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Detail of GEF Project #817

GEF Project ID817
UNDP PMIS ID1631
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBiodiversity Conservation of Lake Bosumtwe Basin
CountryGhana
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
Approval Date2000-05-18
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-03-27
Project Completion Date2005-09-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyFriends of the Earth/Ghana
DescriptionBosomtwe is one of the six major meteoric lakes in the world and its ecological uniqueness makes it one of the most important habitats for rare and endemic plant and animal species. The main objective and activities as stated in the proposal are in line with the government's policy of conserving and sustainably managing natural resources and land use in Ghana as contained in the Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan which is currently being finalized.
Implementation StatusThe project was conceived as an environmental project, aimed at the integrated management of the ecological system of the Lake Bosumtwe basin thereby improving the quality of life of the local people and was implemented in 26 communities within the lake catchments area. The project involved (i) environmental management awareness creation, (ii) conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity, (iii) reforestation of degraded forest lands, (iv) community forest management, (v) training and capacity building in the local people. The project was operationally closed in December 2005. A final evaluation took place early 2006. About 70% of the stakeholder aspirations and expectations from the project were met through the implementation of the project. The greatest impact was seen in the ecological and social indicators.
GEF Project Grant
520,000 USD
GEF Grant
520,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
98,000 USD
Project Cost
618,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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