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Addressing Barriers to the Adoption of Improved Charcoal Production Technologies and Sustainable Land Management Practices through an Integrated Approach

Project Summary

To secure multiple environmental benefits by addressing the twin challenges of unsustainable utilisation of biomass for charcoal and poor land management practices common in Uganda’s Woodlands.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Implementing partner: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD)Other partners: Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda National Council of Science and Technology (UNCST)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,480,000 USD
Co-financing Total
14,662,108 USD
GEF Agency Fees
348,000 USD
Total Cost 18,242,108.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Sep 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Oct 2011
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2011
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Dec 2013
Project closed