The Madrid Action Plan gives orientation to the MAB programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves activities during the 2008-2013 medium term strategy time frame. The following 2012-2013 activities will contribute to the implementation of the Madrid Action Plan within the Multi-sectoral Regional Office for Eastern Africa:
i. At regional level, the office will focus on building capacity of MAB national committees in implementing the Madrid Action Plan. Transboundary initiatives will be supported. The AfriMAB network is also scheduled to meet in Nairobi.
ii. At country level, the ecological programme will be active in Rwanda to support the UN reform process, “Delivering as One”. The project for the establishment of a Center of Excellence on Biodiversity and Natural Resources management will be supported.