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Mobilising resources for the effective implementation of Namibia’s updated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

As of: October 2021

The project supported the Namibian Government to mobilize financial resources for the conservation of biodiversity. It conducted an economic assessment of ecosystem services and supported its integration into national governance processes. In addition, the project provided support to decision-makers in the development of economic and policy instruments for line ministries as well as environmental management plans for companies. The project also developed a resource mobilisation strategy for implementing Namibia’s 2nd National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Lessons learned fed into the national accounts, national budgetary planning and the Fifth National Development Plan in order to make the values of biological diversity visible for national governance processes, and to promote sustainable decision-making.

State of implementation/results

Project contributed to CBD Aichi Goal 1 (raising awareness of the value of biodiversity), 2 (integrating biodiversity into broader governance processes), 3 (reducing negative incentives, increasing positive incentives), 17 (implementing biodiversity strategies) and 20 (Mobilizing sufficient resources for the biodiversity strategy) and was important for the effective implementation of NBSAP 2
  • The conceptual approach to strengthen the negotiating position of the Ministry of the Environment, including the NBSAP Committee with an economic evaluation study (TEEB) was very successful
  • Trainings on ecosystem services and the Project-created documents were used by the NBSAP Committee to successfully strengthen the environmental dimension in the new National Development Plan - NDP5
  • The project successfully co-operated closely with the UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) to identify the resource gap and develop the resource mobilization strategy
  • The Namibian-created "Biodiversity Expenditure Review" is considered an international best practice and has been incorporated into the update of the BIOFIN Handbook one
  • MET approved the resource mobilization strategy developed with support of the project

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) - Namibia

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) - Namibia

BMU grant:
2.975.000,00 €

11/2013  till  12/2018

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