National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management

What is the Project About

The objective of the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA)  is to take stock of Somalia’s existing capacities and specific capacity needs and priorities, as it moves to implement multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) to which it is signatory. More specifically, the Project will, through a country-driven process, analyze capacity gaps and capacity development needs for implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD). Capacity needs will be assessed at the individual, institutional and systemic (policy and legislative framework) levels, including by assessing vertical (local & regional authorities –national government) and horizontal (government – NGOs/CBOs – private sector) coordination structures for planning and executing activities.

Expected Outputs

Overall output: NCSA Strategy and Action Plan finalised in line with Global Environment Facility (GEF) guidelines.

The NCSA project has been designed in consultation with the FGS and regional member states.  The three key expected outputs of the project are as follows:
•    Output 1: Institutional Structure for NCSA preparation established  
•    Output 2: NCSA strategy and action plan prepared ensuring gender sensitivity with inputs from the thematic assessments
•    Output 3: Stakeholders including women and women CBOs/NGOs  fully engaged, awareness of key stakeholders raised and NCSA finalised

What have we accomplished so far?

The  NCSA Project  contributed to the following results:
•    A national level inter-ministerial team with federal member states representatives was established, with a  coordination lead from  the Office of the State Minister for Environmental Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister  
•    The findings of NCSA draft report were presented to the FGS-UN Environment Working Group.
•     In order to implement the recommendations or NCSA report, follow up project concept note has been developed and is under review.
•    1 stocktaking report finalized, 3 Thematic Assessments Completed on three thematic areas of climate change, desertification, and biodiversity. The purpose of the exercise was to inventory all convention-related activities and concerned stakeholders and collect all national documents relevant to the convention thematic areas.
•    Crosscutting analysis, NCSA Strategy and Action Plan has been finalized. The Cross cutting report has been finalized and will support the quality review of the NCSA action plan. The cross cutting analysis report focus on the existing gaps at individual, organizational and systemic levels. During the analysis, common needs and areas for capacity growth will be identified and possible synergies will be established by the sector related ministries throughout the National capacity Self assessments (NCSA) and the strategy is meant to improve the quality of the NCSA draft report
•    Draft NCSA Report Completed and due for dissemination

Donor Resources

Untitled Document

NCSA (2015-16):

Sources of funding:



US$ 176,856.00


US$ 59,182.00

Total resource to mobilize

US$ 236,038


2015 – US$ 108, 168

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