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Detail of GEF Project #1247

GEF Project ID1247
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAddressing Land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB)
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program10; 2; 9
Pipeline Entry Date1996-03-01
PDF-B Approval Date1996-12-01
Approval Date2003-05-16
CEO Endorsement Date2004-06-02
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-09-16
Project Completion Date2010-06-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUNOPS/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
DescriptionThis project has a primary focus on the degradation of the marine and coastal environment due to land-based activities. Three objectives have been identified: Reduce stress to the ecosystem by improving water and sediment quality; Strengthen regional legal basis for preventing land-based sources of pollution; and Develop regional capacity and strengthen institutions for sustainable, less polluting development. These three objectives will provide a strong basis for sustainable environmental management in the Western Indian Ocean region in the future. A preliminary Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and a preliminary Strategic Action Programme serve as the basis for preparation of this project proposal. The full GEF project will refine the TDA and SAP, following clarification of some aspects of the environmental status of the region. The project focus on the Global Program for Action will result in National Plans of Action for abating land-based sources, as well as a regional protocol for the existing Environmental Convention (Nairobi Convention) with Annexes. The project focus on broad stakeholder participation will help assure the sustainability of the GPA Plans of Action. The private sector will be also a focus for cooperation, key for long-term sustainability of actions.
Implementation StatusImplementation of the Project is still largely on course, despite delays in the initiation of certain activities. Several of the demonstration projects are notably delayed and are still at the development stage. The Mid-Term Review of the project identified that the main bottleneck in the implementation of the project activities has been the limited capacity (both in terms of human and financial resources) of the National Focal Point Institutions. This problem has now been partly resolved through the provision of (technical and financial) support to those institutions through the Project as well as the Nairobi Convention Secretariat under its Trust Fund. Also, the project work-plan has undergone a number of revisions in order to address changes required and to keep it abreast with ongoing processes. Furthermore, much effort is being put in establishing partnerships with other projects, programmes and organisations active in the region (including NGOs and private sector) in order to enhance project outcomes as well as ensure longer-term sustainability.
PDF B Amount
325,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,186,140 USD
GEF Grant
4,511,140 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,902,325 USD
Project Cost
11,413,465 USD
GEF Agency Fees
476,500 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,186,140 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,902,325 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
11,413,465 USD
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