Strategic Partnerships to Improve the Financial and Operational Sustainability of Protected Areas

Project Summary

The project goal is to strengthen the sustainability and management effectiveness of Botswana’s system of protected areas. The project objective is to catalyze working partnerships between public , private, NGO, and communitystakehodlers to improve the financial and operational sustainability of protected areas. The project objective is expected to be achieved through:1) Strengthening enabling environment2) Effective PA comanagement systems demonstrated at site level3) Increased institutional cpaacity to effectively fulfill PA management functions

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Dept of Wildlife and National Parks (on behalf of MEWT) and BirdLife Botswana
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
953,300 USD
Co-financing Total
5,179,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 6,132,300.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Jul 2007
Concept Approved
14 Aug 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Sep 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2013