The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &





The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft NSDS Report & NCSD Guidelines



9th & 10th June 2006,
Induruwa Beach Resort Hotel, Kaikawala




Organized by

The Ministry of Environment

and

The World Conservation Union The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & (IUCN), Sri Lanka


Table of Contents



  1. Introduction 1

    1. Background 1




    1. Objectives of the workshop 1




    1. Participants 2


2. The Workshop Programme 3


  1. Inauguration Session 3




  1. Presentations 3
^ i Global Perspective 3
ii Initiatives at the Country-Level 3

iii Introduction to the Agreed Thrust Areas The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & 4


  1. Introduction to the NSDS Matrix and Sector Clusters 4




  1. Proceedings of the Workshop 4

    1. Breakout groups 4

NSDS Strategic Thrusts: 4

NSDS Sectors: 5

    1. Plenary Sessions 5

NSDS Strategic Thrusts: 5

Vision and Mission of NSDS: 5

NSDS Sectors The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &: 6

Key Sectors for receiving sector inputs for NSDS: 6

NSDS sector report format: 8

Modalities of NCSD: 9


^ 3. Recommendations and Way Forward: 11


Annexes:


Annex I: List of participants 12


Annex II: Presentation on NSDS-Global perspectives 15


Annex III The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &: Presentation on NSDS and NCSD process in Sri Lanka 18


Annex IV: Agenda of the workshop 21


Annex V: NSDS Strategic Thrusts and Matrix Analysis 22


1. Introduction


^ A. Background

The National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &) provides a long-term vision of sustainable development with clear goals and objectives. The Agenda 21 of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio emphasized the need for every country to set up a The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & national coordinating structure to translate their aspirations for sustainable development. By 2002, when the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) met in Johannesburg, very few countries in the region had established these coordinating mechanisms The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & to pursue integrated development policies. At the WSSD, the countries were called upon to achieve the needed integration by formulating the National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS) by 2005, and establishing the National Councils The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & for Sustainable Development (NCSD) to help implement these strategies. Accordingly, each country is required to develop the NSDS involving stakeholders and adopting a participatory process.


In Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Environment (MoE The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &) has appointed The World Conservation Union (IUCN) as the Local Collaborating Center to undertake the task of preparing (i) country-specific guidelines for the NSDS, and (ii) guidelines for The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & the NCSD. Financial support for this process has been provided by UNEP.


The Ministry of Environment held the Inception workshop for the preparatory process in March 2005, at which the participants identified strategic thrusts (priority areas The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &) for NSDS.


Based on the identified thrust areas, IUCN together with the members of the National Steering Committee appointed for this purpose prepared the initial draft documents for the NSDS and NCSD The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &.

^ B. Objectives of the workshop

The First stakeholder workshop, jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment and The World Conservation Union (IUCN) was held from 9th-10th June 2006, at The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & the Induruwa Beach Hotel. The aims and objectives of the workshop were as follows:



C. Participants


In all, 47 participants attended the workshop representing government ministries, departments, NGOs and representatives from the private sector. The detailed list of participants The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & is provided in Annex I of this report.

^ 2. Workshop Programme


The workshop was organized as a two-day event, from 9th –10th of June 2006 and was held in the Induruwa Beach Resort, Kaikawala.


A. Inaugural Session

Mr The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & W R M S Wickremasinghe, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, inaugurated the workshop. Mr. Wickremasinghe welcomed the participants to the workshop and expressed his appreciation to IUCN The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and the members of the Steering Committee for its efforts in drafting the background documentation for the workshop. He stated that Sri Lanka was one of the first countries in the Asian The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & region to take on the obligation of the preparation of the NSDS and the NCSD and this effort was therefore being seen as a pioneering one. He sought the active participation of all identified The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & stakeholders present, to contribute towards this nationally significant process and was optimistic that the workshop would be successful in shaping the NSDS and NCSD preparatory process. Mrs Shiranee Yasaratne., Country Representative The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & of The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Sri Lanka thanked the Ministry of Environment for having entrusted this task to the Union and said that every effort is being мейд to making this nationally The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & significant process a success. She pointed out that for Sri Lanka, the need to ensure sustainable development was not just a fulfillment of an international obligation. It is in fact, of serious The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & national concern. The quest for rapid economic growth in view of rising expectations of a largely poor population is a very complex task. With the current political initiatives for accelerated development and The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & diffused institutional arrangements, the need for the NSDS and the NCSD has become even more important. She urged all participants to give their utmost co-operation to the preparatory process The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and wished the deliberations of the meeting all success.

