Open Africa North South Tourism Corridor (OANSTC)

Project Summary

OANSTC has the following objectives:Development Objective: A significant number of people living within the defined corridor’s biodiversity hotspots enter the economic mainstream by leveraging their tourism and self-empowerment potential.Global Objective: Communities along the newly established routes factor better biodiversity management into their mode of existence and use of biodiversity resources.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Open Africa
GEF Project Manager
Jaime Cavelier |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
495,449 USD
Co-financing Total
635,498 USD
GEF Agency Fees
49,546 USD
Total Cost 1,180,947.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Jan 2006
Preparation Grant Approved
31 Mar 2006
Concept Approved
10 Jan 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
25 Apr 2008
Project closed
31 May 2012