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Detail of GEF Project #767

GEF Project ID767
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameReversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
PDF-B Approval Date1995-08-14
PDF-C Approval Date2000-02-02
Approval Date2000-02-01
CEO Endorsement Date2003-01-15
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-01-21
Project Completion Date2008-12-20
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyUNDESA
DescriptionThe extensive Lake Chad Basin is experiencing progressive degradation as processes of desertification and environmental change are accelerated by human demands for the natural resources of the Basin - principally land and water. The riparian countries are unable to overcome the barriers preventing the joint management of the water and environemntal resources of the basin and to address the aggregate impacts of conflicting demands. The stated long term objective of this project is to achieve global environmental benefits through improved management of the basin. Existing barriers will be overcome by enhancing collaboration and capacity building, by improving the knowledge of the natural systems, by testing solutions and new participatory approaches through on the ground demonstrations, and by identifying, and agreeing on, the main transboundary problems and related remediation/preventive actions (TDA/SAP). The project foresees a second stage, or follow up project, dedicated to the implementation of agreed measures (SAP). This program will concentrate on the transboundary elements of the long term Lake Chad Basin Strategic Plan already developed and agreed upon by the riparian countries, member states of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.
Implementation StatusA supervision mission was conducted from January 12-20, 2004. During the mission LCBC has established its GEF project team, to work closely with the Project Management Unit on all technical, managerial, institutional, regional coordination and policy aspects of the project. LCBC/PMU will complete the work plan and budget 2004, and the procurement plan 2004, organize the first meeting of the Project Steering Committee and prepare the Project launch workshop. ToR for the Institutional Audit of LCBC will be prepared. Lessons learnt from the institutional audit of the Niger Basin Authority will be incorporated. The planned activities for the Waza-Logone pilot project will be re-aligned with the ground realities, within the overall budget for this project component.
PDF B Amount
347,000 USD
PDF C Amount
346,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,600,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,293,500 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,130,000 USD
Project Cost
13,423,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,457,463 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
9,600,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
9,328,900 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
19,622,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
1,457,463 USD
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