Development cooperation ,24.08.2012

VALIME/Implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification


The objective of the Programme is to support the implementation of the UNCCD (UN Convention to Combat Desertification) in West Asia and North Africa, specifically its 10-Year Strategic Plan with focus on improving the living conditions of affected populations (Strategic Objective 1), improving the conditions of affected ecosystems (Strategic Objective 2), and mobilizing partners and resources for drylands development (Strategic Objective 4). Its Purpose is to mobilize partners and resources to improve the living conditions of local populations and the management of natural resources in areas affected by desertification and drought in six Programme countries namely, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan and possibly Syria. This will be achieved through the provision of policy advice, technical support and catalytic funding towards: a) Mainstreaming dryland development issues into policy and planning frameworks; b) Enhancing livelihoods and building resilience of dryland communities; c) Improving the management of natural resources; d) Promoting gender equity and empowerment of dryland women; and e) Facilitation of knowledge sharing and South-South cooperation.

Funding decision  24.08.2012

3 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Desertification
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

  • YK:n kehitysohjelma
  • YK:n kehitysohjelma



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