Monday, December 10, 2018

Structure of the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources

The Ministry is composed of four technical departments / directorates (Mines and Geology, Resource Survey and Remote Sensing. Meteorology, Environment) and one support Department of Administration and Finance, as well as one major parastatal –the National Environment Management Authority( NEMA )

Background to Establishment of Environment Directorate

The Directorate was established in July 2008.

· Change in International Environment Agenda
High priority to environment and especially Climate Change
· Public Service structural and functional reforms
Relevance. There is need to profile the economic value of environment. Articulated by the Vision 2030 Social Pillar
· Recommendation from Functional analysis of Ministry ( February – September 2007). Supported by Environmental Programme Support (EPS) & Revise Strategic Plan (SP)
· Implementation of EMCA (1999) for impact through best practices in environmental governance

The Ministry established an Environment Coordination Directorate at the Headquarters that has technically qualified people responsible for review of environmental policy formulation. The division provides co-ordination between the Ministry and various agencies and units such as NEMA, PCC & Regional & International bodies on environmental matters. The Directorate of Environment (DE) is involved in policy formulation, development and advice on environmental matters in the Ministry. This division supports NEMA without and is in the Ministry for environmental matters.

Current Structure of the Directorate

The new Directorate of Environment (DE) is responsible for the overall coordination of environment. It is headed by the Environment Secretary. It is structured as follows:

Environment Secretary (ES)

· Overall supervision and coordination of Environment Directorate
· Implementation of performance Contract (overall coordination with planning division and targets under Environment Directorate)
· Climate Change Issues
· International forestry issues
· Communication, ICT, and Ministry profiling
· Gok-Donor co-ordination meetings (environment sector)
· Gender desk (mainstreaming)

Director Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (DMEAS)

¨ Overall coordination of multi-lateral environmental agreements and domestication(MEAs) desk officers
¨ MEAs strategy
¨ Tracking MEAs on national obligations and commitments, implementation and funding
¨ Domestication of MEAs and trading international discourse
¨ Awareness on MEAs
¨ Coordinate actors/national implementers of MEA

Director Policy Formulation, Interpretation and Implementation (DPFII)

· Overall coordination of environment policy issues and mainstreaming
· Environment policy formulation and/or reviews
· Environment mainstreaming
· Ecosystem issues (forests, wetlands, marine, Protected areas etc)
· Coordination of partners/actors in environment sector
· NEC, NET, NETFUND and PCC desks

Director Programmes, Projects and Strategic Initiatives (DPPSI)

¨ Overall coordination of programme, project implementation in the ministry
¨ Project design and proposal writing
¨ Monitor project implementation and reporting
¨ Project impacts and outcomes
¨ Programme/project data bases (project documents, financing agreements, reports etc
¨ Dissemination/research issues

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