Reversing Ecosystem and Water Degradation in the Volta River Basin (REWarD-Volta River Basin)

Project Summary

Reverse ecosystem and water degradation and support integrated ecosystem-based development in the Volta River Basin through strengthened transboundary governance and restoration and conservation of ecosystems for sustainable livelihoods.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Concept Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Volta Basin Authority, Ministries in charge of water resources in basin countries, other relevant national authorities, GWP-WA, IUCN-Burkina Faso (country office) and DHI
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,122,566 USD
Co-financing Total
75,110,636 USD
GEF Agency Fees
658,934 USD
Total Cost 82,433,202.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
05 Sep 2017
Preparation Grant Approved
25 May 2018
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2018
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed