National Capacity Development for Implementing Rio Conventions through Environmental Governance

The Rio project aims to enhance the capacity of relevant policy and institutional stakeholders to enable compliance with the three Rio Conventions and other Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). Specifically, this will be carried out by targeted capacity building programmes for government staff at the local, regional and national levels on the provisions of Rio Convention as these apply to their roles and responsibilities to implement associated development interventions and policies. The expected outcome of the project ensures the identified best practices and innovative approaches meeting and sustaining Rio Conventions are available and accessible for implementation through national development policies and programmes.

This outcome is disaggregated into three components:

Component 1:   Global environmental Conventions mainstreamed into vocational training and re-training structures for public institutions in Bangladesh

Output 1.1           Survey of public sector stakeholders

Output 1.2           Review of best practices to mainstream Rio Conventions

Output 1.3           Review of training needs to operationalize Rio Conventions

Output 1.4           Improved training programme and curricula on Rio Conventions

Output 1.5          Trainers are trained on best practices to operationalize Rio Conventions

Output 1.6          Training courses on Rio Convention implementation are carried out

Output 1.7          Cooperative agreement among training consortium members

Component 2:   Global environmental Conventions mainstreamed into human resource development systems for sustainable development practitioners

Output 2.1           Rio Convention analytical framework

Output 2.2           Integrated Rio Convention sectoral development plan

Output 2.3          Integrated global environmental and sustainable development roadmap

Output 2.4          Lessons Learned study

Component 3:   Improved multi-sectoral environmental policies and programmes, and associated governance structures.

Output 3.1           Project Launch and Results Conference

Output 3.2           Public awareness implementation plan

Output 3.3           Public awareness and educational materials

Output 3.4           Awareness-raising dialogues and workshops

Output 3.5          Internet visibility of good practices for mainstreaming Rio Conventions obligation



Project start date:

July 2014

Estimated end date:

April 2018

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bangladesh

    Implementing partner:

    Dept. of Environ. & Forests

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $216,957

    2018 $262,293

    2017 $299,124

    2016 $43,458

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