|GEF Project ID||876|
|IBRD PO ID||52400|
|Funding Source||GEF Trust Fund|
|Project Name||Partnership for Natural Ecosystem Management Program (PAGEN)|
|PDF-B Approval Date||1998-07-10|
|CEO Endorsement Date||2002-05-02|
|GEF Agency Approval Date||2002-05-21|
|Project Completion Date||2007-12-31|
|Project Status||Project Closure|
|Executing Agency||Ministry of Environment and Hydraulics, Directorate for Water & Forests|
( Details of previous reviews and actions may be found on the appropriate black book file from 1998 ).
The Program’s 15-year purpose is "to set up a national decentralized system for participatory management of natural ecosystems profitable for communities, private operators and the state". It is a building block to a national Decentralized Rural Development Program (DRDP) financed by IDA and other donors. Phase 1 development objective is "to establish and test in four geographical locations a decentralized system of participatory management of natural ecosystems".
The Program targets global biodiversity conservation in 4 areas of Burkina Faso by: (i) increasing the ecological security of flora and fauna rare or threatened on a regional and global scale including the northernmost populations of African elephants; (ii) restoration and preservation of representative areas of the West Africa Sahelian and Sudanian ecosystems; (iii) preservation of genetic diversity within ecologically, economically and culturally important species in natural population within their historical range; and (iv) integration of sound ecological management principles of natural resources, livestock and agriculture practices in relation to wildland conservation.
The Program’s operationnal goals are to: (1) plan and implement PRONAGEN at the ecosystem and transboundary levels; (2) empower communities for the management of wildland as part of decentralized rural development, (3) reinforce local and national capacity; (4) provide funds, tools and techniques for communities, Government & private operators to manage natural habitat and wildlife .|
|Implementation Status||A Supervision Mission was taken from July 17 to July 24, 2004. The overall objective of the mission was to enhance the capacity of the project staff and their partners in the implementation of safeguards issues in their project. More specifically, the mission aims was to facilitate three days exchange on the Bank Safeguards policies to the relevant stakeholders, with direct link on the process framework prepared by the project; To discuss with the key stakeholders responsible of safeguards aspects in the project, its concrete application on the project activities and to assess implementation of the agreement.|
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