Excerpt from UNDP portfolio: "In the area of climate change, UNDP is assisting the Government to developing a national energy strategy, focusing on reducing the negative effects of climate change. This process is funded by GEF. To reduce GHG emissions, UNDP is also supporting the country to integrate alternative technologies to reduce the extremely high reliance on fuel wood for energy needs,currently representing approximately 90% of the population...To support the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, UNDP is implemented two GEF-funded activities under the development of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan,beginning with capacity building exercises. GEF funding made possible the purchase of computer hardware, access to the Internet and basic training for project personnel. Assistance was also provided for project implementation and additional capacity-building assessment on biodiversity evaluation and monitoring programmes, and for preservation and maintenance of indigenous and local community knowledge..."