SPWA-BD: Protected Area Buffer Zone Management in Burkina Faso

Project Summary

To incorporate protected areas as a key tool for biodiversity conservation into Burkina Faso’s decentralization process through the operationalization of community managed protected areas, including gazetted forests and their buffer zones.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Burkina Faso
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
49,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
860,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,090,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
86,000 USD
Total Cost 3,999,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
28 Jan 2010
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Apr 2010
Concept Approved
16 Mar 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Jun 2011
Project closed
31 Mar 2015