Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika

Project Summary

The Pilot Phase GEF project allowed to achive the following results:·ØThe Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika completed and endorsed;·ØThe Transboundary Diagnostic Analysi completed and endorsed; ·ØThe Convention on the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyik drafted and agreed upona; and·ØScientific and Technical Reports on the State of the Lake.Based on these results, the UNDP-GEF, the FAO and the AfDB have agreed that they will work together to bring about the long-term sustainable use of the resources of Lake Tanganyika. The Full project under development with the current PDF B activity will :a)Engage the participating countries in concerted action toward finalization and ratification of the draft Convention. b) Address the priority issues described in the SAP and the TDA through priority projects and sub-components. More specifically it will :·address the priority hotspots described in the TDA ·address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the littoral zone ·address the issue of excessive fishing pressure in the Pelagic zone ·introduce measures to manage the ornamental fish trade ·introduce actions to manage future mining operations ·introduce actions to help prevent and control major marine accidents ·introduce actions to promote sustainable agricultural practices which reduce non-point source pollution especially sedimentation. ·undertake specific measures to counteract deforestation; and·build national capacity to support parks management

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
595,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
13,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
43,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
987,000 USD
Total Cost 57,595,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
26 Jun 2000
Preparation Grant Approved
09 Mar 2001
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Feb 2008
Project closed
31 Aug 2012