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Detail of GEF Project #260

GEF Project ID260
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSouthern Africa Biodiversity Support Programme
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramSTRM
PDF-A Approval Date1995-01-03
Approval Date1997-11-01
CEO Endorsement Date2000-04-25
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-08-14
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencySouthern Africa Development Community Forestry Sector
DescriptionThe project will involve all ten countries of the southern African region in a collaborative programme of activities related to national implementation of the CBD. The project is designed to improve cooperation and to build capacity both within and between participating nations and to integrate sustainable use into biodiversity conservation and other sectoral programmes. The project will produce five key outputs, each arising from a series of targeted activities.
Implementation StatusThe project was operationally closed at the end of July 2007. It has persuaded the SADC Council to unfreeze three posts in the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate. The Programme workplan has been incorporated into the Business plan of the FANR Directorate of SADC and the SADC Ministers of Environment recommended that the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit should be a stand-alone unit so that it can more effectively link with other Directorates of the Secretariat. SADC Ministers have also recommended a Trans Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA) post within the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit. The mis-match between project cycles and that of the SADC has meant that the project has run out of time and resources and will not meet some of its targets. These will now be the responsibility of SADC. The project data base and other products and materials are being transferred to SADC.
PDF A Amount
21,728 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,482,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,503,728 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,840,000 USD
Project Cost
9,343,728 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,390,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
8,911,728 USD
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