Projects and Funding
The over-arching objective of Nunavut General Monitoring Plan (NGMP) is to provide for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information regarding the state and health of the eco-systemic and socio-economic environment in the Nunavut Settlement Area.
NGMP provides funding to projects related to these topics through a proposal submission process. In this way, NGMP contributes to the establishment of baseline data and the continued collection of data required for monitoring environmental changes in Nunavut over time.
Access to Funding
Project proposals are submitted to the steering committee for review. The steering committee reviews each proposal for merit, and determines funding allocations. The annual allocation of funding is subject to a variety of factors and is made available based on the project's support of monitoring and community capacity building activities that are applicable to NGMP's priority objectives, core functions, and key activities.
Eligible recipients include communities or their members, Inuit organizations, academics, Nunavut's Institutions of Public Government, territorial government departments and agencies, and non-governmental organizations. For-profit organizations, such as consulting firms or industry, as well as federal government departments and agencies are only eligible for funding as members of a partnership with one or more eligible organization as described above. A proposed project must be led by an eligible recipient to be eligible for NGMP funding.
For more detailed information, please contact the NGMP for a copy of the current Proposal Submission Guidelines.
In addition to performing general monitoring tasks through awarding grants and contributions, the NGMP Secretariat also dedicates some internal operation and maintenance funds, along with funds from other monitoring partner-organizations where possible, to perform general monitoring tasks where gaps have been identified. These are called NGMP Initiatives and the NGMP Secretariat takes a leading role in managing the projects in collaboration with partner organizations.
Baker Lake Basin Cumulative Effects Monitoring Program (2014 – ongoing)
This watershed-based monitoring program for the Baker Lake Basin is a collaborative partnership between the NGMP, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)'s Nunavut Water Resources Division, and the Kivalliq Inuit Association. The objective of the program, started in 2014, is to create a watershed management strategy. This strategy will be achieved by developing a long-term monitoring program to identify cumulative effects and by determining how to mitigate the impacts as development increases in the region. A framework and preliminary program for regional watershed-based monitoring in the basin was developed in 2013. Phase 1 of the preliminary program focuses on start-up and operation of a monitoring program utilizing current knowledge from both western science and Inuit traditional knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit).
The Baker Lake Basin Indicators Workshop, held in September 2014, included a variety of stakeholders from the Baker Lake area and focused on scientific aspects of the monitoring program. Consideration of the role of Inuit traditional knowledge in the aquatic monitoring program will be addressed through a subsequent workshop.
Following the Baker Lake Basin Indicators Workshop in September 2014, the focus of work in 2015-16 is the development of an Inuit traditional knowledge sub-program, including community consultations and an Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit workshop scheduled for 2016.
Regional Socio-Economic Monitoring Committees StatPlanet Data Map (2013- 2015)
Regional Socio-Economic Monitoring Committees (SEMC) were created jointly by the Government of Nunavut's Department of Economic Development and Transportation and INAC to respond to increased levels of resource development within Nunavut. There are committees for each of Nunavut's three regions: the Qikiqtani, Kivalliq and Kitikmeot. These committees are tasked with monitoring the socio-economic impacts of major resource developments as well as general socio-economic trends and indicators within their respective regions. Undertaking these tasks necessitates a reliance on up-to-date data sources, indicators, and a comprehensive mapping/database system.
Beginning in October 2013, NGMP took the leading role to develop an interactive map program now available on the SEMC website. The program allows for the comparison of socioeconomic valued component indicators using data from publicly available sources. The project was completed in May 2015 with the Nunavut Statistics Bureau being primarily responsible for maintenance and updating, though NGMP will continue to support the mapping program.
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