AEIN is a multi-stake holder capacity building network dedicated to supporting sustainable development planning in Africa. AEIN is spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Program (“UNEP”) Regional Office for Africa and UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (“UNEP-DEWA”), located in Nairobi, Kenya. UNEP-DEWA focuses on building capacity for early warning and environmental assessment, thereby ensuring that proper mechanisms are in place for sustainable development. The AEIN is intended to bolster Africa’s inadequate institutional capacity by addressing the following problems: the lack of harmonized efforts for environmental assessment and reporting; poor compliance and enforcement; and the lack of integrated environmental information into decision making and sustainable development processes.
Dill, Shelly. "African Environmental Information Network: Improving Enforcement and Compliance Within Africa."Sustainable Development and Policy, Spring 2004, 47-48.