Integrated Ecosystem Management in Indigenous Communities

Project Summary

The overall goal of the GEF alternative is to support an emerging network of indigenous communities engaged in integrated ecosystem management in the Central American region. This would enhance the sustainability of human-managed systems that have been evolving for centuries in Central America, conserving high levels of biodiversity, but that are under increasing threat. The building of community networks across the region would create links between communities with established best practice examples of IEM and those with comparable environmental characteristics and similar potential for IEM. The long-term outcome would be that successful and proven regional models are effectively adopted in local and national initiatives, including World Bank and IDB-assisted projects, and that a common vision emerges among indigenous communities on how best to manage their traditional resources.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Central American Indigenous and Peasant Coordination Association for Community Agroforestry (ACICAFOC) and the Central American Commission on the Environment and Development (CCAD)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
39,885,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,016,250 USD
Total Cost 49,235,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Apr 2002
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Nov 2004
Project closed
12 Jun 2011