Reducing Biodiversity Loss at Cross-Border Sites in East Africa

Project Summary

Activities include the development and implementation of processes that bring together traditional local and modern agency perspectives on a range of activities including land use and tenure systems, resource and biodiversity values, management systems, decision making systems, and associated incentives, regulatory structures and policy instruments. Success will be dependent on the development of a fully participatory and cooperative process of learning, exchange and sharing of information. Policy, legal and institutional restructuring and reform will be carried out in order to institutionalize the cooperative processes established.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
National governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; FAO - UNOPS
GEF Project Manager


Project Preparation Grant Amount
244,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,655,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,270,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 18,169,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Jun 1996
Concept Approved
01 May 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Feb 1998
Project closed
24 Apr 2003