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Detail of GEF Project #1848

GEF Project ID1848
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameMount Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resource Management (MKEPP)
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12; 3; 4; 15
Pipeline Entry Date2003-06-12
PDF-B Approval Date2003-06-12
Approval Date2004-11-19
CEO Endorsement Date2006-07-06
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-11-03
Project Completion Date2012-09-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyInternational Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
DescriptionThis grant is a fully blended within the IFAD-funded loan entitled, “Mount Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resource Management (MKEPP).”The development goal of this grant is to ensure equitable and sustainable use of nature resources for sustainable poverty reduction. The specific environmental objective is to improve conservation; management and sustainable use of biological resources in the protected areas of Mt. Kenya National Park and Forest Reserve while at the same time ensure equitable and sustainable use of natural resources by farmers in the agricultural areas. The intermediate purpose is to involve all stakeholders in improving biodiversity conservation and enhancing management through: (a) support for community-based water resource management along ecological boundaries, (b) implementing measures to address land degradation on community trust lands and farm plots; (c) improving sustainable on-farm food production and promotion of on- and off-farm income-generating activities together with protection from wildlife
Implementation StatusProject grant under implementation. Grant Agreement between IFAD and Government of Kenya was signed on 03NOV06, declared effective on 16MAR07 and a start up workshop was held on 13-14 JUN07. The following activities have been undertaken: - preparatory meetings between the MKEPP agencies, IFAD, KWS (national implementing agency), UNOPS (cooperating agency) and the PMU; - annual work plan and budget prepared and revised; - project team selected and recruited (complementary to MKEPP PMU); - opening of project bank accounts; - equipment specifications and tender document prepared; - discussions on establishment of M&E system on-going; - first withdrawal application prepared and submitted. Start-up workshop program focused mainly on the institutional arrangements and WP revision, discussing also management and supervision issues (grant administration, procurement, monitoring and evaluation). Activities are being implemented in accordance with the AWP approved.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,700,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,050,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
21,860,000 USD
Project Cost
26,910,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,700,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
21,070,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
26,120,000 USD
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