Development and Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Summary

The goal of the project is to assist sub-Saharan African countries in achieving sustainable management of their coastal and marine environment and resources. Specifically, the project will 1) Identify areas, sites or living resources of regional and global significance that are suffering measurable degradation; 2) Determine the sources/causes of this degradation and the associated scales of impact (national, regional and global) 3) Identify areas, sites and resources of regional significance that, although not currently degraded, are threatened with future degradation; 4) Determine, through root-cause analysis, the fundamental causes of damage or threat posed; and 5) Design a program of interventions addressing problems of regional priority.

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
Advisory Committee for the Protection of the Sea (ACOPS)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
975,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,725,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Project Approved for Implementation
26 Jul 2000
Project closed
31 Dec 2002