2. Introduction of the Action Plan

Release date 06/20/2006
Contributor Han de Koeijer


 

2. INTRODUCTION

This report follows the work of the planning workshop for the definition of the action plan of Project CAF/96/G-31 - ''National Strategy and Action Plan for Biological Diversity'' held on 28 March to April 2, 2000 in Bangui. The particularity of said document and that it tries to recall in a succinct way previous planning stages.

It succinctly presents the context of the workshop, its conduct, the composition of the Planning Team, the analysis of the situation, those of those concerned, the problems and finally the planning elements of the project which include the results of the works, the synoptic planning table as well as the provisions relating to the implementation.
 

2-1. CONTEXT AND RATIONALE

After having ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity in March 1995, the Central African Republic undertook the process of developing a National Plan for the Conservation and Management of Biodiversity, like the other signatory countries of the Rio Convention. of Janeiro in 1992.

The funding granted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the Government enabled the latter to set up Project CAF/96/G-31 - ''National Strategy and Action Plan for Biological Diversity' ' for the conduct of said process.

Bibliographic studies together with information obtained through the MARP, made it possible to draw up the strategy document, adopted in January 2000 in Bangui. The purpose of this seminar is to:

  • Present the national strategy for the conservation of flora and fauna, agrobiodiversity resources, biosecurity, equitable sharing, then the management and sustainable use of biological resources;
  • Define an appropriate action plan of the national strategy and;
  • Inventory and determine the costs of the resources necessary to implement the said plan.

Furthermore, the action plan for this strategy, the subject of this report, constitutes a stage. It will be supplemented by a budget, program and project sheets, a financing and resource mobilization plan.

2-2. METHODOLOGY

The methodology used is that of planning by objectives, which is essentially based on:
 

  • the method that should guide the work of the planning group;
  • teamwork which serves as a framework for the study of multi-sector problems and;
  • visualization which helps to retain in writing the contributions of the participants and to fix the results of the discussion.

The use of this method in the framework of this workshop is justified insofar as, for the analysis and the planning of the programme, it is based on the experience according to which working together is carried out more harmoniously when the participants can agree on objectives formulated as clearly as possible.

However, the central issues and objectives have been defined in previous exercises.