PEI Africa Regional Forum

The UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) is currently working in 10 countries in Africa  to integrate environmental sustainability in national development planning processes including poverty and growth plans and strategies as well as budgeting and monitoring processes.  
Since 2005, PEI has applied various economic assessment tools and methodologies including economic valuation, public expenditure reviews and reviews of the use of economic instruments to provide economic evidence of the contribution of environment and natural resources to growth and poverty reduction.  This forum discussed and consolidated lessons learned from country experience and developed a consistent approach to the application of economic assessments and methodologies as part of PEI country programs in the region.
The forum participants reviewed PEI country experience and lessons learned in relation to:

  • Economic assessments/valuation of environment and natural resource: Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Rwanda, Tanzania;
  • Budget guidelines and public expenditure reviews on environment expenditures: Bhutan, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Rwanda, Tanzania; and
  • Environmental fiscal reform (promoting the use of economic instruments for sustainable utilization of environment and natural resources): Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Uganda
  • The value of the assessments and the economics work in the wider context of P-E mainstreaming
  • Provide guidance for future PEI work including enhanced consistency in approaches and methodologies based on global best practice and links to UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, OECD/EU economics related work and other (e.g. Green Economy, TEEB, UNDP Regional Centres)
  • Strengthen partnerships with academic and research institutions within the Africa region
  • The forum was held as an intensive and interactive 4 day consultation workshop in English (with translation in French) 

[Final workshop report] [Agenda] [Concept Note] [Participants List] [Guidelines for presenters and chairs] [Greening the conference brochure

Forum presentations
Monday, 8 November, 2010
Overview of lessons learned from PEI Experience in application of Economic Assessments & Tools 

[Presentation] - PEI Africa Regional Economics Forum, PEI History & objectives 
[Presentation] - Overview of PEI Africa Results (Economic Assessments & Tools), Angela Lusigi, PEI Africa regional programme
[Presentation] - Experience from other PEI Regions on Economic Assessments: Asia, Seon-Mi Choi, PEI Asia regional programme
[Presentation] - Sustainable Consumption and Production/Resource Efficiency, Luc Reuter, UNEP DTIE
[Presentation] - UNEP Green Economy Initiative, Moustapha Kamal Gueye, UNEP Green Economy Advisory Services Unit

Experience from Regional research and academic Institutions
[Presentation] - Formations et recherche de l’Université Senghor, Martin Yelkouni, Egypt (French)
[Presentation] - Mali 
[Presentation] - Indonesia/CIFOR
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010
Economic Assessments and Valuation of Environment and Natural Resources - PEI Country Experience: Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya
[Presentation] - Burkina Faso - country experience (French)

[Presentation] - Mali - country experience (French)
[Presentation] -Mauritania - country experience (French) 
[Presentation] - Kenya country experience
[Presentation] - Malawi country experience
[Presentation] - Rwanda country experience
[Presentation] - Tanzania country experience - Economic Valuation of Ihefu Wetland
Experience from UNDP Africa Regional Service Centres (Dakar and South Africa)
[Presentation] 
[Presentation]
How can PEI improve its work on EA & Valuation? Who should PEI partner with?
[Presentation]
Wednesday, 10 November, 2010
Budget guidelines and public expenditure reviews on environment expenditures - PEI Country Experience: Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania (Country Presentations)

[Presentation] - Malawi country experience: Introduction to Support to MoF in Incorporating Environmental Policy and Tools into the Budget Guidelines
[Presentation] - Tanzania country experience: Public Environment Expenditure Review 
[Presentation] - Rwanda country experience: Public Environment Expenditure Review
How can PEI improve its work on Guidelines, PERs? Who should PEI partner with? (Group discussion )
[Presentation] - Findings & recommendations
Thursday, 11 November, 2010

Environmental fiscal reform including Economic Instruments, PEI Country Experience: Rwanda, Uganda (Country Presentations)
[Presentation] - Rwanda country experience: Environmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) 
[Presentation] - Uganda - Making a difference to the poor: Using Economic Instruments to Promote Sustainable Natural Resource use, Environmental Sustainability and Responses to Climate change
How can PEI improve its work on EFR? Who should PEI partner with? (Group discussion & Plenary)
[Presentation] - Findings & recommendations
Presentation of Outcomes - Closing Statements
[Presentation of Outcomes
[Closing Statement], David Smith, Poverty-Environment Initiative

Workshop documentation
[Template country presentation]
[Country programme brochures]

    Botswana country brochure
    Burkina Faso country brochure
    Kenya country brochure
    Malawi country brochure
    Mali country brochure
    Mauritania country brochure
    Mozambique brochure
    Rwanda country brochure
    Uganda country brochure
    Tanzania country brochure

[Summaries of Economic tools and assessments] English & Français
[Summary] - Uganda: Economic Instruments study 
[Summary] - Malawi: Economic study 
[Summary] - Kenya: Economic Assessment study 
[Summary] - Rwanda: Economic analysis of natural resources management in Rwanda 
[Summary] - Rwanda: A review of existing and potential environmental fiscal reforms and other economic instruments in Rwanda 
[Summary] - Tanzania: Review of Current Practices in Applying Economic Instruments for Environment Management in Tanzania
[Summary] - Tanzania: Economic Valuation of Ihefu Wetland
[Summary] - Rwanda: Public Environmental Expenditure Review in Rwanda
[Summary] - Tanzania: Public Environmental Expenditure Review in Mbozi, Sengerama, and Singida in Tanzania 
[Summary] - Tanzania: Public Environmental Expenditure Review in Kongwa District Council in Tanzania
Logistics 
[Kenya Visa Application form] [Hotels & Guesthouses in Nairobi] [ Map UN compound] [Security Note

For any questions, please contact Ms Angela Lusigi, email: angela.lusigi@unpei.org or Ms Anne Mburu, email: anne.mburu@unpei.org

 

Event Date: 
Monday, November 8, 2010 to Thursday, November 11, 2010
Country Reference: 
Kenya
City/Location: 
Nairobi