Strengthening the Environmental Management Information System for Coastal Development in Cote d’Ivoire


At present, the environmental information on which development agents base their decisions is incomplete, outdated, unavailable, or inaccessible in Cote d’Ivoire. Together with the weak capacities of managing data and information, it has had the unintended consequence of suboptimal decisions on natural resource management, especially related to biodiversity, increased impacts on climate change, and accelerated land degradation.  Hence, there is a need to strengthen the national capacity to ensure national sustainable development through improved monitoring and information management for better environmental policy development. 

Project details

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Signature programmes: 
Level of intervention: 
Key collaborators: 
Implementing agencies and partnering organizations: 
Cote d’Ivoire’s Ministry for the Environment and Sustainable Development
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Project status: 
Source of Funds Pipeline
Financing amount: 
$ 550,000 (as of August 2012, detailed in the PIF)
Co-financing total: 
$ 700,000 (as of August 2012, detailed in the PIF)

Key results and outputs

The outcomes for the project are –

  1. Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) for decision making on coastal zone development will be created to update understanding of data and information needs, with particular reference to coastal zone management (Outcome 1.1); Strengthen the existing databases on coastal zone management (Output 1.2); Strengthen the organizational capacities of the MINEDD and relevant structures for cost-effective management of the coastal development EMIS (Outcome 1.3); Identify guidelines, lessons learned, best practices, models and other knowledge management tools (Outcome 1.4); Conducting training on collection and use of environmental data (Outcome 1.5);  Create open and secure Internet-based EMIS (Outcome 1.6) and;  Develop EMIS financial sustainability plan (Outcome 1.7).
  2. Piloting the use of improved environmental information systems for better decision making related to coastal zone management. This will be achieved through carrying out an institutional analysis of governance structures and consultative processes on coastal zone management (Outcome 2.1); Institutional reforms of the MINEDD and relevant structures to improve coastal zone management decision-making (Outcome 2.2); Collecting information related to stakeholders and partnership to meet Rio Conventions objectives (Outcome 2.3); Conducting awareness and training campains to institutionalize the use of EMIS into decision-making processes (Outcome 2.4) and; Establishing a system for information exchange and dissemination on integrated coastal zone management (Outcome 2.5).


Programme meetings and workshops

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Monitoring and evaluation

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Tom Twining Ward
Regional Technical Advisor