Partnership for Natural Ecosystem Management Program (PAGEN)

Project Summary

( Details of previous reviews and actions may be found on the appropriate black book file from 1998 ). The Program’s 15-year purpose is "to set up a national decentralized system for participatory management of natural ecosystems profitable for communities, private operators and the state". It is a building block to a national Decentralized Rural Development Program (DRDP) financed by IDA and other donors. Phase 1 development objective is "to establish and test in four geographical locations a decentralized system of participatory management of natural ecosystems".The Program targets global biodiversity conservation in 4 areas of Burkina Faso by: (i) increasing the ecological security of flora and fauna rare or threatened on a regional and global scale including the northernmost populations of African elephants; (ii) restoration and preservation of representative areas of the West Africa Sahelian and Sudanian ecosystems; (iii) preservation of genetic diversity within ecologically, economically and culturally important species in natural population within their historical range; and (iv) integration of sound ecological management principles of natural resources, livestock and agriculture practices in relation to wildland conservation.The Program’s operationnal goals are to: (1) plan and implement PRONAGEN at the ecosystem and transboundary levels; (2) empower communities for the management of wildland as part of decentralized rural development, (3) reinforce local and national capacity; (4) provide funds, tools and techniques for communities, Government & private operators to manage natural habitat and wildlife .

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Burkina Faso
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Hydraulics, Directorate for Water & Forests
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
175,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
18,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
25,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,667,000 USD
Total Cost 43,675,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Jul 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
02 May 2002
Project closed
31 Dec 2007