Action Plan Development

Overview

A well-prepared action plan outlines, for the chosen priority topic, the specific goal and objectives to be achieved, related activities to be undertaken, associated responsibilities of the participants, time frames, and resource and evaluation details. UNITAR provides guidance and training to partner countries on action plan development and project planning and management with an emphasis on chemicals management subject areas. This is undertaken through Stockholm Convention-related projects as well as action plan skills-building in other areas of chemicals management.

Current Projects

UNITAR, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and its other Implementing Agencies, is providing national-level training, and technical and financial support to countries that have signed and/or are Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and have prepared and submitted GEF Enabling Activity proposals to develop/strengthen skills to undertake project planning, including action plan development.

Least Developed Countries: The UNITAR/UNDP Project, Action Plan Skills Building for 15 Least Developed Countries to assist with National Implementation Plan Development under the Stockholm Convention, is funded by the GEF, with support from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU). This project was created in response to an overwhelming number of country applications to the project Action Plan Training/Skills Building for 25 Least Developed Countries to assist with National Implementation Plan Development under the Stockholm Convention. The project, which is executed by UNITAR on behalf of UNDP, builds upon the experience gained and lessons learned through projects in some 40 countries to-date to assist them in developing a wide variety of action plans on priority topics of sound chemicals management.

Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition: Support has also been received from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (formerly BUWAL) to support action plan skills building in 7 additional developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Guidance

To view the GEF project summary for the project Action Plan Skills Building for 15 Least Developed Countries to assist with National Implementation Plan Development under the Stockholm Convention, please click here.

Revised guidance and training materials have been prepared and were widely distributed as part of the above projects.  In addition, "Decision Trees to assist with the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention"--an interactive tool to identify country obligations under the Convention--has been developed in partnership with UNEP. Download

Action Plan Helpdesk and FAQs

The Action Plan Helpdesk was created to assist all countries that have received UNITAR training on action plan development for National Implementation Plan development under the Stockholm Convention. It can be used to submit questions and comments to UNITAR on action plan development. The Helpdesk also includes a Frequently Asked Questions section that will be continuously updated.

Action Plan Country Workshops

Action Plan Skills Building for 15 Least Developed Countries to assist with National Implementation Plan Development under the Stockholm Convention

Venue Duration
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 26-28 Jun 2006
Monrovia, Liberia 17-19 Jul 2006
Bangui, Central African Republic 25-27 Jul 2006
Kigali, Rwanda 31 Jul - 2 Aug 2006
Maputo, Mozambique 14-16 Aug 2006
Antananarivo, Madagascar 4-6 Oct 2006
Funafuti, Tuvalu 7-9 Nov 2006
Fomboni, Moheli, Union of Comoros 21-23 Nov 2006
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe 12-14 Feb 2007
Niamey, Niger 28-30 Mar 2007
Port Vila, Vanuatu 10-12 Apr 2007
Freetown, Sierra Leone 3-5 Sep 2007
Cape Verde 21-23 Nov 2007
Asmara, Eritrea 12-14 July 2011

 
Action Plan Training/Skills Building for 25 Least Developed Countries to assist with National Implementation Plan Development under the Stockholm Convention

 

Venue Duration
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 19-21 Oct 2004
Sana'a, Yemen 9-11 Jan 2005
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 17-19 Jan 2005
Banjul, The Gambia 8-11 Feb 2005
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 21-23 Mar 2005
N'Djamena, Chad 5-6 Apr 2005
Apia, Samoa 17-19 May 2005
Bamako, Mali 18-20 May 2005
Khartoum, Sudan 23-25 May 2005
Tarawa, Kiribati 25-27 May 2005
Nouakchott, Mauritania 13-16 Jun 2005
Conakry, Guinea 20-22 Jun 2005
Cotonou, Benin 9-11 Aug 2005
Maseru, Lesotho 9-11 Aug 2005
Lilongwe, Malawi 15-17 Aug 2005
Lusaka, Zambia 22-24 Aug 2005
Dakar, Senegal 24-26 Aug 2005
Bissau, Guinea Bissau 26-28 Oct 2005
Lomé, Togo 8-10 Nov 2005
Jinja, Uganda 23-25 Nov 2005
Dhaka, Bangladesh  4-6 Dec 2005 
Vientiane, Laos  14-16 Dec 2005 
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti  13-15 Mar 2006 
Port-au-Prince, Haiti  25-27 Apr 2006 
Kathmandu, Nepal  18-20 May 2006 


Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition

 

Venue Duration
Accra, Ghana 9-11 Mar 2005
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire 2-5 Aug 2005
Ulaan Baator, Mongolia 16 -18 Aug 2005
Tblisi, Georgia 15-16 Dec 2005
Pyongyang, DPR Korea 6-10 Mar 2006
Beijing, China 15-17 Mar 2006
Bangkok, Thailand 20 and 22 Mar 2006
Islamabad, Pakistan 28-31 Mar 2006
Borovoe, Kazakhstan 29-31 Mar 2006


Assistance

For details on assistance in this area, please see the Country Application Opportunities page.