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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 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
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
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
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

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