This thematic area aims at assisting countries in utilizing the ecosystem approach to enhance human well-being. Building on UNEP’s mandate to improve the scientific understanding of ecosystem functioning, this sub programme promotes an approach that addresses a whole ecological unit as a single system. At the national and regional level, UNEP facilitates policies and laws that promote environment for development, emphasizing the socio-economics aspects of ecosystem services through payment for ecosystem services and incorporate biodiversity as a working system for ecosystem functioning. Providing capacity building for testing tools and methodologies and support to the Africa Ministerial Council on Water AMCOW and to National level processes.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Mohamed Abdel-Monem
Regional Programme Team Leader: