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GEF-5 Support for NBSAPs and related activities

The Biodiversity Strategy for the fifth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-5) includes, as its fifth objective: "Integrate CBD Obligations into National Planning Processes through Enabling Activities”.

Enabling activities would cover:


As confirmed in Notification 2011-075, attaching correspondence from GEF CEO and Chairperson, funds for NBSAPs and fifth national reports can be accessed through a number of ways (outlined below). To date, approximately 130 out of 145 eligible countries have accessed these funds.

1. Direct access from the GEF Secretariat

To request support for biodiversity enabling activities through the Direct Access modality, countries will submit a proposal to the GEF Secretariat (using the template provided here) that includes a detailed description of the activities that will be carried out as well as their expected cost. Applications must be submitted to GEF Secretariat via email (GEF-DA-BD@thegef.org) by the GEF Operational Focal Point (see list below).

2. Access through an agency

To request support for biodiversity enabling activities through an agency, countries will submit a proposal to the agency concerned (using the template provided here) that includes a detailed description of the activities that will be carried out as well as their expected cost. Applications must be submitted by the GEF Operational Focal Point (see list below).

  • Click here for further information on UNDP-GEF.
  • Click here for further information on UNEP-GEF.
  • Click here to view a list of other GEF agencies.

3. For LDCs and SIDS, through a UNEP Umbrella Project (currently under development)

As confirmed in the letter of UNEP/GEF Executive Coordinator/Director dated 13 April 2011, UNEP is seeking letters of endorsement from LDCs and SIDS to participate in a CBD Enabling Activities Umbrella Project. Countries will submit their endorsements using the template provided here.

In all cases applications should be made through the GEF Operational Focal Points for the country concerned.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme