The National Capacity Self Assessment is aimed at determining national capacity requirements and defining national capacity needs and priorities under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The main output of the NCSA is the National Strategy and Action Plan (NSAP).
Leading up to the NSAP are the production of a series of reports which includes the following:
Is a detail account of the initiation and planning process undertaken to carry out and implement the NCSA Project. The Inception and Planning Phase includes a series of planning and initiation consultation workshops and meetings with major key stakeholders who are implementers of the 3 Rio Conventions.
Provides the Baseline Information of what is done in Fiji in addressing the three thematic areas of the convention that includes Climate Change, Land Degradation and Desertification, Conservation and Biodiversity in the following context:
In-depth Thematic Assessment
The in-depth Thematic Assessment Report provides an in-depth assessment and analysis of the Baseline Information established under the Stocktake Phase. It aims to highlight the existing capacity in Fiji in terms of resources and what are some capacity constraint areas to be addressed in order to be able to better address Climate Change, Land Degradation and Desertification and Conservation Biodiversity in Fiji.
Is an attempt to prioritize the capacity need identified in the earlier in-depth assessment report that cut across the three Rio Conventions. The priority Crosscutting Report, have seven common issues that cut across the three conventions as listed:
National Strategic and Action Plan
The National Strategic and Action Plan provides a set of recommended strategies and programmes for capacity development in which support and assistance of both the Fiji Government and Donor Agencies is required for capacity development to better address the three thematic areas of the Rio Convention. The NSAP provides a list of 6 Programmes in which a total of 30 Projects under the 6 programs is recommended.