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Detail of GEF Project #876

GEF Project ID876
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePartnership for Natural Ecosystem Management Program (PAGEN)
CountryBurkina Faso
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
PDF-B Approval Date1998-07-10
Approval Date2000-11-01
CEO Endorsement Date2002-05-02
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-05-21
Project Completion Date2007-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Hydraulics, Directorate for Water & Forests
Description ( Details of previous reviews and actions may be found on the appropriate black book file from 1998 ). The Program’s 15-year purpose is "to set up a national decentralized system for participatory management of natural ecosystems profitable for communities, private operators and the state". It is a building block to a national Decentralized Rural Development Program (DRDP) financed by IDA and other donors. Phase 1 development objective is "to establish and test in four geographical locations a decentralized system of participatory management of natural ecosystems". The Program targets global biodiversity conservation in 4 areas of Burkina Faso by: (i) increasing the ecological security of flora and fauna rare or threatened on a regional and global scale including the northernmost populations of African elephants; (ii) restoration and preservation of representative areas of the West Africa Sahelian and Sudanian ecosystems; (iii) preservation of genetic diversity within ecologically, economically and culturally important species in natural population within their historical range; and (iv) integration of sound ecological management principles of natural resources, livestock and agriculture practices in relation to wildland conservation. The Program’s operationnal goals are to: (1) plan and implement PRONAGEN at the ecosystem and transboundary levels; (2) empower communities for the management of wildland as part of decentralized rural development, (3) reinforce local and national capacity; (4) provide funds, tools and techniques for communities, Government & private operators to manage natural habitat and wildlife .
Implementation StatusA Supervision Mission was taken from July 17 to July 24, 2004. The overall objective of the mission was to enhance the capacity of the project staff and their partners in the implementation of safeguards issues in their project. More specifically, the mission aims was to facilitate three days exchange on the Bank Safeguards policies to the relevant stakeholders, with direct link on the process framework prepared by the project; To discuss with the key stakeholders responsible of safeguards aspects in the project, its concrete application on the project activities and to assess implementation of the agreement.
PDF B Amount
175,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
18,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
18,675,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
25,000,000 USD
Project Cost
43,675,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,667,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
5,960,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
13,635,000 USD
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