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Detail of GEF Project #1676

GEF Project ID1676
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAssessment of Capacity-building Needs and Country Specific Priorities in Biodiversity Including Clearing House Mechanism (add on)
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramEA
Approval Date2002-04-19
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-02-03
Project StatusIA Approved
Executing AgencyDepartment of Economic Affairs
Description1.Assist FSM in further assessing capacity building needs, identifying specific priorities, analyzing institutional and functional capabilities and determining capacity building actions necessary to protect national biodiversity in accordance with the NBSAP document, and the GEF additional criteria for enabling activities and CoP/CBD decisions; 2.Establish the Clearing House Mechanism (CHM); and 3.Implement a country-driven CHM project. The Government of FSM and the Implementing Agency are satisfied this proposal conforms with the GEF criteria for additional funding of biodiversity enabling activities.
Implementation StatusThe NBSAP Add-on is focusing on support to establish a CHM. Quarterly activities focused on purchase of hardware, software, recurrent Internet service provider costs as well as training of the CHM webmaster by the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). It is envisaged that internet technology would serve as an effective and efficient tool for the dissemination of information and awareness building particularly in different States that has scattered populations.
GEF Project Grant
166,000 USD
GEF Grant
166,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
20,000 USD
Project Cost
186,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
166,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
20,000 USD
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