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Detail of GEF Project #1022

GEF Project ID1022
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIntegrated Ecosystem Management of Transboundary Areas between Niger and Nigeria Phase I: Strengthening of Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Collaboration and Pilot Demonstrations of IEM
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12; 9; 1
PDF-A Approval Date2000-11-28
Pipeline Entry Date2001-02-05
PDF-B Approval Date2001-02-05
Approval Date2004-05-21
CEO Endorsement Date2005-08-16
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-12-22
Project Completion Date2010-11-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUnited Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
DescriptionThe project will promote holistic approaches to integrated watershed and ecosystem management based on participatory and community-based strategies in the transboundary drylands. In particular, it will promote sustainable use of globally significant biodiversity and the sustainable use of land and water at the watershed level. It will also strengthen and improve the management of existing protected areas. Moreover, the project will develop flexible land and water management strategies adapted to the variable natural conditions. It will ensure transfer of best practices and lessons learnt between the different watersheds, and also ascertain that socially and culturally acceptable approaches that are economically viable, to land and water management and improved watershed management will be disseminated throughout the transboundary area.
Implementation StatusIn addition to having all project staff at all levels (regional, national and local) on board, developing an Operational Manual and M&E Manual for the project and initiating dialogues with some States in Nigeria for co-funding of project activities, substantive progress has been made towards the conclusion of the initial project activities aimed at collating baseline information for the production of indicators that will be used to monitor the progress and impact of the project. These studies and activities concern: 1. Inventory and mapping of natural resources, analysis of their dynamics and evaluation of impacts on resource utilization changes, population’s adaptation strategies and vulnerability. 2. Review of existing national and sub-regional laws, regulations and agreements (e.g. Maiduguri/Abuja Agreement) on natural and environmental resources management. 3. Assessment of NNJC capacity to put in place a harmonized legal and regulatory framework and effective coordination of natural resource management strategies. 4. Assessment of ongoing project activities by partners and local stakeholders in the sub-region towards identifying possible areas of synergy of activities and sustainable partnerships for natural resource management. 5. Identification and mapping of the physical, biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of the potential Project pilot sites 6. Inventory and analysis of best practices in natural resources management and sustainable development mechanisms that have proven to have both technical and methodological benefits for the project area.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,375,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
9,122,500 USD
Project Cost
14,497,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
9,927,410 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
15,302,410 USD
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