Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Resource Management Plan for Marsabit Mountain and its associated Watersheds

Project Summary

The overall goal of the project is to ensure the long -term conservation and sustainable use of the unique mountain ecosystems in Marsabit by developing and implementing a management plan that could be replicated in similar environments in the Horn of Africa.Objective 1Develop a Resource Management Plan for Mt Marsabit and its Environs that includes finalisation of the delineation of the boundaries of the protected areas and to clarify the jurisdiction of the main institutional stakeholders and implementation of some priority aspects of that Resource Management plan.Objective 2 To enhance the knowledge base and information management by creating an information system, including a database on Marsabit Mountain and its immediate surroundings.Objective 3To protect the Marsabit forest by promoting the access to water resources outside the forest, and by promoting on-farm forestry.Objective 4To support integrated and sustainable crop-livestock production systems in zones adjacent to the forest.Objective 5 To support establishment of a viable livestock marketing system and other income generating activities with the aim of reducing pressure on the mountain ecosystem, thus contributing towards conservation of biodiversity.Objective 6To support capacity building of local stakeholders, including communities and institutions, to sustainably manage natural resources and to resolve land-use conflicts.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Agricultural Research Foundation (AGREF)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
924,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,504,099 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,453,099.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
19 Mar 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
29 Apr 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Jan 2004
Project closed
31 May 2008