Participatory Coastal Zone Restoration and Sustainable Management in the Eastern Province of Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka

Project Summary

This grant is fully blended in the IFAD loan entitled, “Post Tsunami Coastal Restoration and Coastal Communities Resource Management Programme.” The long-term goal of the project is to rehabilitate tsunami-affected ecosystems in Sri Lanka to provide full ecosystem services including adaptation against extreme climatic events. The project development objective is to mainstream restoration and management conservation of globally important ecosystems affected by the tsunami into the reconstruction process to support sustainable livelihoods and reduce vulnerability to climate change along the East Coast of Sri Lanka.The project design is founded on overcoming three key barriers to the restoration of coastal ecosystems – that technical knowledge for low-cost restoration methods is not present on the island; that environmental issues have been given low priority during the tsunami relief and reconstruction programme; and that those processes leading

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Sri Lanka
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, IUCN-Sri Lanka
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,919,915 USD
Co-financing Total
7,569,450 USD
GEF Agency Fees
654,292 USD
Total Cost 14,839,365.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
19 May 2005
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
26 Dec 2007
Project closed
30 Sep 2017