GCP/GLO/204/ITA - Framework Programme for Promoting Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas

Region Interregional & Global
Subregion Interregional & Global
Objective To combat poverty and attain meaningful development in mountains, consistent with the Millennium Development Goals.
Activities and Outcomes The project supports the Mountain Partnership Secretariat for which the central coordinating unit is hosted at FAO and works with more than 180 governments, NGOs and IGOs to promote and facilitate collaborative activities for sustainable mountain development. The project is designed to be a catalytic force in developing capacity among key partners to enable them to better design and implement sustainable mountain development activities, working to reinforce long term institutional settings at regional and country level. This will be achieved through support to members of the Mountain Partnership in activities they undertake, including: i) Advocacy activities to promote the inclusion of mountain issues in the main international political agenda and debates, such as the Rio Conventions and the Rio+20 process; ii) Regional/global workshops aimed at identifying operational recommendations and proposals for concerted action on policies for mountain regions; iii) Information exchange and networking actions; iv) Mobilizing technical support in areas related to sustainable development in mountains, such as climate change, biodiversity, desertification, food security and poverty alleviation; v) Guidelines for practitioners on coordination and concerted action on policies for mountain regions, institutional strengthening for effective policy-implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of their implementation, effectiveness and impact.
Donor Italian Government
Implementing agency FAO
Duration 2007 - 2012
Budget USD 1,900,000
Project status Active

Involved Instituions


Olman Serrano:

FAO Lead Technical Unit

[email protected]