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Detail of GEF Project #1017

GEF Project ID1017
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePartnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
Pipeline Entry Date2001-02-01
PDF-B Approval Date2001-03-09
PDF-B(Supplemental Approval Date2003-02-27
Approval Date2004-11-19
CEO Endorsement Date2008-02-05
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-05-22
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUNOPS, NEX
Description The Pilot Phase GEF project allowed to achive the following results: ·ØThe Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika completed and endorsed; ·ØThe Transboundary Diagnostic Analysi completed and endorsed; ·ØThe Convention on the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyik drafted and agreed upona; and ·ØScientific and Technical Reports on the State of the Lake. Based on these results, the UNDP-GEF, the FAO and the AfDB have agreed that they will work together to bring about the long-term sustainable use of the resources of Lake Tanganyika. The Full project under development with the current PDF B activity will : a)Engage the participating countries in concerted action toward finalization and ratification of the draft Convention. b) Address the priority issues described in the SAP and the TDA through priority projects and sub-components. More specifically it will : ·address the priority hotspots described in the TDA ·address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the littoral zone ·address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the Pelagic zone ·introduce measures to manage the ornamental fish trade ·introduce actions to manage future mining operations ·introduce actions to help prevent and control major marine accidents ·introduce actions to promote sustainable agricultural practices which reduce non-point source pollution especially sedimentation. ·undertake specific measures to counteract deforestation; and ·build national capacity to support parks management
Implementation StatusLake Tanganyika Convention was signed by Burundi, DRC, Tanzania and Zambia but ratified by only three countries but DRC. In September 2007, DRC Parliament has unanimously approved LT Convention and sent it to Senate for endorsement; thus ratification by DRC may be expected in due course. Lake Tanganyika Authority was formally established when the first Conference of Ministers was held in April 2007. Directors of the LTA were all selected and appointed by the first Conference of Ministers in April, but the details of the contractual terms are not yet finalized; thus no directors are yet on board. Meanwhile, funding from the AfDB has not been made available as not all the conditionalities are yet met. GEF budget is still under revision for CEO endorsement to meet the new requirements on budget communicated by GEFSEC.
PDF B Amount
595,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
13,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
14,200,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
43,500,000 USD
Project Cost
57,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
987,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
13,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
43,500,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
57,700,000 USD
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