Senegal River Basin Water and Environmental Management Program

Project Summary

The project has the overall objective of ensuring the sustainable management of the basin's water resources, biodiversity and environment. To reach this goal, four main components have been tentatively identified: (i) The Environmental Management Structure Component, aiming at establishing effective institutional structures and mechanisms for the correct management of the Senegal Basin, both at regional and national level; (ii) The Knowledge Base Component, which would consist of a thorough inventory of the socio-economic and bio-physical conditions, and of easily accessible data bases established in each country and at OVMS (Basin Authority); (iii) The Priority and Opportunities Analysis Component, involving the identification of priority transboundary issues, the definition of mitigation measures, the identification of priorities and opportunities percieved by the public in the Basin; (iv) The Action Program for the Global Environment, including the integration of measures identified under (iii) in an action program featuring both national and regional/global components, and the implementation of necessary reforms, and of elements qualifying for GEF funding. The PDF-B work will help to better define the design of each component through preliminary assessments and stakeholders consultations.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal (OMVs) on behalf of the national governments of Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,250,000 USD
Co-financing Total
13,950,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,142,000 USD
Total Cost 21,575,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Oct 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
04 Jan 1999
Concept Approved
01 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Oct 2003
Project closed
31 Jul 2008