B. Presentations

^ i. Global Perspective

Mr. Bhujang Rao Dharmaji, Senior Programme Officer, IUCN Asia, мейд a presentation on the overall NSDS process, its synergies with The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & other sustainable development processes including NCSA, NCSP, NBSAP and the relationships of NSDS to PRSPs and country-level MDG’s. The presentation highlighted the various NSDS approaches, key elements and processes, NSDS The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & reporting format and other country experiences with the NSDS process. It was also mentioned that there is no single type of approach or method that can be applied and there is built-in The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & flexibility for every country to define an appropriate methodology. The presentation emphasized the importance of considering the resource mobilization process as early as possible during the preparation of the NSDS. The power-point The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & presentation мейд by Mr Rao is provided in Annex II of this document.


ii. Initiatives at the Country-Level


Mr. Anura Jayatilleke, Director Environmental Economics & Global Affairs Division, Ministry of The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & Environment outlined several milestones that have been achieved in the context of sustainable development priorities at the country-level. An inception workshop was conducted in 2005 with a view to build capacity on NSDS and The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & to define the role of the local collaborating center for the preparation of the NCSD and NSDS. Participants were also briefed on the national initiatives towards achieving sustainable development. Mr Jayatilleke informed participants The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & of the National Environmental Action Plans мейд by the Ministry of Environment at 3-4 year intervals since 1992 and of the current action plan titled “Caring for Environment 2003-2007”. It was also highlighted that The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & sustainable development issues have been addressed and elucidated in processes including the Rio Report prepared in 1992, the national report for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), global sustainable development forums The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and national communications to environmental conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &). Mr Jayatilleke urged IUCN to develop synergies and complementarities with other sustainable development initiatives including the ongoing National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA) process during the preparation of the NSDS and the NCSD.


iii. Introduction The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & to the Agreed Thrust Areas


Participants were then briefed on the processes for articulating the NSDS and NCSD and the purpose of the NSDS and the role of NCSD were described referring to The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & the UNEP guidelines. The process of the consultation was explained and also the expected outputs of the workshop. The principles for the NSDS and NCSD preparation were then introduced The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & to the participants (Annex III).


C. Introduction to the NSDS Matrix and Sector Clusters


The participants were then presented with the NSDS matrix, which has identified key sectors to be covered under the agreed thrust areas The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &, linkages with the Sri Lanka MDG targets and identified sub-sector policies, strategies and legislation relating to each of the strategic thrusts.


The sector clusters already identified by the Steering Committee for The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & mainstreaming sustainable development priorities were then presented and approaches for facilitating integration amongst sectors.


The draft format for sector papers was also introduced. Identified sector experts would prepare the sector papers The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & as per the identified clusters as inputs into the NSDS.


D. Proceedings of the Workshop


The workshop was spread over the course of two days. The detailed agenda of the workshop is provided in The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & Annex IV.


i. Breakout groups


NSDS Strategic Thrusts:

The participants were structured into three groups that reviewed and discussed the NSDS draft documents and provided their inputs. The groups were structured in The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & the following manner:

NSDS Sectors:

On the second The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & day the participants were grouped into three groups viz., social, environment & economic based on their respective expertise. Each group discussed the list of key sectors for mainstreaming sustainable development priorities and The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & developing sustainable development strategies for each of the sectors. The groups also deliberated upon the draft format for the sector report. The groups also discussed the development of modalities for the implementation of NCSD.


ii The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &. Plenary Sessions


Group outcomes were presented by group leaders during the plenary after each session and shared widely amongst participants and were subject to detailed discussions. Consensus among all participants on group The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & outcomes was obtained.


^ NSDS Strategic Thrusts:

The stakeholders agreed to the thrust areas under which the NSDS goals and targets are to be determined. The agreed NSDS thrust areas are The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report &: (1) Eradicate poverty, (2) Sound Ecosystem Management, (3) Energy security and management, (4) Food security, (5) Clean and pleasant environment (air, land and water), (6) Sustainable urbanization (Rural economic development and zoning), (7) Good governance, (8) Social security, (9) Knowledge-based society, (10) Protection The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & of heritage and culture


The groups subsequent to the review of the matrix, provided inputs on the strategic thrusts that were further deliberated upon by the plenary. Consensus was reached on inputs The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & received in respect of each strategic thrust area, sectors to be covered in the NSDS, relevant sectoral policies, strategies available relating to each thrust area, current initiatives, the gaps in the sub The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & sectors that should be addressed in the NSDS and the relevant stakeholders under each thrust. The updated matrix is given in Annex V.


