Demonstrating the Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Island Resource Management Mechanism in a Small Island Developing State

Project Summary

The GEF Alternative will promote integrated ecosystem management, with special emphasis on the conservation of globally significant biodiversity and prevention of land degradation in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda. GEF resources will be used to incorporate integrated ecosystem management objectives, principles, techniques and practices into government policies for land and marine development. The integration of the GEF support into government approaches will promote Island-wide economic development in conjunction with sustainable management of local natural resources and securing global environmental benefits. The project through the sustainable management of tourism, coastal fisheries, wetlands and mangrove resources, sustainable community agriculture and forestry projects will maintain ecosystem processes and services so that they continue to create and preserve soils, store and distribute water and regulate coastal and atmospheric conditions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Antigua And Barbuda
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Division of Environment, Ministry of Tourism and Environment, Ministry of Works, Transport and Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
197,100 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,995,930 USD
Co-financing Total
4,703,300 USD
GEF Agency Fees
287,373 USD
Total Cost 7,896,330.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
28 Jan 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Aug 2004
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Aug 2007
Project closed
01 Jun 2013