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Detail of GEF Project #24

GEF Project ID24
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAfrica Community Outreach Programme for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Resources
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
PDF-A Approval Date1999-09-02
Approval Date1999-09-02
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-09-02
Project Completion Date2001-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyZimbabwe Trust
DescriptionThe project will assist Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe (all parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity) to conserve biological resources of global significance through a public education and awareness program using local and traditional means of communication to promote incentives for local community participation in implementing the objectives of the Convention.
Implementation StatusThe project is currently being implemented in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Fourteen actors, two from each of the seven SADC countries, were selected as actor-facilitators for the program. They have undergone theatrical skills training in South Africa and facilitation training in Namibia. The project spent up to six weeks in each country, holding theatrical workshops and creating local productions with the input of communities, the local COP Partners and the two-person teams. The ‘regional road-show’ was successfully staged in sixteen cities of the seven countries between October and December 2000. The project closed in April 2001.
PDF A Amount
23,540 USD
GEF Project Grant
726,460 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
192,950 USD
Project Cost
942,950 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
726,460 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
192,950 USD
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