Sustainable Land Use Planning for Integrated Land and Water Management for Disaster Preparedness and Vulnerability Reduction in the Lower Limpopo Basin

Project Summary

The goal of the project is to promote participatory land use planning for sustainable land management in the Lower Limpopo River Basin in order to reduce the impact of floods on land, ecosystems and human settlements.In order to meet its goal, the project has two objectives: 1. to lessen land degradation and minimize the risk of losing life and damage to biodiversity in future flood events through a regional action plan; and2. to reduce the vulnerability of communities living in flood prone areas and preserve biodiversity through participatory land use planning for sustainable land management.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
United Nations Human Settlements Program (Un-Habitat)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
970,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,827,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,822,500.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
24 Jun 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
14 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Jun 2004
Project closed
28 Feb 2007