Integrated Ecosystem Management of Transboundary Areas between Niger and Nigeria Phase I: Strengthening of Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Collaboration and Pilot Demonstrations of IEM

Project Summary

The project will promote holistic approaches to integrated watershed and ecosystem management based on participatory and community-based strategies in the transboundary drylands. In particular, it will promote sustainable use of globally significant biodiversity and the sustainable use of land and water at the watershed level. It will also strengthen and improve the management of existing protected areas. Moreover, the project will develop flexible land and water management strategies adapted to the variable natural conditions. It will ensure transfer of best practices and lessons learnt between the different watersheds, and also ascertain that socially and culturally acceptable approaches that are economically viable, to land and water management and improved watershed management will be disseminated throughout the transboundary area.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,122,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 14,497,500.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Oct 1999
Preparation Grant Approved
28 Nov 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Aug 2005
Project closed
01 Nov 2010