The GEF-UNDP-SGP in India is implemented throughout the country as a Full Scale Project (FSP). The proposals for accessing the grants needs to be submitted by Non Governmental organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and the Non- profit Organization as per the template to the respective regional offices of CEE.
The GEF-UNDP-SGP program is anchored through the Country Project Manager (CPM) of the GEF-UNDP-SGP based in New Delhi, which is supported through a more decentralized system of Regional Offices of CEE in order to reach out locally to the remote, un-reached and inaccessible areas of the country, such as forest tribal communities by the national parks, protected areas and wildlife sanctuaries etc. It aims to provide a countrywide coverage and to address the local issues and national priorities more appropriately. While the strategy has been very effective in drawing out the NGO's and CBO's to address the issues in a more sustainable matter, it remains to see how we can involve the people's initiatives through the Community Based Organizations (CBO). This demands greater hand holding at the grass root levels and at different stages within the GEF-UNDP-SGP programme. CEE has always sensitized the evolving processes within the GEF- UNDP-SGP and reflects on how they can be continuously improvised. The Regional Committees are the first level review process in overseeing the effectiveness of the project proposals under the GEF-UNDP-SGP, which is later to be approved by the National Steering Committee (NSC).
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