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Detail of GEF Project #406

GEF Project ID406
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAfrican NGO-Government Partnership for Sustainable Biodiversity Action
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramSTRM
PDF-A Approval Date1995-05-15
PDF-B Approval Date1997-05-01
Approval Date1997-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1998-02-04
GEF Agency Approval Date1998-03-20
Project Completion Date2003-05-05
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyUNOPS
DescriptionThe programme is based on implementation of the Important Bird Area (IBA) process. The IBA process is the application of internationally agreed criteria to define the global importance of sites for biodiversity conservation at a national level, followed by a cycle of monitoring, action and advocacy to ensure the conservation of sites, in perpetuity. National and local capacity for achieving biodiversity conservation is built through the process. Four stages have been defined: 1) setting-up the institutional framework; 2) site identification and survey plus inventory compilation; 3) setting priorities and implementing advocacy, monitoring and action for key sites; 4) establishing a sustainable management cycle.
Implementation StatusProject activities are all now successfully completed. The impacts on capacity are impressive with many local community "site support groups" now monitoring and conserving local biodiversity sites in most countries. Some of the national partners are receiving substantial funding from other donors to expand their activities and a number of other countries are adopting the proven methodologies. Final work includes the production of a guide for local support groups and an Ex-post evaluation is being planned. JH. 17 Sept 2004
PDF A Amount
24,000 USD
PDF B Amount
190,080 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,330,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,544,080 USD
Cofinancing Total
7,120,000 USD
Project Cost
11,664,080 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,330,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
7,117,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
11,661,080 USD
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