Gambia

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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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
5
steps
23
timeframe
2012 - 2018
cost
$8,125,000

Biodiversity restoration and climate change resilience (goal 1.5)
2012 - 2018
PA Governance and Participation (goal 2.1 & 2.2)
2012 - 2018 $280,000
2012 - 2020 $145,000 1.1) GamPan congresses, quarterly meetings and committee meetings
2012 - 2020 $30,000 1.2) GamPan education and exchange visits
2012 - 2020 $25,000 1.3) Park committee meetings
2012 - 2020 $50,000 1.4) Designation and management of ICCAs
2012 - 2020 $30,000 1.5) Resource policing and benefit sharing
PA Network and Integration (goal 1.1, 1.2 & 1.3)
2012 - 2018 $1,550,000
2012 - 2020 $50,000 2.1) Ecological gap assessment and analysis
2012 - 2020 $300,000 2.2) Designation of atleast two more national parks, biosphere reserve and corridors
2012 - 2020 $25,000 2.3) Negotiation for the designation of a park for peace
2012 - 2020 $150,000 2.4) Expansion of PAs where necessary
2012 - 2020 $15,000 2.5) Provide signpost, billboard, interpretation post etc
2012 - 2020 $10,000 2.6) Facilitate ESMP, EIA,SEA,METT,RAPPAM etc
2012 - 2020 $1,000,000 2.7) Procurement of twelve 4@4 Toyota vehicles and other office buy-outs
Capacity building and public awareness (goal 3.3 & 3.5)
2012 - 2018 $6,295,000
2012 - 2020 $25,000 3.1) Capacity need assessment
2012 - 2020 $1,500,000 3.2) Establishment of Biodiversity Research and Training Center
2012 - 2020 $120,000 3.3) Development of modules and facilitation of courses
2012 - 2020 $50,000 3.4) Procurement of tools
2012 - 2020 3.5) Refreshment training for lecturers
2012 - 2020 $200,000 3.6) Specialized and postgraduate training for project staff and DPWM
2012 - 2020 $2,000,000 3.7) Establishment of an Advisory Committee for BRTC $30
2012 - 2020 $1,000,000 3.8) Construction of offices
2012 - 2020 $1,000,000 3.9) Budget for strengthening PA operation $400
2012 - 2020 $300,000 3.10) Environmental Olympic Competition amongst stakeholders
2012 - 2020 $100,000 3.11) Public awareness and sensitization
Community livelihood and benefit sharing (goal 2.1)
2012 - 2018

GEF Projects

Gambia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 9 countries : Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and The Gambia
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
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
SPWA-CC Promoting Coherence, Integration and Knowledge Management under Energy Component of SPWA Climate Change 2010-01-26 CEO Approved 700,000 USD 700,000 USD
Demonstration of Effectiveness of Diversified, Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Interventions, and Strengthening National Capacity for Innovative Implementation of Integrated Vector Management (IVM) for Disease Prevention and Control in the WHO AFRO Region POPs 2012-06-07 Council Approved 15,491,700 USD 118,720,000 USD
SIP PROGRAM: Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SIP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Council Approved 2,593,673 USD 0 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
Protection of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) International Waters 2007-09-05 Under Implementation 8,790,000 USD 17,716,250 USD
Capacity-building for Improving Greenhouse Gas Inventories (West and Francophone Central Africa) Climate Change 2002-10-15 IA Approved 2,992,470 USD 605,585 USD
Sustainable Management of Globally Significant Endemic Ruminant Livestock of West Africa Biodiversity 2004-09-27 Under Implementation 10,495,000 USD 19,593,000 USD
SIP-Participatory Integrated Watershed Management Project (PIWAMP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 4,500,000 USD 14,482,000 USD
Strengthening of The Gambia?s Climate Change Early Warning Systems Climate Change 2008-08-18 CEO Approved 960,000 USD 1,085,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2002-06-06 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2002-08-14 2003-11-30 Project Closure 146,950 USD 27,670 USD
Assessment of Capacity-building Needs for Biodiversity, Participation in CHM and Preparation of Second National Report Biodiversity 2001-02-22 2003-12-31 Project Closure 193,000 USD 60,000 USD
Enabling Gambia to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-03-24 IA Approved 137,900 USD 0
SPWA-CC: GEF Strategic Program for West Africa: Energy Component (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase 1 Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,798,000 USD 6,500,000 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
Disposal Of Obsolete Pesticides Including POPs And Strengthening Pesticide Management In The Permanent Interstate Committee For Drought Control In The Sahel (CILSS) Member States POPs 2012-02-29 Council Approved 7,450,000 USD 40,040,000 USD
SPWA-BD: GEF Program in West Africa: Sub-component on Biodiversity Biodiversity 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Adaptation to Climate Change - Responding to Shoreline Change and its human dimensions in West Africa through integrated coastal area management. Climate Change 2006-08-01 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 4,000,000 USD 4,000,000 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
Fouta Djallon Highlands Integrated Natural Resources Management Project (FDH-INRM) (Tranches 1 and 2) Land Degradation 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 11,554,000 USD 33,000,000 USD
Enhancing Conservation of the Critical Network of Sites of Wetlands Required by Migratory Waterbirds on the African/Eurasian Flyways. Biodiversity 2003-11-21 2010-12-01 Project Completion 6,350,000 USD 6,765,045 USD
Country Case Studies on Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases Climate Change 1991-12-01 1995-03-01 Project Closure 4,700,000 USD 1,716,975 USD
National Adaptation Programme of Action Climate Change 2003-07-25 2009-09-14 Project Closure 198,100 USD 0
SPWA-CC Promoting Renewable Energy Based Mini Grids for Productive Uses in Rural Areas in The Gambia Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 1,818,182 USD 5,850,000 USD
Enhancing Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas and Communities to Climate Change in the Republic of Gambia Climate Change 2012-02-27 Council Approved 9,050,000 USD 41,388,000 USD
Adoption of Ecosystem Approach for Integrated Implementation of MEAs at National and Divisional Level Multi Focal Area 2008-02-13 Under Implementation 493,000 USD 168,000 USD
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for the Gambia POPs 2002-05-22 2005-12-31 Project Closure 450,000 USD 20,000 USD
Integrated Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Management Biodiversity 2001-11-09 2008-03-31 Project Closure 985,000 USD 789,000 USD
Strengthening the Clearing House Mechanism Focal Point for the Participation in the Pilot Phase of the CHM of the CBD Biodiversity 1998-04-16 2005-12-31 Project Closure 13,950 USD 0
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1996-10-17 2005-12-31 Project Closure 243,000 USD 0

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Far West African Challenge: Strengthening protected areas to preserve biodiversity, address climate change and secure livelihoods 20 05 2011 Not Funded $36,900,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme