The development of National Action Plan (NAP) to combat land degradation and its integration into the National Development Strategy and other relevant UNCCD strategies and documents in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRM) was highlighted in the First National Report on the implementation of the UNCCD, as one of the urgent measures in addressing the problem of land degradation. 

The project put an emphasis on the activities aimed at supporting mainstreaming the NAP recomendations into relevant national strategic documents. 

Source of funding: UNEP/GEF

Country: FYR Macedonia

Period: 2013 - 2014


The Project aimed at assisting Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in formulating the first ever NAP in line with the UNCCD 10-Year Strategy resulting in improved planning and monitoring of UNCCD implementation at the national level for better decision making on desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) and sustainable land management issues.


  • Facilitation of establishment of a Project Steering Committee

  • Development of detailed work plan and methodology for project implementation

  • Organization and realization of first national stakeholder consultations and project launch event in Macedonia

  • Consultation with main project stakeholders through group discussions


  • Networking and Communication

  • Cooperation

  • Policy analysis

  • Policy assessment

  • Stakeholder participation

  • Preparation of key documents

  • Knowledge transfer

  • Information dissemination

  • Event organisation

  • Awareness raising

NAP Development in South Eastern Europe

A sub-regional approach to combat Land Degradation:


Country Profile and Main Degradation Issues (English version)

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