Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Pacific Small Island Developing States

Project Summary

The long-term objective of this project is to conserve and sustainably manage the coastal and ocean resources in the Pacific Region. Project activities are designed to encourage comprehensive, cross-sectoral, ecosystem based approaches to mitigate and prevent existing imminent threats to International Waters. The SAP provides a regional framework within which actions are identified, developed and implemented. Targeted actions will be carried out in two complementary, linked consultative contexts: Integrated Coastal and Watershed Management (ICWM) and Oceanic Fisheries Management (OFM). ICWM actions will focus on freshwater supplies including groundwater, Marine Protected Area (MPA) enhancement and development, sustainable coastal fisheries, integrated coastal management including tourism development, and activities to demonstrate waste reduction strategies will be stressed. The OFM component will target the Western Pacific Warm Pool ecosystem, whose boundaries correspond almost precisely to the Western Pacific tuna fishery.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
290,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
8,118,383 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 20,408,383.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Jul 1998
Concept Approved
01 Jul 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
18 Jan 2000
Project closed
01 Jan 2005