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Detail of GEF Project #1216

GEF Project ID1216
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBuilding Scientific and Technical Capacity for Effective Management and Sustainable Use of Dryland Biodiversity in West African Biosphere Reserves
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
Pipeline Entry Date2001-02-15
PDF-B Approval Date2001-02-15
Approval Date2003-05-16
CEO Endorsement Date2004-05-04
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-07-02
Project Completion Date2009-03-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMAB, National Committies, UNESCO
DescriptionThe development goal of the project is to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity in six biosphere reserves in West Africa that are predominantly composed of savanna ecosystems. The project purpose is to systematically strengthen scientific and technical capacity for effective management of the biosphere reserves. This targeted intervention strategy has been designed to complement existing investments and projects within the biosphere reserves. The project will improve the understanding of interactions between local communities and savanna ecosystems, identify and promote sustainable use of biodiversity in pilot demonstrations, strengthen stakeholder capacity at all levels, and more effectively integrate stakeholders into the management of each biosphere reserve. The project will make extensive use of the African Network of Biosphere Reserves, AfriMAB, and, in particular, the sub-regional AfriMAB network for West Africa for regional technical and scientific information exchange, capacity building, and sharing of lessons learned.
Implementation StatusDemonstration and training activities have started in the six sites and at regional level. Each country is leading one key thematic area (hunting, agroforestry, pastoralism, collecting, fishing, crop culture) and is responsible for exchanging with other countries on the methodology, demonstration sites, results, using interaction indicators. Institutional issues have been discussed for each country and solutions have been brought forward, which would need to be assessed end of 2006. The project is however 8 months late as regards the initial workplan and a revised workplan has been prepared.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,400,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,829,000 USD
Project Cost
6,579,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
426,750 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,400,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,703,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
6,453,000 USD
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