Promotion of BAT and BEP to Reduce uPOPs Releases from Waste Open Burning in the Participating African Countries of COMESA-SADC Subregions

Project Summary

To achieve continuing minimization of unintentionally produced POPs (uPOPs) releases in the open burning sector of participating African countries of SADC region through introduction of best available techniques and best environmental practices (BAT/BEP) measures at selected priority demonstration sites

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (Botswana), Environmental Protection Authority (Ethiopia), Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture (Lesotho), Ministry of Environment and Forests (Madagascar), Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (Mozambique), Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Physical Development (Sudan), Swaziland Environment Authority (Swaziland), Vice President’s Office-Division of Environment (Tanzania), National Environment Management Authority (Uganda) and Zambia Environmental Management Agency (Zambia)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
180,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,615,000 USD
Co-financing Total
28,361,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
628,425 USD
Total Cost 35,156,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Mar 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Feb 2014
Concept Approved
03 Mar 2014
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Feb 2016
Project closed