Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
AGENDA 21 CHAPTERS AND PROGRAMME AREAS OF PARTICULAR FOCUS OR INTEREST:
See check list in annex.
BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF AND LINKS TO INFORMATION ACTIVITIES:
Collection, Observation, Monitoring
Data is collected by field
survey and istribution of country questionnaires. Information source
is from governments.
All aspects of Agenda 21 are covered by the data. The data collection
is coordinated via correspondence.
Methodologies, Quality Control, Harmonization
Development of indicators
for monitoring and evaluating progress made towards attaining food security,
lowering population growth rates and better management of the environment.
Level of the integration of environmental dimensions in development
planning in the context of African strategies, especially on food security,
population growth rates, and environmental management. Assessment
of the implementation of the plans/programmes of action of international
conferences: Agenda 21, Habitat II, World Food Summit, International
Conference on Population and Development, etc. other organisations are
coordinated with in all aspects of Agenda 21.
The data is gathered from responses to secretariat documents at meetings
of legislative organs.
Expert Systems/Decision-support systems
Dissemination is via distribution
of documents at meetings or to countries. Web site under development.
The information is used by Governments, NGOs and Institutions. There
is a meta-information inventory, and the information possessed is promoted
using seminars and workshops.
Information is provided to
decision makers by situation reports at meetings.
Network Development and Support
Climate network of AMCEN, but no interaction with other networks.
Proposals are being submitted for support.
Office/Person (for inquiries or follow-up):
Prof. Paulina Makinwa-Adebusoye
Earthwatch focal point
Food Security and Sustainable Development Division
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
P.O. Box 3001
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 1 51 7700
Fax: +251 1 51 44 16
February 1998, updated April 1999