Sustainable Co-Management of the Natural Resources of the Air-Tenere Complex

Project Summary

The Aïr-Ténéré Complex is increasingly under stress and threat of land degradation in the agroecosystems and natural expanses of the 20 million hectares of the complex. The barriers to sustainable land management (SLM) are: lack of incentives of local SLM (economic, land tenure), institutional breakdown and lack of capacities for enforcement of locally derived laws and procedures, and lack of technical options for herders and farmers to exercise sustainable agriculture, sustainable grazing and sustainable forestry. The goal of this project is to combat land degradation and to conserve the Saharan ecosystems of northern Niger by integrating the processes of local development and decentralization.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Directorate of Wildlife, Fishing & Aquaculture of the Ministry of Water Engineering, the Environment & Desertification Control (MHELCD/DFPP)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
232,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,367,734 USD
GEF Agency Fees
380,880 USD
Total Cost 9,599,734.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Oct 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Nov 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Jun 2006
Project closed
11 Apr 2016