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Detail of GEF Project #1170

GEF Project ID1170
UNDP PMIS ID446
IBRD PO ID57234
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Management of the Eastern Arc Mountain Forests
CountryTanzania
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4
PDF-A Approval Date1997-10-30
Pipeline Entry Date2000-01-18
PDF-B Approval Date2000-01-27
Approval Date2001-12-07
CEO Endorsement Date2003-04-17
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-07-03
Project Completion Date2010-06-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT)
DescriptionThe primary objective of GEF support is to bring about the long-term sustainable implementation and financing of forest biodiversity conservation and community-based conservation and sustainable development activities in Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountain forests. GEF support responds to the increasing threats to the forests at a time when both local communities and more distant populations are increasingly dependent on them for their livelihoods as well as their water and energy potential. GEF support, which is integrated into the implementation of the Tanzania National Forest Program, will focus on protection of forests which are areas of exceptionally high biodiversity and species endemism. The approach toward GEF support is based on the outcomes of PDF/A and B processes, which identified needs, strategies, and target areas for GEF funded incremental action to preserve biodiversity. GEF support is fully blended into the proposed World Bank Forest Conservation and Management Project, a $28.75 million initiative to support and strengthen processes of institutional reform, to support community-based forest and woodland protection and management, to improve forest governance, and to more fully involve the private sector in the management of industrial plantations. The FCMP is the primary financial mechanism which has been mobilized for implementation of the National Forest Program. Thes outputs of the project form an integrated package of strategies, initiatives, and actions intended to provide global benefits. The approaches which will be supported, and which will be key to successful implementation are oriented toward bringing about closer collaboration and cooperation between the central government and regional and district administrations as well as local communities; supporting biodiversity research better to understand the extent and value of globally significant assets, as well as their relationship to human populations also dependent upon them; and support for local community action in an effort to address poverty issues and involve communities in conservation efforts. GEF support will complement, benefit from, and contribute to other ongoing and planned donor-financed activities in the Eastern Arc Mountains. Provisions will be made to ensure close collaboration and integration of the different activities underway and planned for the region.
Implementation StatusThe Project aims to bring about the long-term sustainable implementation and financing of forest biodiversity conservation and community-based conservation and sustainable development activities in Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountain forests. The World Bank provides GEF assistance to: An endowment fund and institutional development in the forest sector. UNDP provides GEF support to: A Conservation Strategy for the Eastern Arc Forests as a whole, and to pilot field conservation activities in the Uluguru Mountains, in Morogoro Region The Project is making good progress and is contributing to policy level discussions and decisions both at Regional and National levels. An action plan has been prepared to address shortcomings identified in the Mid-Term Evaluation in 2006 and is being effectively implemented. The Project is preparing an exit strategy and work plan which prioritises the key issues to be continued, spells out which issues are to be dropped and links the remaining budgetary resources to this strategy
PDF A Amount
18,969 USD
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
12,368,969 USD
Cofinancing Total
38,450,000 USD
Project Cost
50,818,969 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,310,391 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
12,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
33,300,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
45,668,969 USD
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