Community-based Integrated Ecosytem Management Program under the Community Action Program

Project Summary

The proposed CBIEM aims at supporting sustainable local development by providing communities in Niger with the means to improve the management of rural and peri-urban ecosystems so as to generate both local and global environmental benefits. It is an attempt to reduce poverty and vulnerability by combating land degradation and desertification in Niger and by conserving and eventually restoring ecological mechanisms. It also aims at increasing the carbon sequestration capacity of dryland ecosystems via an increase in biomass production and a reduction in biomass depletion, particularly with respect to fuel wood consumption.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning and Economic Development
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
39,830,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
650,000 USD
Total Cost 44,180,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Jan 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Oct 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
23 Feb 2003
Project closed
07 Sep 2009