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Detail of GEF Project #398

GEF Project ID398
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePollution Control and Other Measures to Protect Biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
Approval Date1991-12-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1993-10-20
Project Completion Date1998-10-01
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyUnited Nations Office for Projects Services
DescriptionThe 5-year project aims to improve understanding of the ecosystem function and effects of stresses on the lake system; to take action on all other measures necessary to maintain the health and biodiversity of the ecosystem; and to coordinate the efforts of the four countries to control pollution and to prevent the loss of the exceptional diversity of Lake Tanganyika. This will be done by establishing a regional framework for cooperation, including endeavors to harmonize legislation; investigating pollution including sources, effects and control; and investigating biodiversity and conservation measures leading to the setting up of protected areas as underwater parks. Activities will closely involve government environmental ministries and agencies, and sectoral departments; a major objective is to strengthen national capabilities and community participation. The project will be supported by international and local staff and contractors. NGOs will be involved particularly through community education and conservation, and the private sector through promotion of tourism and the control of industrial pollution. Provision will be made to continue the work of the project after its life by a regionally cooperating organization.
Implementation StatusThe pilot phase project is now completed. The Final Evaluation has been undertaken. The final meeting of the Steering Committee will take place on July 12-13 in Dar es Salaam. The principal products have been development of a TDA, SAP, and draft Convention for the long term sustainable use of the resources of Lake Tanganyika. PDF-C work will now begin, leading to a full SAP implementation project.
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,000,000 USD
Project Cost
10,000,000 USD
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