The Integrating Global Environmental Concerns in Development Decision Making (IGECIDDM) Project is a response to the key capacity constraints identified in the Solomon Islands’ National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) conducted in 2008. These includes; ineffective legislation and policy framework; institutional, technical and capacity weaknesses; lack of public awareness and information sharing for sound environmental management and decision making; lack of mainstreaming environmental considerations, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development across government programmes; and gaps in human capacity and development. The Project specifically fits under the strategic priority related to cross-cutting capacity-building (CB2). The Project goal is to deliver global environmental benefits across the three Rio Conventions through reduced deforestation and forest degradation by strengthening policy coordination and planning mechanisms.
This requires the country to have, among others, the capacity to access and use data and information, as well as best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into planning, decision and reporting processes. To this end, the project’s objective is to strengthen and institute a tiered network of key decision-makers, planners, and other stakeholders to catalyze and sustain reductions of deforestation and forest degradation in a way that meets objectives under the three Rio Conventions.