Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report and Clearing House Mechanism

Project Summary

The purpose of the proposed project is to enable the Government of Sao Tome and Principe to develop a biodiversity strategy in compliance with Articles 6 and 8 of the CBD and as a means of identifying priority actions for biodiversity conservation and management. The project will provide the resources to Government to prepare its first National Report to the Conference of the Parties. As such the project will also be an important first step in enhancing the capacity of Government and other stakeholders in various fields related to biodiversity and in identifying priority areas for biodiversity conservation and management in Sao Tome and Principe. Under the Clearing House Mechanism (CHM), the project will also provide minimal equipment to the focal point that will enable the Government to execute its responsibilities relative to the CBD.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Enabling Activity
Sao Tome and Principe
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Department for the Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
163,000 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
Total Cost 163,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Apr 2000
Project closed
31 Mar 2003