Conservation of the Montane Forest Protected Area System in Rwanda

Project Summary

The project seeks to ensure the conservation of Rwanda's in-situ biological diversity through holistic support to the strenthening of the national protected area system, its technical and financial sustainability, and its cooperative link to local, national and regional constituents. The seven year project will lay the groundwork for a long-term effective system of protected areas in Rwanda. The project will build constituencies at the local and national levels through organizing various and seek through participation of local communities to develop systems and techniques for sustainable use of biodiversity values. The GEF intervention will focus on protected areas of global significance; and the main components of the project include: (a) restoration and rehabilitation of PAs; (ii) Strengthening PA management nd policy; (iii) building constituencies and partnerships at local and national levels; and (iv) establishing co-ordinating mechanisms at national, sub-national and regional levels.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
297,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,450,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,980,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 13,727,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Jul 2000
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Sep 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Jul 2006
Project closed
01 Dec 2012