SIP: Stimulating Community Initiatives in Sustainable Land Management (SCI-SLM)

Project Summary

The overall objective is to refine ways of stimulating the further improvement and spread of community-based SLM initiatives, while simultaneously developing a methodology to upscale and institutionally embed SCI-SLM approaches at local and regional level in four pilot countries in Africa. The project will contribute to the SIP's Development and Global Environment Objectives in terms of implementation of policies and on-the-ground investments towards upscaling SLM aligned with national and SIP priorities and reduction of impacts of land degradation on ecosystem functions and services in SIP investment areas. South to South exchange and learning between strategically positioned countries is a key element of project design.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
CIS (Centre for International Cooperation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) in cooperation with PLAAS ( Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, University of Western Cape, South Africa) .
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
912,391 USD
Co-financing Total
948,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 1,885,391.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Jul 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
14 Aug 2003
Concept Approved
11 Mar 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Jun 2009
Project closed
31 Dec 2014