Western Kenya Integrated Ecosystem Management Project

Project Summary

The project aims to enhance the potential to sequester additional above- and below-ground carbon in the project area, and develop scientifically sound and cost effective procedures and protocols to measure, monitor and validate above- and below-ground carbon sinks in different land-use systems. The project will also promote agroforestry and other improved land management activities in upland areas to rehabilitate degraded lands, improve erosion and sediment control, and reduce nutrient delivery to Lake Victoria from agricultural activities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI/KEFRI)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,100,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,450,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
351,000 USD
Total Cost 9,750,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Oct 2001
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
02 Feb 2005
Project closed
30 Jun 2010