desertification control and sustainable natural resources management 

  • Output 1: The ecosystems of zones targeted by the programme are rehabilitated
  • Output 2: The capacity of communities regarding natural resource management techniques is strengthened

Component 2: Water-Sanitation-Environmental Health 

  • Output 1: Improved governance for water management in Trarza region
  • Output 2: Strengthened capacity to manage water resources through regional water committee
  • Output 3: Improving decision support for sustainable management of water resources & related infrastructure  
  • Output 4: Targeted municipalities, supported by decentralised technical administrative structures, have sustainable access to drinking water and to improved sanitation, and adopt good hygiene practices
  • Output 5: Improved capacity of local communities through to conduct participatory management of local water and environment resources (in regards of the increased household incomes)

Outcome 2: Enhanced national capacity for a better mainstreaming of environmental challenges into the planning process

  • Output 2.1.: The poverty/environment axis (APE) indicators are developed and integrated into the national poverty monitoring systems 
  • Output 2.2.: Development of tools and mechanisms to integrate the environment as a priority area for the planning process
  • Output 2.3.: Strengthening national capacity on the environment/poverty issue

In this programme FAO is mainly involved in the implementation of Component 1 (Outputs 1 and 2)

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last updated:  Thursday, December 16, 2010