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Marija_Brdarski_GTR

  1. 1. Swedish Regional Programme for Sustainable Natural Resources Management and Environment in Central America 2004-2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Sweden’s overall development cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeted for 2005: 22,417 million SEK (3,200 million USD) </li></ul><ul><li>Financed through tax payments </li></ul><ul><li>Corresponding to 2,500 SEK (350 USD) per Swedish citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Target to reach 1 % of GNI reached in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>About half of the total amount is channelled through Sida </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Swedish overall goal with development cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>The overall goal is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve the quality of their lives </li></ul><ul><li>This includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy and good governance </li></ul><ul><li>Equality between men and women </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Economic growth </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Natural resources and the environment in CA </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: To contribute to poverty reduction and reduced ecological vulnerability </li></ul><ul><li>Target group: The rural poor in Central America </li></ul><ul><li>Overall budget frame 195 million SEK for Central America </li></ul><ul><li>Overall budget period 2004-2008 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The programme should support; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human capacity building with respect to sustainable management of natural resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The development of technically, ecologically and socially adapted methods for improved natural resources management </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>- The development of policies and dialogues for natural resources management and for an improved environment at a regional level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Practical application of sustainable natural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resources management by financing projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and programmes involving several countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>where know-how and experiences are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exchanged between countries in the region </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The role of Sida <ul><li>Facilitator (exchange of experiences) </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyst (pilot activities) </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue partner (dissemination of results, policy and harmonisation) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thematic priorities <ul><li>Management of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Higher education and research </li></ul><ul><li>Policy and regional harmonisation </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Forests and local management of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Natural disasters </li></ul><ul><li>Rural poverty and rural development </li></ul>
  9. 9. Portfolio of regional activities <ul><li>Core support to CATIE </li></ul><ul><li>Core support to Prisma </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Impact Assessment CCAD/IUCN </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed managment CATIE/FOCUENCAS </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster prevention CEPREDENAC </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships for higher education at EARTH </li></ul>
  10. 10. Regional activities <ul><li>Partnership programme IDB </li></ul><ul><li>(studies on CAFTA, country environmental analysis Nicaragua) </li></ul><ul><li>Future support?? </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional support CCAD </li></ul><ul><li>Regional forestry strategy PERFOR </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional support CEPREDENAC </li></ul><ul><li>RUTA </li></ul>
  11. 11. Marine initiative <ul><li>Support to regional fisheries and marine environmental organisations in Central America and the Caribbean through mainly FAO and UNEP </li></ul>

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