On the way to understanding MEA's


ET Director Any Roberts (right) accepts a token from bhp Billiton's country manager Vincent Pereira. ET will participate in the CANARI project 'Capacity Development for improved management of Multilateral Environmental Agreements for Global Environmental Benefits'.


Approval from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has been granted for the project entitled “Capacity Development for improved management of Multilateral Environmental Agreements for Global Environmental
Benefits” with a value of Two Million US Dollars.

The project’s objectives are to: train participants on environmental obligations, rules and
regulations, monitoring and evaluation, and national reporting guidelines and requirements to the Conventions for key actors including civil society and key members of national institutions as well as coordinating bodies with responsibilities for environmental matters;

It will also seek to create, leverage and maintain coordination and alignment among relevant bodies by creating cross institutional alliances, strengthening management capacities for implementing multilateral environmental agreements’ requirements, and developing coordination mechanisms to replicate and disseminate necessary information and approaches;

Last but not least it plans to develop an awareness and communications strategy to raise awareness of multilateral environmental agreements’ obligations and requirements and disseminate project results awareness to effectively coordinate the achievement of global obligations.