What we do
Through regional hubs in the ACP region and in partnership with a number of institutions, including the MEAs secretariats, the ACP MEAs 3 Programme focuses on institutional and individual capacity building to deal with emerging challenges of environmental management and governance.
Using the three specific objectives focusing on issues of support to MEAs, ocean governance and agriculture, the ACP MEAs 3 programme supports strengthening environmental issues at both institutional and individual levels. Activities such as negotiation trainings, capacity building activities for a number of stakeholder groups such as women, youth, media and journalists, parliamentarians on issues of better management of environment, policy making and implementation for the core of actions in support of this focal area.
The programme supports ACP member states to effectively comply with and implement a number of MEAs belonging to biodiversity and chemicals, waste cluster. Such support includes effective integration of environmental concerns into national policies and laws, mainstreaming environmental issues into SDGs, development of national and regional positions and inputs into MEAs processes, strengthening implementation actions with diverse stakeholder groups, awareness raising, undertaking assessments and sharing of experiences form some of the key areas of support.
Focusing on issues of resource management, safeguarding ocean environments and strengthening regional seas conventions receive support through the ACP MEAs 3 programme.
Implemented by FAO, a number of activities focus on national, regional and global capacity building to adopt ecosystem-based practices in agriculture that are essential for halting the loss of biodiversity and achieving resilient societies, food security and nutrition.
The programme runs special initiatives for Youth Engagement, Media and Journalist Partnership, Strengthening the Gender Dimension, Engaging with Parliamentarians and Support to Environmental Law and Human Rights