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Detail of GEF Project #2173

GEF Project ID2173
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSustainable Land Use Planning for Integrated Land and Water Management for Disaster Preparedness and Vulnerability Reduction in the Lower Limpopo Basin
CountryRegional
RegionRegional
Focal AreaLand Degradation
Operational Program15
PDF-A Approval Date2001-12-14
Approval Date2004-06-15
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-08-31
Project Completion Date2007-09-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyUnited Nations Human Settlements Program (Un-Habitat)
DescriptionThe goal of the project is to promote participatory land use planning for sustainable land management in the Lower Limpopo River Basin in order to reduce the impact of floods on land, ecosystems and human settlements. In order to meet its goal, the project has two objectives: 1. to lessen land degradation and minimize the risk of losing life and damage to biodiversity in future flood events through a regional action plan; and 2. to reduce the vulnerability of communities living in flood prone areas and preserve biodiversity through participatory land use planning for sustainable land management.
Implementation StatusAlmost all project activities have been carried out and even some additional ones, not included in the original project document, linked to the late inclusion of Botswana into the initiative, the implementation of physical demonstrative activities as a result of the participatory planning exercises conducted at the community level, and the preparation of a project website. It is worth enhancing that the integration of Botswana was instrumental to get a strong participation of all riparian countries into the initiative, in particular an official involvement of the Limpopo Basin Permanent Technical Committee (LBPTC), which conducted to a successful drafting of the LBSP. Furthermore, the implementation of priority interventions allowed a community involvement from the planning up to the execution of activities. Pending national and sub-regional reports were all received, including a small mapping atlas, which then underwent further editing for final future publication.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
970,000 USD
GEF Grant
995,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,827,500 USD
Project Cost
2,822,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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