Strengthening Natural Resource Management

What is the Project About

Strengthening Natural Resource ManagementPhoto: Dhiraj Singh/UNDP India

In partnership with Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, the project aims to develop capacities of key institutions, officials and other stakeholders to manage the emerging challenges related to conservation.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So FarPhoto: Dhiraj Singh/UNDP India
  • Following the success of the first-ever India Biodiversity Awards given at the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the second India Biodiversity Awards were announced and awarded in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on the International Day for Biological Diversity under four different categories: 1) Community Stewardship; 2) Decentralized Governance; 3) Co-management; and 4) Protected Areas.

  • UNDP provided essential technical support for the successful launch of the Global e-Network by the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat to the CBD on 26 February 2014, at the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. The e-Network connects over 300 government officials, CBD and Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) national focus points from over 120 countries. The e-Network enables members to share information on progress towards the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol. Members can also share information on events, such as capacity-building workshops, and best practices on ABS through the e-Network. Queries raised by network members on India’s experience regarding ratifying the Nagoya Protocol can also be answered via the e-Network.

  • UNDP provided technical assistance to the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) for organizing an orientation workshop on the theme of landscape approach in conservation. The workshop aimed to develop an understanding of the topic among IIFM’s faculty and students, and other line department officials of Madhya Pradesh.

  • UNDP, with support from national experts, facilitated in modifying the course curriculum of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy to include the subject of coastal and marine biodiversity in the syllabus of probationers and in-service officers of the Indian Forest Service. Some of the areas identified are: marine and coastal aquatic resources, ecosystem approaches, planning and management, livelihoods and institutional aspects.

Funding Support by

Donor Name Amount Contributed
UNDP US$ 1,500,000 


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2016 US$ 1,229,669
2015 US$ 488,109.03
2014 US$ 321,212
2013 US$ 99,737



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