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Detail of GEF Project #2140

GEF Project ID2140
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRemoving Barriers to Invasive Plant Management in Africa
CountryRegional
RegionRegional
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1; 2; 3
PDF-A Approval Date2002-05-22
Pipeline Entry Date2003-06-13
PDF-B Approval Date2003-06-13
Approval Date2005-04-06
CEO Endorsement Date2005-10-12
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-12-13
Project Completion Date2010-07-01
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyEthiopian Agricultural Research Organisation, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda, Environmental Council of Zambia, CAB International (CABI), and The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
DescriptionThe goal of the project is to protect ecosystem, species and genetic diversity from invasive alien species, for global, national and community benefit. The project will contribute to this goal through its purpose of removing the barriers to effective prevention and management of IAS in four pilot countries; Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. The focus will be on invasive plants, as this group poses the greatest current threat, and because a number of invasive plant species have been identified in the four countries requiring immediate attention. Invasive plants in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems will be addressed.
Implementation StatusThe project was fully operational in all the countries. Feedback from the project’s monitoring system was synthesized at the end of 2006 and necessary actions for improvement incorporated into the 2007 workplan. Key achievements and milestones included: production of several guidelines on “how to address/develop” technical aspects of the project (risk assessments, early warning and rapid response mechanisms, communication strategies, mapping, financing mechanisms); capacity building for project staff and stakeholders; production of draft ecosystem management plans for all project sites and management interventions initiated; production and distribution of awareness raising materials; engagement of consultants and key government institutions in the delivery of project outputs; and securing government co-financing in all the countries and release of government co-financing in three countries.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
700,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,725,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,173,980 USD
Project Cost
11,898,980 USD
GEF Agency Fees
422,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,173,980 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
11,898,980 USD
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