The AEIN implementation strategy focuses on three key platforms, which
define project activity areas:
Enhancing Analytical Capacity
Capacity building for harnessing professional skills and methodologies
for analysing data and generating policy-oriented and targeted environmental
information, and for integrating such information into sustainable development
decision making; The core objective of AEIN is to build national-level
capacity for integrating environmental information into decision-making
and policy formulation. Capacity building activities in this respect focus
on integrated environmental assessment and reporting, addressing skills
and methodologies for policy analysis, multi-scale/temporal data analysis,
and the production of indicator-based national and sub-regional assessments
and SoE reports, and providing inputs into the AEO process. Tools and
methodologies that have been developed within the SoE/AEO/GEO frameworks
will serve as the basis for these activities.
Training will focus on quantitative and qualitative analysis of environmental
trends and underlying driving forces, the evaluation of policies related
to the environment, and the assessment of policy options in the context
of integrated future scenarios.
Enhancing Environmental Information Networking
Supporting and catalysing networking
and the development of the infrastructure and support mechanisms for a
comprehensive and harmonised national sustainable development data foundation.
The AEIN focus in this regard will be on core datasets for integrated
environmental assessments and reporting; and
Information Packaging and Dissemination
Using information and communication technologies (ICT) to manage
data and information, and to facilitate access to information
, and also to communicate this information to decision makers at various
levels of society, as well as the wider public.