SPWA-BD: Expansion and Strengthening of Mali's PA System

Project Summary

To expand the coverage of Mali’s protected estate and significantly strengthen the management effectiveness of the protected area system, focusing in the southwest region and piloting new management models based on international PA categories.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment & Sanitation (Direction Nationale de la Conservation de la Nature - DNCN), IUCN
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
64,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,768,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,249,631 USD
GEF Agency Fees
176,800 USD
Total Cost 11,082,131.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Sep 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Feb 2009
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Aug 2010
Project closed
29 Sep 2014