Strengthening Multi-sectoral Management of Critical Landscapes

Project Summary

To strengthen local capacities, incentives and actions for integrated landscape management in order to reduce land degradation and greenhouse gas emissions and promote nature conservation whilst enhancing sustainable local livelihoods;Critical landscapes of over 160,000 ha under integrated SLM management by local communities, where indices of ecosystem health, diversity and condition remain the same as baseline or improve and is mainstreamed into local development plans (forest and tree cover; maintenance of wetlands; no net increase of agricultural land under mono cropping)• Area under vegetative cover increased 24,430 (with average tree density of 111 trees/ ha)• 128000 ha of forest cover (under effective management – including no net loss due to land use conversion• 5000 households’ incomes increase by 10% on average by project end through increased land productivity • Avoided emission of 689333 CO2-eq for 4 years and sequestration of store additionally 10,755 tCO2eq.

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 Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
136,364 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,736,363 USD
Co-financing Total
24,217,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
473,636 USD
Total Cost 29,089,727.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 May 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Sep 2011
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2011
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Jul 2013
Project closed