Cameroon

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Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
10
steps
24
timeframe
2012 - 2013
cost
$759,000

Improve governance of protected areas
2012 $26,000
2012 $16,000 5.1) Workshop defining protected areas governance framework
2012 $5,000 5.2) Advocacy with decision-making authorities
2012 $5,000 5.3) Advocacy with development partners
Increase public awareness
2012 - 2013 $62,000
2012 $16,000 6.1) Guidance workshop on the awareness strategy for protected areas
2012 $6,000 6.2) Consultant recruitment for defining the awareness strategy on protected areas
2012 $20,000 6.3) Workshop for the pre-validation study
2012 $20,000 6.4) Workshop for the validation study
Establish an effective monitoring system of protected areas
2012 - 2013 $58,000
2012 $6,000 7.1) Consultant recruitment for identification of threats and opportunities on protected areas restoration
2012 $16,000 7.2) Workshop on defining study expectations
2012 $16,000 7.3) Workshop for the pre-validation study
2012 $20,000 7.4) Workshop for the validation study
Integrate aspects of climate change in protected areas
2012
Strengthen the establishment of transboundary protected areas and regional networks
2012 $430,000
2012 $400,000 1.1) Formalize the protected area Sena-oura/Boubandjida (Tchad-Cameroon)
2012 $30,000 1.2) Identify new protected areas with the RCA
Develop site-based management plans of protected areas
2012 - 2013 $61,000
2012 $16,000 2.1) Workshop on identifying stakeholders
2012 $20,000 2.2) Workshop defining protected area sites-scale management plans
2012 $25,000 2.3) Workshop on the validation of protected area sites-scale management plans
Identify threats and opportunities for restoration
2012 $58,000
2012 $6,000 3.1) Consultant recruitment for identification of the threats and opportunities for protected area restoration
2012 $16,000 3.2) Workshop on defining studied expectations
2012 $16,000 3.3) Workshop for the pre-validation study
2012 $20,000 3.4) Workshop for the validation study
Promote the equitable sharing of benefits
2012 - 2013 $64,000
2012 $18,000 4.1) Information workshop for indigenous and local communities
2012 $6,000 4.2) Consultant recruitment for defining equitable sharing frameworks
2012 $20,000 4.3) Workshop for the pre-validation study
2012 $20,000 4.4) Workshop for the validation study
Promote research for protected areas
2012 - 2013
Develop opportunities for the Marine Environment Protection
2012 - 2013

