Institutional Strengthening and Resource Mobilization for Mainstreaming Integrated Land and Water Management Approaches into Development Programs in Africa

Project Summary

This project seeks to provide a strong base for the Africa Land and Water Initiative in the contexts of the respective countries' development programs. The objectives of this project are to:Develop a credible monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to track performance and impacts in the 5 intervention areas;Compile and disseminate Best Management Practices (including policies) in community-based integrated land and water management at the 5 sites;Formulate guidelines to incrementally manage basin/sub-basin issues in the selected sites;Compile and synthesize natural resource management data and develop diagnostic principles of basin/sub-basin management in the selected sites;Develop mechanisms for effective stakeholder participation in integrated land and water management in the targeted areas;Training and awareness building (capacity building) at basin/watershed, country, and community levels in the targeted areas;Develop mechanisms for communication, partnerships and operational networking within and between the selected sites;Resource mobilization from donors, governments and private sector for further program implementation (expansion phase) for the 5 sites;Catalyze "start-up" institutional strengthening and capacity building activities to support community-driven decentralized and programmatic land and water management in the intervention areas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
World Bank
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
300,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,325,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
28 Nov 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
31 Jul 2001
Project closed
28 Feb 2008