The project aims to develop a user-friendly, interactive portal that provides access to accurate, timely, and current data related to national environmental summaries for African countries. The platform will include features such as maps, charts, and tables, advanced search and filtering options, and real-time Q&A functionality. It will be integrated with the environmental indicators system, SDGs system, and state of the environment system. The portal will also be regularly updated with new data to maintain accuracy.
Region / Country
The main objective of the project is to develop an interactive online platform to provide standardized national environmental summaries for African countries. This will support the United Nations Common Country Assessments, capacity building, and tracking progress in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The portal will also facilitate global cooperation and catalyse action on environmental issues.
From – To 2021 – 2024
The expected outcomes include a comprehensive online platform providing up-to-date national environmental summaries, enhanced global cooperation and actions on environmental issues, and improved capacity of African countries to track progress towards SDGs.
The document does not provide specific details about publications, websites, or the URL for the portal being developed.
Relevance to SDGs
The platform directly supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing a tool for countries to monitor and report on their progress. Specifically, the platform can aid in achieving SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and SDG 15 (Life on Land) by providing timely and accurate environmental data. Moreover, by supporting the capacity building for African countries, the platform indirectly contributes to SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). The integrated nature of the platform ensures it supports all 17 SDGs in an interconnected manner.