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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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 4 - Activity completed 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 4 - Activity completed 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 4 - Activity completed 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 4 - Activity completed 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2016

Increase coverage of protected areas up to 15% of national territory
2014 - 2016 $500,000
2014 $500,000 1.1) Create new protected areas including grasslands and savannas and scrublands of eastern mountains and aquatic environments of Lake Tanganyika
Increase national and transboundary connectivity of protected areas by 3%
2014 - 2015 $1,220,000
2016 $600,000 1.2) Materialize boundaries of Burundi's protected areas
2014 $100,000 2.1) Carrying out a study to establish the connectivity between the forests of eastern Burundi including the massive Inanzegwe of Nkoma and of Birime Murore
2015 $20,000 2.2.) Develop a law for connecting management areas
2014 $500,000 2.3) Develop and implement a plan for connectivity between the forests of eastern Burundi, including the massive Inanzegwe of Nkoma, and of Birime and Murore
Reduce threats to protected areas
2013 - 2014 $160,000
2013 $50,000 3.1) Identify and quantify biological resources of protected areas
2014 $60,000 3.2) Establish rational exploitation plans of natural resources
2013 $50,000 3.3) Establish a follow-up mechanism and assessment process for undertaken actions to mitigate threats
Apply the types of governance adopted by the Government in all protected areas of Burundi
2013 - 2014 $149,000
2013 $70,000 4.1) Conduct and establish monitoring "hill" committees for protected areas as planned by law
2013 $6,000 4.2) Election of representatives to be members of the Management Committee for each protected area by community populations, as established by law
2013 $3,000 4.3) Name represents of riparian local communities as members of the Board of the INECN, as established by the law
2013 $70,000 4.4) Establish memorandum of understanding between biological resources users and conservation stakeholders, as established by law
Integrate protected areas into key sectoral policies
2012 - 2014 $230,000
2012 $50,000 5.1) Promote the law on incentives for maintaining the integrity of protected areas in Burundi
2014 $100,000 5.2) Integrate the values of protected areas and ecosystem services into national economy
2014 $80,000 5.3) Strengthen cooperation with Rwanda and Tanzania for good conservation of National Parks, including Kibira-Nyungwe Natural Reserve and Ramsar Site Malagarazi of Malagarazi
Develop management plans for all protected areas
2013 $450,000
2013 $200,000 6.1) Develop management plans for Burundi protected areas
2013 $200,000 6.2) Increase available of management tools for protected areas to conservation agents
2013 $50,000 6.3) Train conservation agents and management committee on management planning methods
Develop the skills, technology and education program for protected areas
2013 $146,000
2013 $10,000 7.1) Deploy protected area staff according to capacities
2013 $10,000 7.2) Increase the number of employees for protected areas
2013 $6,000 7.3) Train conservation agents on the implementation of New protected area ways of governance with particular focus on co-management between the states and the local communities
2013 $120,000 7.4) Develop and operate educational and environmental programs on protected areas
Increase monitoring of protected areas
2013 - 2014 $700,000
2013 $200,000 8.1) Reinforce biodiversity research services
2013 $300,000 8.2) Assess the state and evolution of protected area biodiversity
2014 $200,000 8.3) Develop biodiversity monitoring programs and follow-up on dynamics of habitats, populations and species
Set up fund raising for protected areas
2013 - 2014 $20,000
2013 $10,000 9.1) Develop and adopt a financial resources mobilization plan for protected areas
2014 $10,000 9.2) Develop a regeneration plan revenue for protected areas

GEF Projects

Burundi 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
SPWA-CC: GEF Strategic Program for West Africa: Energy Component (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
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
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
AFLDC:Capacity Strengthening and Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans (NIPs) in African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the COMESA Subregion POPs 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 5,000,000 USD 5,225,000 USD
SIP-Equatorial Africa Deposition Network (EADN) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 1,965,000 USD 6,050,000 USD
Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin International Waters 2007-07-03 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,890,800 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
SIP-Transboundary Agro-Ecosystem Management Programme for the Kagera River Basin (Kagera TAMP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 7,088,700 USD 24,423,710 USD
Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project, Tranche 1 International Waters 2001-12-07 2009-12-31 Project Completion 17,150,000 USD 90,760,000 USD
Pollution Control and Other Measures to Protect Biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika International Waters 1991-12-01 1998-10-01 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 0
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-02-15 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Capacity Needs Assessment for Implementation of the BSAP and CHM Support Biodiversity 2002-05-07 CEO Approved 189,000 USD 0
Elaboration of the Second National Communication on Biodiversity of Burundi for the Conference of the Parties Biodiversity 2001-04-27 CEO Approved 19,000 USD 0
National Capacity Needs Assessment for Global Environment Management (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2004-06-04 IA Approved 224,500 USD 50,000 USD
Agricultural Rehabilitation and Sustainable Land Management Project Land Degradation 2004-05-21 2010-10-31 Project Completion 5,350,000 USD 37,000,000 USD
Preparation of First National Communication to UNFCCC Climate Change 1998-09-21 IA Approved 319,450 USD 0
Pr?paration du Plan d?Action National d?Adaptation du Burundi aux changements climatiques Climate Change 2004-05-14 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 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
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase II Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,118,200 USD 5,083,637 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
Greening the Tea Industry in East Africa Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 3,423,400 USD 25,614,000 USD
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 11,330,000 USD 2,013,500 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
SIP-Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project II Multi Focal Area 2008-09-23 Under Implementation 7,000,000 USD 133,340,800 USD
Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP), Phase II International Waters 2007-09-05 2009-12-31 Project Completion 6,700,000 USD 71,990,000 USD
Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Program Development for the Lake Victoria Basin International Waters 2004-04-01 2006-12-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 5,600,000 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
Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika International Waters 2004-11-19 IA Approved 14,200,000 USD 43,500,000 USD
Technical Assistance to Francophone LDCs to Implement the UNFCCC8/CP8 Decision Climate Change 2003-09-02 CEO Approved 211,126 USD 38,000 USD
Enhancing Climate Risk Management and Adaptation in Burundi (ECRAMB) Climate Change 2010-08-05 Council Approved 3,205,610 USD 15,660,000 USD
Improving Effectiveness of Protected Areas to Conserve Biodiversity in Burundi Biodiversity 2009-03-05 CEO Approved 909,090 USD 2,325,571 USD
SPWA-CC Energy Efficiency Project Climate Change 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 1,818,180 USD 22,730,000 USD
Watershed Approach to Sustainable Coffee Production in Burundi Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 4,200,000 USD 21,500,000 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2002-11-20 2007-10-31 Project Closure 401,100 USD 0
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and Country Report to the COP Biodiversity 1998-08-05 IA Approved 229,950 USD 0
Participation in the Clearing House Mechanism of the CBD Biodiversity 1999-08-13 IA Approved 11,085 USD 0

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  • United Nations Environment Programme