GEF Projects

Cameroon is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo DR, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
LCB-NREE Lake Chad Basin Regional Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Efficiency (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area CEO PIF Clearance 20,728,284 USD 172,563,158 USD
CBSP-Capacity Building for Regional Coordination of Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin under the GEF Program for the Congo Basin Multi Focal Area 2009-07-08 CEO Approved 865,000 USD 1,107,750 USD
Country Case Studies on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Assessment - Phase I Climate Change 1995-02-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 2,000,000 USD 0
CBSP - A Regional Focus on Sustainable Timber Management in the Congo Basin Multi Focal Area 2010-06-08 CEO Endorsed 3,175,681 USD 6,280,000 USD
Supporting Capacity Building for the Elaboration of National Reports and Country Profiles by African Parties to the UNCCD Land Degradation 2004-06-08 2005-06-30 Project Closure 900,000 USD 900,000 USD
Improved Certification Schemes for Sustainable Tropical Forest Management Biodiversity 2005-01-10 2009-12-01 Project Completion 987,000 USD 467,000 USD
Renewable Energy Enterprise Development - Seed Capital Access Facility Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 8,700,000 USD 40,500,000 USD
Conservation of Transboundary Biodiversity in the Minkebe-Odzala-Dja Interzone in Gabon, Congo, and Cameroon Biodiversity 2004-05-21 Under Implementation 10,463,338 USD 34,620,100 USD
Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem International Waters 2000-02-01 2008-12-20 Project Closure 10,293,500 USD 3,130,000 USD
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Alternatives to Slash and Burn Climate Change 1992-02-01 IA Approved 3,000,000 USD 3,000,000 USD
Reduction of Environmental Impact from Tropical Shrimp Trawling through Introduction of By-catch Technologies and Change of Management International Waters 2000-11-01 IA Approved 4,780,000 USD 4,440,000 USD
CBSP Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Ngoyla Mintom Forest Biodiversity 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 3,576,700 USD 6,500,000 USD
Support to Cameroon for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 2012-03-16 CEO Approved 205,750 USD 230,000 USD
Sustainable Forest Management Under the Authority of Cameroonian Councils Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 3,573,333 USD 16,195,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-04-07 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
Forest and Environment Development Policy Grant (FEDPG) Biodiversity 2004-05-21 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 10,267,150 USD 116,532,850 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-02-12 2005-12-31 Project Closure 13,000 USD 0
Biodiversity Conservation and Management Biodiversity 1993-05-01 2003-03-31 Project Closure 6,097,000 USD 6,430,000 USD
FAO FP 2009-06-24 1,818,182 USD 3,700,000 USD
First Regional Micro/Mini-Hydropower Capacity Development and Investment in Rural Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa Climate Change 2005-11-10 Cancelled 19,173,968 USD 121,335,658 USD
CBSP: Strategic Program for Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin Multi Focal Area 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
Support to Preparation of the Second National Biosafety Reports to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-Africa Biodiversity 2011-05-16 CEO Approved 993,950 USD 840,000 USD
Combating Living Resource Depletion and Coastal Area Degradation in the Guinea Current LME through Ecosystem-based Regional Actions International Waters 2003-11-21 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 21,449,184 USD 33,871,292 USD
Supporting the Development and Implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing Policies in Africa Biodiversity 2009-06-24 Council Approved 1,177,300 USD 795,950 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD Land Degradation 2012-06-07 CEO Endorsed 2,830,000 USD 2,750,000 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 USD
Demonstrating and Capturing Best Practices and Technologies for the Reduction of Land-sourced Impacts Resulting from Coastal Tourism International Waters 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 6,014,600 USD 23,356,816 USD
Coastal Resilience to Climate Change: Developing a Generalizable Method for Assessing Vulnerability and Adaptation of Mangroves and Associated Ecosystems Biodiversity 2005-09-20 2010-06-01 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,000,000 USD
Climate, Water and Agriculture: Impacts on and Adaptation of Agro-Ecological Systems in Africa Multi Focal Area 2001-12-14 2005-12-31 Project Closure 700,000 USD 540,000 USD
Reversing Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Niger River Basin International Waters 2003-05-16 2010-08-31 Project Completion 13,375,000 USD 16,902,000 USD
African NGO-Government Partnership for Sustainable Biodiversity Action Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-05-05 Project Closure 4,544,080 USD 7,120,000 USD
Water Pollution Control and Biodiversity Conservation in the Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) International Waters 1991-12-01 1998-03-01 Project Closure 6,000,000 USD 512,700 USD
Global Alternatives to Slash and Burn Agriculture Phase II Climate Change 1995-05-01 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 3,370,000 USD
Regional Environment and Information Management Project (REIMP) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-06-30 Project Closure 4,377,500 USD 11,313,000 USD
Development and Institution of A National Monitoring and Control System (Framework) for Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Biodiversity 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 2,493,000 USD 8,400,000 USD
Sustainable Agro-Pastoral and Land Management Promotion under the National Community Development Program Support Program (PNDP) Land Degradation 2005-11-10 2011-03-01 Under Implementation 6,350,000 USD 92,000,000 USD
Disposal of POPs and Obsolete Pesticides and Strengthening Sound Pesticide Management POPs 2012-02-29 Council Approved 1,710,000 USD 7,548,000 USD
Promoting Investments in the Fight against Climate Change and Ecosystems Protection through Integrated Renewable Energy and Biomass Solutions for Productive Uses and Industrial Applications Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 2,000,000 USD 10,000,000 USD
Enabling Activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Cameroon POPs 2003-04-10 2005-12-31 Project Closure 499,000 USD 20,000 USD
Support to the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework for Cameroon Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-03-31 Project Closure 560,000 USD 111,100 USD
Community Based Conservation in the Bamenda Highlands Biodiversity 2000-05-01 2004-12-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 2,090,978 USD
Enabling Activity for the Preparation of Initial Communication Related to the UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-07-16 2004-12-31 Project Closure 265,000 USD 70,000 USD
Preparation National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1996-09-16 2004-12-31 Project Closure 300,000 USD 0

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  • United Nations Environment Programme