Removing Barriers to Invasive Plant Management in Africa

Project Summary

The goal of the project is to protect ecosystem, species and genetic diversity from invasive alien species, for global, national and community benefit. The project will contribute to this goal through its purpose of removing the barriers to effective prevention and management of IAS in four pilot countries; Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. The focus will be on invasive plants, as this group poses the greatest current threat, and because a number of invasive plant species have been identified in the four countries requiring immediate attention. Invasive plants in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems will be addressed.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organisation, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana, National Environment Management Authority, Uganda, Environmental Council of Zambia, CAB International (CABI), and The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
725,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,173,980 USD
GEF Agency Fees
422,000 USD
Total Cost 11,898,980.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 May 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
22 May 2002
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Oct 2005
Project closed
01 Jul 2010