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Project Brief

The national focal point for the project was the General Directorate for Environmental Quality of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA). The Financial Investment Institution of Nicaragua (FNI) is a second-tier bank that was choosen as the host institution for the National Project Coordinator. A National Project Coordinator, located at FNI, was responsible for the implementation of activities and acted as operational liaison with the Paris-based Project Team. The Cleaner Production Centre of Nicaragua (NCPCG) physically located at the UNI, was a major technical partner.

A National Advisory Board gathered at least twice a year to provide guidance and advice to the project. The Board's members were chosen to represent the project's main stakeholders, including: MARENA (Chair), the Ministry for promoting industrial and trade development (MIFIC), the Chamber of Industries of Nicaragua (CADIN), the Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNYPYME), the University of Engineering (UNI), the Association of Banks (ASOBANP), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) the Norwegian Embassy and UNEP. Close interaction and coordination with institutions and bodies that can effectively influence this process was maintained through strategic partnerships with the Danish funded Programme for Supporting Environment (DANIDA-PASMA), the Finnish funded Environmental Programme for Nicaragua (PANIF), the Association of Microfinanciers (ASOMIC) and the University of Central America (UCA).

Project Outcomes

The following documents provide an overview of some project activities and outcomes:

Nicaragua Investment and Environment Outlook
Nicaragua Study of Past Investments

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