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Detail of GEF Project #136

GEF Project ID136
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameNatural Resource Management
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
PDF-A Approval Date1996-10-17
Approval Date1997-08-01
CEO Endorsement Date1998-05-11
GEF Agency Approval Date1998-06-04
Project Completion Date2007-06-20
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Lands and Forests
DescriptionThe project will help implement Ghana's National Forest Protection Strategy, which targets priority forest reserves for increased protection, including setting aside Special Biological Protection Areas. Project will identify and exploit opportunities to increase the financial benefits of biodiversity, in particular through ecotourism, extraction of non-timber forest products and restoration of degraded lands through commercial plantations. It will also strengthen capacity in the Forestry Department to manage such activities. Associated project will improve the policy environment for sustainable forest management, promote local community involvement in woodland management in the savannah zone, and improve wildlife management while treating it as an economically productive element.
Implementation StatusOverall implementation of the project has been progressing satisfactorily. The Phase I objectives are yet to be fully achieved. The Forestry Commission Board has been established and has been actively participating in policy debates and dialogues with civil society. The commission has taken keen interest in monitoring the performance of the sector by undertaking periodic field visits and initiating cross-sectoral policy discussions. Phase I ended on June 30, 2003 and Phase II started that would intensify implementation of the reforms that were done during Phase I.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,900,000 USD
GEF Grant
8,925,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
44,700,000 USD
Project Cost
53,625,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
8,700,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
53,500,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
62,225,000 USD
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