Strengthening Socotra's Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mainstreaming Biodiversity

Project Summary

The project goal is the conservation and sustainable use of the globally significant biodiversity of the Socotra Archipelago. The project objective is that biodiversity management considerations are mainstreamed effectively into the process of "decentralizing governance for development" on Socotra. The success of the mainstreaming efforts will be assessed by if and how the future spatial plan incorporates biodiversity information as well as through the number of public and private sector developments in breach of the spatial plan.

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
Ministry of Water & Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,750,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 2,750,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Sep 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
02 Oct 2005
Concept Approved
09 Oct 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
19 May 2008
Project closed
29 Jun 2013