Landscape Restoration for Ecosystem Functionality and Climate Change Mitigation in the Republic of Sao Tome e Principe

Project Summary

Promote the restoration and sustainable management of the forest ecosystems of São Tomé and Príncipe in order to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation, and stop and reverse forest and soil degradation.Indicators: (i) # of ha of forest landscapes under restoration and sustainable management; (ii) # of members of rural communities directly benefitting from FLR interventions; (iii) # of tCO2eq sequestered due to direct project interventions; (iv) # of new bankable projects designed and/or implemented as private/public partnerships.Targets: (i) 35,500 ha; (ii) 17,000 members; (iii) 8,034,828 tons of CO2e ; (iv) at least 5 new bankable projects

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Sao Tome and Principe
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) through the Directorate of Forests (DF)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:

Project Documents

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Project Preparation Grant Amount
150,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,666,515 USD
Co-financing Total
16,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
419,985 USD
Total Cost 21,516,515.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
17 Jun 2016
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Jul 2016
Concept Approved
09 Jun 2016
Project Approved for Implementation
23 Apr 2018
Project closed