The Government of Malawi (GoM) through the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MoNREM) has received funding from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to support environment, climate change and disaster risk management in the country. Specifically the project provides support for mainstreaming of environment, natural resources, climate change management and disaster risk management in policies, programmes and plans implemented in selected districts. The Project will also assist GoM to enhance data collection and knowledge on environment and natural resources, climate change and disaster risk management; and establish and strengthen coordination mechanisms and their implementation arrangements.
Project Expected Outcomes
The ENRM project outcome is that the National policies, local and national institutions should effectively support equitable and sustainable economic growth and food security by 2016.
Project Expected Outputs
Main outputs of the project are as follows:
- Mainstreaming Environment, Natural resources, Climate Change Management and disaster risk management in policies, programmes and plans implemented in 15 districts;
- Data and knowledge on ENR, CC and DRM made available; and
- Coordination mechanisms and implementation arrangements for CC, ENR and DRR established and strengthened
Overall Project Coordination
The ENRM Project is being coordinated by the Environmental Affairs Department in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MoNREM). The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining is the executing agency, assuming overall responsibility and accountability of the project.
Project Implementation Arrangements
The implementation of activities will be done by a number of partners such as Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development (MoFEPD), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MoLGRD) and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD).
Policy and Technical Guidance
The Project will use existing Environment and Climate Change Steering Committee and its Technical Committee to provide policy and technical guidance on management of the project including approving annual work plans and budgets and reviewing project implementation progress. UNDP through SLM Advisor will play and maintain advisory role for the ENRM project.