^ Vision and Mission of NSDS:

The workshop came The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & up with a vision and mission statement for the NSDS that would be deliberated upon further. The participants identified “Sustained economic growth that is socially equitable and ecologically sound, with peace and The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & stability” as the vision for the NSDS. The mission of the NSDS process for the next 30-50 years was identified to address the ten strategic thrust areas in a multi stakeholder consultation process The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & by:



It was also agreed that the NSDS action plan would be prioritized for implementation in the short, medium The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and long term.

NSDS Sectors:

The most important activity of the workshop was to agree on the sectors for the preparation of sector strategies. A list was prepared beforehand indicating the most important development The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & sectors and sub sectors.


A number of different sets of sectoral clusters have been identified for different purposes. The Ministry of Environment has formed eight Committees on Environmental Policy Management The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & (CEPOMs) to coordinate environmental issues with sectoral ministries. The National Council for Economic Development (NCED) uses 24 cluster committees engaging over 400 private and public sector domain experts and citizen volunteers. Meanwhile, the Ministry The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & of Plan Implementation has also identified 22 sector groups. Traditionally, the economy has been divided into three main sectors: Agriculture, Industries and Services. To date, at least the first two remain as key sectors The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & of development planning.


Considering the broad definition of sustainable development in the present exercise, a tentative list of sector clusters was identified under three broader clusters i.e. economic, social and environment The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and the list presented at the workshop for review.


The list was further reviewed and a list arrived at of sectors and sub sectors through wider consensus among participants. The list of sector The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & clusters were adjusted based on the comments received and consensus was reached amongst the participants. With the incorporation of the above suggestions, the agreed list of clusters is given below.


^ Key Sectors The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & for receiving sector inputs for NSDS:

SD Component

Sectoral Cluster

Sectors

Economic




^ 1. Financial Services

Finance and Planning

Banking

Trade and Commerce

Enterprise Development and

Investment Promotion

Insurance




2.Infrastructure


Roads and Highways

Railways

Ports and Airports

Electricity

Posts and telecommunication

Urban Development and Water Supply

Housing The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and Construction

Energy

Environment infrastructure (Waste Management)





3. Agriculture

Agriculture Development

Irrigation

Agrarian Services and

Farmer Organizations

Plantation Industries

Fisheries

Livestock




4. Industries

Industrial Development

Tourism

SMEs




5.Trade & Commerce








6. Science & technology

Information technology

Indigenous knowledge





^ 7. Rural Economy

Rural Industries and Self

Employment Promotion

Regional Development

Cooperatives

Estate Infrastructure

SOCIAL




8.Human Resources Devt

Education

Vocational and The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & Technical Training, and Skill Development

Labour and Employment

Sports and Youth Affairs

Child Development and Women’s Empowerment





9. Social Welfare

Health Care

Social Services

Poverty Alleviation

Rehabilitation and Resettlement

Disaster Management





10. Governance

Public Administration

Public Sector Reforms

Home Affairs

Local Government and Provincial Councils

Justice The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and Law Reforms

Constitutional Affairs and National Integration

Parliamentary Affairs

Plan Implementation

Media

Law & order

Constitutional affairs




11. Culture

Culture and National Heritage

Religious Affairs


ENVIRONMENTAL




12. Environment & Natural Resources

Environmental Protection

Biodiversity

Environmental Impact

Marine & Coastal resources

Land

Water

Forestry

Wildlife

Fisheries

Air



^ NSDS sector report format:

The format for compiling the sector strategy was The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & finalized at the workshop. Three groups separately reviewed the draft format given to them and at the plenary, agreed on the following amendments.


The participants agreed upon the following format for the chapter papers.


Section 1 will consist of the Preamble.


Section 2 will provide an The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & Overview of the sector.


The sub section 2.1 provides the Policy framework. In this a brief description of the sector policy framework in relation to national policy framework will be provided The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & and subordinate sector/ sub sector specific policies and target levels by 2010 or 2015 or more will also be described. Where possible the trends over the past 3 years and government aspirations over the next The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & 5-10 years will be given.


The sub sector 2.2 describes the Legal & regulatory framework. It will provide brief summary of the primary and secondary legislations affecting the sector, identifying the instruments that are ineffective, partly effective and The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & fully effective with justification. Also summarize the principal requirements and approaches and efforts within the sector to develop more systematic and effective regulation towards the sustainable development goals and targets.


Sub section The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & 2.3 describes the Institutional framework. This section provides a brief description of the institutional framework governing the sector, with commentary on levels of autonomy, areas of responsibility, decision making, and relationships The Report of the National Consultation Workshop to Review the Draft nsds report & with sub national authorities, a summary of reform trends-decentralization, corporatization, regionalization etc and process, regulation and effectiveness of legislations towards sustainable development goals and targets.


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