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Detail of GEF Project #1109

GEF Project ID1109
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSenegal River Basin Water and Environmental Management Program
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
PDF-A Approval Date1999-01-04
Pipeline Entry Date1999-06-01
PDF-B Approval Date1999-12-20
Approval Date2001-12-07
CEO Endorsement Date2003-10-01
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-10-28
Project Completion Date2008-07-31
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyOrganisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal (OMVs) on behalf of the national governments of Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal
DescriptionThe project has the overall objective of ensuring the sustainable management of the basin's water resources, biodiversity and environment. To reach this goal, four main components have been tentatively identified: (i) The Environmental Management Structure Component, aiming at establishing effective institutional structures and mechanisms for the correct management of the Senegal Basin, both at regional and national level; (ii) The Knowledge Base Component, which would consist of a thorough inventory of the socio-economic and bio-physical conditions, and of easily accessible data bases established in each country and at OVMS (Basin Authority); (iii) The Priority and Opportunities Analysis Component, involving the identification of priority transboundary issues, the definition of mitigation measures, the identification of priorities and opportunities percieved by the public in the Basin; (iv) The Action Program for the Global Environment, including the integration of measures identified under (iii) in an action program featuring both national and regional/global components, and the implementation of necessary reforms, and of elements qualifying for GEF funding. The PDF-B work will help to better define the design of each component through preliminary assessments and stakeholders consultations.
Implementation StatusThe general objective of the Project being capacity building, a training programme is implemented at regional, national and local levels. Investigation studies on the Guinean part of the basin are ongoing. The provisional regional Cross border Diagnosis Analysis is available and was analysed during a regional workshop. Regarding priority activities, agreements have been signed with the beneficiaries and funds will be made available to them in a near future. In order to disseminate these activities and involve all the stakeholders, communication activities are carried out targeting the communities in the basin and civil society and support documents are also disseminated.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,250,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,625,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
32,445,000 USD
Project Cost
40,070,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,142,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,250,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
13,950,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
21,575,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
1,142,000 USD
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