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The Industry Office under the Regional Office for Africa is an outposted office of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) which is based in Paris. The Mission of UNEP-DTIE is to encourage and assist decision-makers in government, industries and local aurhorities to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices that: are cleaner, safer and make efficient use of natural resources; enusre adequate management of chemicals; incorporate environmental costs and adopt environmentally sound technologies; and reduce pollution and risks for human and environment. (More)

The African 10 Year Framework Programme (10-YFP)

The Development of the African 10 Year Framework Programme (10-YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production as part of the Marrakech Process on the 10 Year Framework Programmes was facilitated by UNEP and UN-DESA in close consultation with the Secretariats of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) and the Secretariat of the African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP). ( More)

Development of an African Ecolabelling Mechanism

The overall objective of the is to develop an African eco-labelling scheme that promotes appropriate environmental and health related standards within the design and production of African products and promote better markets access for African products in the regional and global markets.( More)

Natural Resources

Consistent with UNEP-Regional Office for Africa’s mission to coordinate support to African governments, together with other UNEP divisions in the field of natural resources, the Natural Resource Programme coordinates and implements activities related to three major areas of a particular interest to the region. These include Sustainable Land Management and Combating Desertification, Sustainable Use of Ecosystem Resources and Poverty Eradication and Support Post Conflict Activities in Africa.( More)


The Ozone Secretariat is the Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) offices in Nairobi (Kenya), the Secretariat functions in accordance with Article 7 of the Vienna Convention and Article 12 of the Montreal Protocol. ( More)

The Nairobi River Basin Programme (NRBP)

The Programme aims to demonstrate how environmental, industrial and socio-economic factors contribute to the pollution of the Nairobi rivers. Increase access to information and methodologies in order to address the above factors. Strengthen capacity building amongst stakeholders to manage those factors. Improve water and environmental quality of the river basin. ( More)

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative

The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a joint global UN-led programme that supports country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages into national development planning and processes, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring. The PEI programme in Africa was formed by the merger of several country poverty-environment mainstreaming programmes initiated under the UNDP PEI and several country programmes initiated by UNEP. As with other the regions, the PEI programme is being scaled up in Africa.  The PEI Africa team works with key government partners to raise awareness, influence policy making and strengthen the mainstreaming of poverty-environment into budget processes, sector programmes and sub-national planning.The UNDP-UNEP PEI Africa programme is currently active in eight countries: Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. As with other the regions, the PEI programme is being scaled up in Africa.  A new PEI country programme has commenced in Burkina Faso and another one in Botswana. PEI also contributes to the One-UN process in Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania – for example through the PEI country programme being part of the One UN work-plan and by supporting UNEP’s engagement in the One-UN processes in these countries. At an operational level, a team located at UNEP HQ in Nairobi is responsible for supporting country programmes.  (More)

African Network For Environmental Journalists

UNEP's Governing Council has on numerous occasions highlighted the need to involve major stakeholders such as parliamentarians, the judiciary, women, Journalists and youth group in its work because of their unique role in the society. This is entrenched within its' mission to provide and encourage access to environmental information to contribute to sustainable development.

In the context of this mission and to consolidate the experience journalists in environmental reporting, UNEP assisted in the establishment of the African Network of Environmental Journalists which set up to build partnership and a strategic alliance, in support of public awareness and education programmes in the field of environment in Africa. ( More)