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Detail of GEF Project #2193

GEF Project ID2193
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEnabling Sustainable Dryland Management Through Mobile Pastoral Custodianship
Focal AreaLand Degradation
Operational Program15
PDF-A Approval Date2003-12-13
Approval Date2005-04-19
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-09-20
Project Completion Date2010-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyDryland Development Center of UNDP
DescriptionThe goal of this program is to enable sustainable land management in extensive rangelands. It will do so by helping to remove policy and capacity obstacles and to identify innovative practical ways in which sustainable drylands ecosystem management through livestock mobility can be made both viable and attractive. It will establish the necessary pre-conditions at national and local level to enable investment in pastoral sustainable land management. The global programme is intended to catalyse and coordinate donor action so as to address some of the root causes that prevent effective custodianship of drylands by pastoralists. Global benefits are expected in establishing the enabling framework for four key benefits: a) promoting viable pastoral sustainable land management through new and innovative sustainable land management approaches derived from traditional knowledge; b) safeguarding sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in pastoral lands; c) ensuring ecosystem health and functions and thereby enhancing carbon sequestration; and d) reducing vulnerability of pastoralists to climate change-induced droughts. The immediate objectives of the medium sized project are two-fold: a) Advocacy, for greater recognition of mobile pastoralism as a sustainable form of land management, and greater awareness by national stakeholders of policy options to support pastoral livelihoods b) Capacities built, by cross-continental exchanges, disseminating best practices for support services to mobile populations, and building capacity of selected pilot pastoral communities for a second (later), investment phase of the program.
Implementation StatusThe Concept/PDF B was submitted for Pipeline entry in July 2004. However, GEFSEC has recommended that the project be resubmitted as an MSP. The MSP is currently under finalization for resubmission estimated mid-October 2004.
PDF A Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
950,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,875,000 USD
Project Cost
2,875,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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