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 BiH 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 puts an emphasis on the activities aimed at supporting mainstreaming the NAP recomendations into relevant national strategic documents. 

Source of funding: UNEP/GEF

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Period: 2013 - 2014


The Project aimed at assisting BiH 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.


  • Advocacy, awareness raising and education activities (organization of Public Forum to present the UNCCD and increase awareness)

  • Stakeholder analysis

  • Preparation of work group meetings and consultation workshops

  • Consultation with main project stakeholders through group discussions

  • Preparation of NAP in line with the UNCCD 10 Year Strategy and
    implementation of the process, through participatory process and inclusion of
    stakeholders from different levels, and in the framework of advocacy,
    awareness-raising, education and capacity building

  • Establishment of policy framework to support of national efforts on NAP implementation

  • Establishment of Financial Mechanism and Technology need for NAP


  • 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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