In accordance with Decision 3/COP 9, the GM is requested to provide staff, within available resources, to the Regional Coordination Mechanisms (RCMs). To date, staff have been deployed to the RCMs for both Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, with the process for Asia currently in progress.
GM staff are co-located with staff deployed by the UNCCD Secretariat within the same host institution and will play a key role in providing services at the regional level with regard to promoting financing for the UNCCD, as set out in the GM's mandate and fully in line with the decisions taken by the Conference of Parties (COP).
A specific GM work programme for RCMs will be established within the GM's overall work programme and budget for each biennium as approved by the respective COPs and in close cooperation with the region and Presidencies of the Regional Annexes. ToRs for GM staff in the RCMs have been elaborated and submitted to UNCCD focal points.
The Regional Financial Expert deployed by the GM in the RCMs will contribute to the following:
1. sharpening the focus and improving delivery at the regional and sub-regional levels with regard to the effective mobilization of financial resources for sustainable land management (SLM), inter alia through regional financing platforms as outlined in the UNCCD Ten-Year Strategy,
2. strengthening the GM's role as an effective regional partner and in appropriate regional processes and institutions, including cooperation with the donor community and international organizations represented at the regional level and CCD stakeholders at large; and
3. supporting regional synergies of regional and sub-regional processes and institutional cooperation relevant to UNCCD implementation such as climate change, agriculture, food security etc. to substantially increase finance for UNCCD implementation
For more information:
Mr Kwame Awere-Gyekye, Programme Coordinator, East & Southern Africa
Tel. +39 065459 2199
k.awere (at) global-mechanism.org