Transfrontier Conservation Areas and Sustainable Tourism Development Project

Project Summary

The Global Objective of the project is to ensure the sustainable management and conservation of Mozambique’s global biodiversity assets and critically important transboundary ecosystems through an integrated ecosystem management approach.The Project (TFCATDP) builds upon the experience of the first GEF-funded TFCA Pilot and Institutional Strengthening Project (TFCA) aimed at assisting Mozambique to capitalize on unique opportunities in biodiversity conservation as a basis for tourism and rural development. The project will institutionalize a fully participatory, multi-sectoral planning and implementation process for transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) and integrate environmental and social values with economic development. The project will reinforce enabling conditions for community-oriented, private sector investment in environmentally and socially sustainable tourism. The overall goal of the planning processes will be to:1. influence current and proposed development pans, both public and private, towards more environmentally and socially sustainable patterns; 2. actively promote investments in tourism and other activities which maximize opportunities for sustainable development in the TFCAs.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Tourism, Mozambique
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
26,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
932,000 USD
Total Cost 37,050,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
23 Jan 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Jun 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Oct 2005
Project closed
30 Jun 2014