Integrated Management of Critical Ecosystems

Project Summary

The objective of the proposed GEF component of the Rural Sector Support Project (IDA), which will be financed through an Adjustable Programme Loan (APL), is to cover the incremental costs associated with the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in critical upland watersheds and wetlands of international significance in Rwanda. This would be achieved through the promotion of integrated approaches to the management of critical ecosystems. The project would increase opportunities for improving rural livelihoods on a sustainable basis while, at the same time, rehabilitating and conserving the natural resource base.

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 Lands, Human Resettlement and Environmental Protection (MINITERE), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (MINAGRI)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,300,000 USD
Co-financing Total
44,410,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
550,000 USD
Total Cost 49,060,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Sep 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Nov 2000
Concept Approved
01 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Mar 2005
Project closed
30 Jun 2011