Enabling Activities for the preparation of Initial National Communications Related to the UNFCC

In 1994, the year of the democratic elections, South Africa set up a National Climate Change Committee as an advisory body to the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to guide the Government on issues of climate change, at both international and national levels. In August 1997 the South African Government ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and in July 2002 signed the Kyoto Protocol. In order to fulfil its obligation under the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the South African Government embarked upon a number of projects that were related to a broad understanding of issues around climate change, including projects that were related to climate change capacity-building.

Thematic Cluster: 

Enabling/ empowering activities/ capacity building (government)

Theme of Evaluation: 

Enabling Activities

GEF Funding: 


Level of Evaluation: 



Subsaharan Africa

Type of Evaluation: 

Final Evaluation


South Africa



Evaluation Author: 

Evaluation and Oversight Unit - Stanford A.J. Mwakasonda

Year of Evaluation: