NDA Strengthening and Country Programming support for Dominican Republic through Fundación Reservas del País

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NDA Strengthening and Country Programming support for Dominican Republic through Fundación Reservas del País

As a tropical island, the DR is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change; extreme climatic events have the potential to severely disrupt the path of social and economic development in the country. In this context, the Government of the Dominican Republic has made an effort to provide the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources with a structure and legal mandate to tackle climate change, going from being a Secretariat of State to have Ministerial rank in recent years. Even as the ministry has more than 4,000 employees, divided in 5 deputy ministries in each area of work, it faces capacity challenges associated with fulfilling its specific tasks as National Designated Authority to the GCF. In particular, the NDA will require support to strengthen its capacity to coordinate with other government institutions, building on the Climate Change Council, an inter-agency body focusing on the development of a climate change agenda for the country, and in consultation with all relevant stakeholders. The support will help strengthen knowledge of NDA staff, particularly the Climate Change Direction, about the operational policies and procedures of the Green Climate Fund, and help to incorporate them into the daily practice of ministry.

Cover date 22 June 2015
Document type Approved readiness proposal
Country
Dominican Republic