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Detail of GEF Project #1094

GEF Project ID1094
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameNile Transboundary Environmental Action Project, Tranche 1
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
Pipeline Entry Date1999-10-01
PDF-B Approval Date1999-11-24
Approval Date2001-12-07
CEO Endorsement Date2003-01-23
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-04-08
Project Completion Date2009-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyNile Secretariat (with support by UNOPS)
Description The objective of the proposed GEF PDF B Project is to develop the transboundary management element of the larger Nile River Basin Initiative , a long-term regional cooperative program that seeks to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development of this important shared resource. The PDF Block B Grant will support the riparians, working with the UNDP and the World Bank, to prepare the GEF-eligible incremental elements of the “Basin-Wide Shared Vision Program.” This will be achieved through use of a broad-based participatory process to identify, define and mobilize resources for a series of priority actions for stakeholder involvement and awareness; water and environmental management; and applied training, institution and capacity building. These elements will be integrated into the larger Initiative and the ongoing definition and design of a large-scale regional investment program. As part of this process a transboundary analysis will be prepared to support prioritization of activities and guide the future use of GEF funding. The proposed GEF basin-wide Project will serve to implement the priority recommended actions in the context of the Nile Basin Initiative and support environmental management of transboundary resources as a major theme of this program. The proposed basin-wide full GEF Project will be an integral element of the Initiative that will support activities of the basin-wide Shared Vision Program in three areas to be defined in detail under the PDF: (i) confidence building and stakeholder involvement; (ii) integrated land-water resources and environmental management; and (iii) applied training, institution and capacity building.
Implementation StatusThe first Project Steering Committee Meeting was conducted on May 27-28, 2004 at Khartoum, Sudan. The future plans of the projects are: The Micro-grants Programme must be expedited to ensure results on the ground as soon as possible. The NBI process must have the broadest possible involvement, especially of people at the lower levels to ensure ownership and sustainability. Communication must be two-way and not just top-down. NBTF is not a source of funds, but rather a mechanism through which funds are channeled. More attention should be given to soil erosion, since it has a multiplier effect on many other aspects of people’s lives. Selection of NGOs must be done through a consultative process.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
16,800,000 USD
GEF Grant
17,150,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
90,760,000 USD
Project Cost
107,910,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,315,414 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
16,800,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
93,700,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
110,850,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
1,315,414 USD
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