Disposal of PCB Oils Contained in Transformers and Disposal of Capacitors Containing PCB in Southern Africa

Project Summary

To reduce environmental and human health risks from PCB releases through the demonstration of a regional approach to the introduction of cost-effective and socially acceptable environmentally sound management (ESM) of PCB oils, equipment and wastes held by electrical utilities and other PCB owners in participating countries.

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
Africa Institute (Basel Convention and Stockholm Convention regional centre) in cooperation with UNEP/DTIE
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
90,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,710,000 USD
Co-financing Total
33,661,319 USD
GEF Agency Fees
732,450 USD
Total Cost 41,461,319.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Aug 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Feb 2014
Concept Approved
02 Mar 2014
Project Approved for Implementation
31 May 2016
Project closed