Ministry of Environment & Forestry South Sudan

220A Jubek

Juba, SC 29201

 

Mon - Fri 8.00 - 17.00

Sat, Sun CLOSED

 

 

Departments-MEF

(a) DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

S/No Strategic Priorities Strategic Objectives Proposed Strategies 
1. Environmental assessment and Audit 
To Strengthen environmental assessment audit • Review EIA(Environmental Impact Assessment
• Conduct Auditing of existing projects 
• Monitoring and evaluation
• To develop regulatory framework on environmental Assessment 
• Capacity Building on EIA in sectoral ministries 
• Enforcement of the regulatory framework
2. Controlling pollution, waste management and hazardous materials
To control the Environmental pollution and hazardous materials • Establish environmental standards for permissible levels of pollution.
• Strengthen institutional capacities on waste management and enhance institutional coordination 
• Awareness creation on the adverse effects of hazardous waste 
• Build the technical capacity in monitoring and control of hazardous waste
• Collaboration with city council and Local government authority and other relevant NGOs
• Developed solid waste management plans
• Strengthen public awareness and community participation
Promote environmentally sound management of waste and hazardous materials Developed solid waste management plans

(b) DIRECTORATE OF WETLANDS AND BIODIVERSITY

S/N Strategic Priorities
Strategic objectives Proposed Strategies
1 Wetlands Strategic Plan • Accession to MEAs, (Ramsar, CBD etc)
• Protection, Conservation and Management of Wetlands 
• Develop legal frameworks for protection, conservation and Management of wetlands

• Collaboration with relevant partners (Line ministries, NGOs, UNEP, UNDP, etc)
• Participate in relevant regional and international meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc
• Establish stakeholders network
• Resource mobilization
2 Biodiversity Strategic Plan • Protection, Conservation and management of Biodiversity

• Development legal frameworks for Protection, Conservation and Management of Biodiversity
• Collaboration with relevant partners (Line ministries, NGOs, UNEP, UNDP, etc) 
• Participate in relevant regional and international meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc
• Establish stakeholders network
• Resource mobilization
3 Wetlands inventory • Designation of wetlands of international importance
• Development a Wetlands Management Plan • Establish stakeholders network
• Resource mobilization
• Exchange of information and experiences with relevant research institutions
4 Biodiversity inventory • Designation of biodiversity hotspots of international importance
• Development of a Management Plan for Biodiversity • Establish stakeholders network
• Resource mobilization
• Exchange of information and experiences with relevant research institutions

Strategic Priorities
Strategic objectives Proposed Strategies
5 Economic Valuation of Wetlands • Gather both indigenous and scientific knowledge on the economic importance of Wetlands 
• Identify additional source of funds
• Improve livelihood of the primary (local communities) users of the wetlands • Development of data base of Wetlands 
• Establish Stakeholders network
• Community empowerment 
• Resource mobilization
6 Economic Valuation of Biodiversity • Gather both indigenous and scientific knowledge of the economic importance of Biodiversity
• Identify additional source of funds
• Improve livelihood of the primary users of biodiversity • Development data base of Biodiversity
• Establish Stakeholders network
• Community empowerment 
• Resource mobilization
7 Establish a Wetlands Management Body at the community levels • Strengthen Protection, conservation and Management mechanisms of the Wetlands 
• Ensure sustainable utilization of the wetlands. • Stakeholders analysis and empowerment
• Resources mobilization
• Establish institutional framework
• Celebration of the International World Wetlands Day (2nd February)
8 Establish Biodiversity Management Body at the community levels • Strengthen Protection, conservation and Management mechanisms of Biodiversity 
• Ensure sustainable utilization of Biodiversity. • Stakeholders analysis and empowerment
• Resources mobilization
• Establish institutional framework
• Celebration of the International World Biodiversity (22nd May)


