• National adaptation to strategic planning and management: During 2003 and 2004, national teams conducted analytical work to identify strategies to shift towards adopting strategic planning and management. Each country carried out team building activities and training on the SPM approach, and conducted studies to identify gaps between current planning processes and the SPM approach. Findings and recommendations from the studies were discussed at national consultative workshops. Subsequently, final recommendations have been put forward to decision-makers for consideration. On 24-26 November 2004, the Concluding Regional Workshop on Strategic Planning and Management of Natural Resources was held in Bangkok, Thailand, as the final activity under the SPM project. The Workshop was attended by officials from government agencies responsible for environment, energy, national and water policies. Representatives from United Nations agencies, academic institutions and subregional organizations also participated in the Workshop.
The Workshop was held to:
1. share experiences on the concept and application potential of the strategic planning and management approach to national and institutional policy making;
2. identify options for sustaining the strategic planning and management approach at national levels; and
3. establish or strengthen regional and national strategic planning and management networks.
The Workshop formulated a number of strategies for sustaining efforts to apply SPM at the national level, which included suggested actions for most countries to promote the SPM process, for agencies at different levels and sectors to improve collaboration and coordination, and for continued emphasis on capacity-building at all levels.
o SPM Final Synthesis Report
o Conclusions and Recommendations Final
o List of Participants
o Papua New Guinea
o Viet Nam