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NAP Development in South Eastern Europe_A Sub-regional approach to combat Land Degradation: The Balkans NAP alignment process
Side Event or Special Event : Side Event
Name of contact:

Prof. Dr. Mihajlo MARKOVIC​

Side Event Date: 17/09/2013 13:00
Organization contact: NGO Forestry and Environmental Action (fea), BiH
Hosting organization:

Bosnia and Herzegovina

RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning


Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism


Side Event Description:


The four countries of the Balkan region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) are pioneering the UNCCD NAP alignment processes in Central and East Europe. With support of GEF and UNEP, the countries have started with the NAP alignment in 2013 almost simultaneously, and have identified numerous opportunities for synergies, complementariness and experience sharing and increased role of the civil society sector. The cooperation and synergies overarches to other ongoing GEF and UNEP supported projects in the region, such as the preparation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans of the CBD convention.
The side event aims at presenting the NAP alignment process in the four Balkan countries by their national representatives and with support of the NGO sector, as an example of organically growing regional response to land degradation also through  NAP alignment, which can be replicated in other countries and regions.
The side event is promoted by Bosnia and Herzegovina, the RS Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, with the support and participation of Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.
The event is supported by UNEP Vienna ISCC and Forestry and Environmental Action (fea).


Coorganizations: UNEP Vienna ISCC
Coorganizations contact: National Focal Point for UNCCD (BiH)
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