(c) DIRECTORATE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

S/No Strategic Priority Strategic Objectives Proposed Strategies
1 Enabling and Conducive working Environment To Strengthen Physical Infrastructure of the Ministry • Office Rent
• Construction of office block
• Purchase of transport facilities
• Purchase office supply and equipments
2 Budget formulation and Execution To enhance efficient and effective Utilization of Funds
• Strengthen the financial management system 
• Strengthen administrative system
• Enhance collaboration & coordination of the budget preparation process
3 Application of ICT in the Operation of the Ministry To establish ICT Service/system • Purchase ICT equipments and train personnel
• Integrate ICT System in the management, planning and operation of the Ministry
4 Procurement System To facilitate the integration of procurement system 
• Establishment of Procurement Unit
• Establishment of procurement supply based system
• Strengthen the implementation of procurement regulations and procedures
• Procurement and maintenance of infrastructure, facilities and equipments
5 Records Management System To strengthen records management • Enhance record management
• Capacity Building for record management personnel
6 Reviewing and Restructuring of the Ministry • To Improve performance and service delivery
• To Strengthen personnel management and human resource development • Organizational review and restructuring
• Establishment of Performance Management System 
• Capacity Building


(d) DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION

S/N Strategic Priority Strategic objectives Proposed strategies
1 Environmental awareness education, and empowerment To create environmental awareness and education for preservation and conservation of the environment. 
• Collaboration with stakeholders on environmental awareness and education programs.
• Facilitate the commemoration of the international Environment days.
• Include Environmental education into the school’s curriculum.
2 Environmental database for South Sudan. To establish and manage database to improve decision making on environmental management. • Environment information management system.
• Network with other information mgt systems.
• Environmental research.
3 Capacity building To train stakeholders on environmental awareness education and information • Facilitate recruitment of staff
• Facilitate training of partners and stakeholders on environmental awareness, education and information in RSS.
4 Environment information center To promote and maintain the environment information center. • Strengthen environment information center.
• Construction of the national Environment Center.

(e) DIRECTORATE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND METEOROLOGY

S/No Strategic Priorities Strategic Objectives Proposed Strategies 
1 Institutional capacity development of the Directorate of Climate Change and Meteorology To create an enabling environment and institutional arrangements for addressing climate change
• Strengthen capacity of the Directorate of Climate Change and Meteorology 
• Develop policies and guidelines for climate change and meteorological services
2 Strengthening partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders to address climate change To promote partnership and cooperation among stakeholders to enable sharing of information, experiences and lessons learnt
• Strengthen capacity and support active participation in international and regional negotiations 
• Promote joint project activities, capacity building and research programs
• Establish climate change working groups and networks to strengthen partnership and cooperation
3 Developing national response strategies to climate change To enhance the adaptive and mitigation capacity of South Sudan to become more resilient to climate change • Designate an official as Focal point to UNFCCC and climate change focal points for States
• Develop national adaptation program of action (NAPA) for South Sudan
• Develop the national communication strategies to UNFCCC
• Develop national appropriate mitigation action for South Sudan

4 Strengthen the national capacity of meteorological services To provide quality meteorological information to different users in a timely manner • Strengthen early warning systems
• Strengthen weather and climate monitoring systems
• Offer meteorological support to key sectors of the economy


(f) DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
S/No. Strategic Priorities Strategic objectives Proposed Strategies
1 Capacity Development
(Human Resource, Equipments, and Technologies) To train staff at National and state level.
Capacity building (e.g recruit, training and acquiring software and hardware)
2. National Environmental Strategic Plan To develop strategic Plan • Develop Environmental Strategic Plan
• Implement Environmental Strategic Plan
3. Research & Development (Environment Data base.) To develop Environment Data base. • Strengthening collaboration with research institutions & other stakeholders
• Developing environment data base
4. State of Environment in South Sudan To coordinate preparation of the state of environment report in South Sudan Carrying out environmental assessment/survey for South Sudan

5. Strengthening partnership with stakeholders
To promote collaboration and partnership with stakeholders Strengthen collaboration with development partners and other stakeholder
6. National Environmental Management Action Plan for South Sudan
To prepare National Environmental Management Action Plan for South Sudan • Development of National Environment Management Action Plan
• Implementation of Action Plan 
7. Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) To accede to Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) • Ratifying Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
• Raise awareness for stakeholders about MEAs 
• Train relevant institutions on the process of acceding to a MEA 
• Inform the GOSS on how to participate in MEAs negotiations 
8 Budget Preparation Coordinate preparation of annual budget for the Ministry
• Coordinate preparation of the Annual budget for the Ministry
• Collaborate with budget sector working group and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

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