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Detail of GEF Project #2848

GEF Project ID2848
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameImproved Conservation and Governance for Kenya Coastal Forest Protected Area System
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
Strategic ProgramBD-1
PDF-A Approval Date1997-10-30
Pipeline Entry Date2006-12-18
Approval Date2007-05-14
GEF Agency Approval Date2007-08-16
Project Completion Date2012-06-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyWWF East Africa
DescriptionThis MSP addresses the sustainable conservation and management of one specific sub-set of the Protected Area system of Kenya: the coastal forests. Following Strategic Priority BD 1 guidance the project focuses on institutional support and capacity development for the stakeholders involved in the Coastal Forest Eco-Region, one of the world’s most threatened biodiversity global hotspots. The project works at landscape level, bringing together the varied institutional players (Government at central and district level, through wildlife, forestry, agriculture and community sectors, as well as private sector, civil society and communities themselves. The project uses the new opportunities offered by the Forest Policy and emerging Forest Act, emphasising partnership and community involvement. The project has two technical outcomes, the first piloting conservation processes in the Kwale District Forest Landscape around the Shimba Hills, with some 12 different Protected Areas of several categories. The second disseminates findings from this pilot activity more broadly within the forest sector of Kenya.
Implementation StatusThe Kenya Coastal Forests medium-sized project was approved, finalized and formally delegated to the Country for implementation in July 2007. All designated parties have signed the project document in August 2007, signaling the start-up of implementation. Active implementation of the project has commenced following disbursements of funds to the country in late September 2007. A series of stakeholder meetings have been planned for October 2007, and an inception workshop is expected to take place shortly after.
PDF A Amount
8,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
800,000 USD
GEF Grant
808,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,290,000 USD
Project Cost
3,098,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
72,720 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
2,290,000 USD
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