Demonstration of a Regional Approach to Environmentally Sound Management of PCB Liquid Wastes and Transformers and Capacitors Containing PCBs

Project Summary

To reduce environmental and human health risks from PCBs releases through the introduction of cost-effective environmentally sound management (ESM) to PCB oils, equipment and wastes held by electrical utilities in participating countries of the region

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
The Basel Convention Regional Centre in Dakar and UNOPS
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
500,261 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,889,399 USD
Co-financing Total
9,638,942 USD
GEF Agency Fees
538,966 USD
Total Cost 15,028,602.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
07 Feb 2006
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Oct 2010
Project closed
01 Apr 2015