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Detail of GEF Project #2020

GEF Project ID2020
UNDP PMIS ID1528
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameFormulation of an Action Programme for the Integrated Management of the Shared Nubian Aquifer
CountryRegional
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9; 1
PDF-A Approval Date2003-06-30
Approval Date2005-06-21
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-05-03
Project Completion Date2011-02-28
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyIAEA
DescriptionAt PDF-A: The overall objective of this project is to: develop the framework for the sustainable management and use of the Nubian Aquifer System in parts of Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan.The project will have four immediate objectives:1.Expand, and consolidate the technical and scientific knowledge base regarding the Nubian Aquifer system including the development of an appropriate groundwater model . 2.Develop and strengthen a joint Nubian Aquifer Management Framework that can guide the sustainable use of this important water resource and build transboundary cooperation. 3.Develop links and networks between international and national organisations to ensure cooperation, to consolidate efforts and to assure complementarity . 4. Initiate an appropriate public participation and communication plan to inform citizens in the region about the Nubian Aquifer System. MSP submission: The Long-term Goal of the project is to establish a rational and equitable management of the NSAS for sustainable socio-economic development and the protection of biodiversity and land resources. To achieve this goal, the Immediate Objectives of this MSP project are as follows: i.Prepare and agree on a Shared Aquifer Diagnostic Analysis (SADA) to jointly identify, understand and reach agreement on the priority issues, threats and root causes of the NSAS; ii.Address and fill key methodological, data and capacity gaps needed for strategic planning decisions, using appropriate technical approaches with a focus on isotope techniques and applications under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); iii.Prepare a Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to outline the necessary legal, policy and institutional reforms needed to address the priority threats and their root causes as identified in the SADA for the NSAS; iv.Establish an agreed legal and institutional mechanism towards a NSAS convention for joint four-partite management and rational use of the shared NSAS System. The Immediate Objectives of the project are to: i.Prepare and agree on a Shared Aquifer Diagnostic Analysis (SADA) to jointly identify, understand and reach agreement on the priority issues, threats and root causes of the NSAS; ii.Address and fill key methodological, data and capacity gaps needed for strategic planning decisions, using appropriate technical approaches with a focus on isotopic techniques and applications under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); iii.Prepare a Strategic Action Programme (SAP) to outline the necessary legal, policy and institutional reforms needed to address the priority threats and their root causes as identified in the SADA for the NSAS; iv.Establish an agreed legal and institutional mechanism towards a NSAS convention for joint four-partite management and rational use of the shared NSAS System.
Implementation StatusPDF A implementation commenced June 2003.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,951,100 USD
Project Cost
7,951,100 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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