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Detail of GEF Project #631

GEF Project ID631
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
PDF-A Approval Date1998-02-02
PDF-B Approval Date1998-02-23
Approval Date1999-05-07
CEO Endorsement Date1999-10-13
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-02-13
Project Completion Date2006-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyInstitute for Biodiversity Conservation and Research (IBCR)
DescriptionThe project aims to facilitate development of safe and efficacious healthcare relying on traditional medicine and medicinal plants while protecting the resource base and implementing measures to reduce pressure on wild populations of rare and endemic species. Specifically it is aimed at resolving problems of habitat destruction, erosion of biodiversity, loss of traditional knowledge and practices, rural poverty and primary healthcare in the regional setting. The GEF component is focused on inventory of medicinal plants found in the Bale Mountains National Park, with studies of harvest, production, and degree of endangerment, development of community oriented management guidelines for sustainable harvest in appropriate zones of the park, development of cultivation trials and methodologies, training in environmental conservation both for Park staff and local communities; and education and mass awareness campaigns.
Implementation StatusMajor activities performed under the component of Institutional Strengthening, Human Resource Development and Project Monitoring and Evaluation. The training was organized by SETYM International based in France. The Procurement Officer also participated in the training program organized by the WB procurement specialist in the country office. Consecuted workshops will be conducted. A mid-term review mission was conducted and the report was submitted.
PDF A Amount
15,000 USD
PDF B Amount
95,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,800,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,910,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,900,000 USD
Project Cost
6,810,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
1,802,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,284,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
5,196,000 USD
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