Institutional Capacity Building for Protected Areas Management and Sustainable Use (ICB-PAMSU)

Project Summary

Project will support mgt. and conservation of priority protected areas by strengthening the Uganda Wildlife Authority, making direct investments in rehabilitation of infrastructure and improving the mgt. of biologically critical protected areas, and building capacity for developing locally based tourism and other activities compatible with conservation that provide economic returns, such as sustainable collection of forest products in buffer zones. Project will emphasize planning, promotion and regulation of environmentally sustainable tourism by strengthening govt. capacity at all levels to facilitate tourism, and by providing a supportive envt. for private sector tourism development. Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities will recieve assist. to develop policies and laws promoting tourism and conservation, and to manage its many current projects and programs.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Toursim, Wildlife and Antiquities
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
289,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,850,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 14,139,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Feb 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
02 Nov 1995
Concept Approved
01 May 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
28 May 1998
Project closed
30 Apr 2003