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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 4 - Activity completed 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 4 - Activity completed 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Enabling environment for PA financing system
2012 - 2020 $1,460,500
2012 1.1) Develop political and civic environment for change
2013 1.2) Develop financial asustainability plan for PA system including (1) GoE funding, (2) self-generated funds, and (3) donations
2014 1.3) Develop laws, regulation, policy and operaitonal procedures to generate revenues and retain it in a dedicated account for sustainable PA managment.
2014 1.4) Pilot and adapt new revenues generation and retention regulations and policies
2014 1.5) Pilot and develop new financial procedures and systems to guarantee timely and effective spending, including financial management authority and capacity at PA (cost center) and HQ level
2016 1.6) Facilitate and develop of economic assessment and sustainable financing unit in PAs.
2017 1.7) Develop Human Resource Management Capacity and Systems in PAs to support PA management
2014 $1,460,500 1.8) Develop Branding strategy for "Parks Egypt"
Adequate levels of financial resource mobilization to ensure effective conservation-orientation managment of Egypt's PA system
2012 - 2020 $3,047,000
2017 2.1) Invest in new infrastructure / equipment on the basis of management priorities and commercial cost/benefit analysis and return on investment criteria
2017 2.2) Marketing and communication strategies for revenue generation mechanisms in place.
2017 2.3) Investigate mechanisms and parnerships to attracted higher-end operators and tourists to PAs and exclusive destinations.
2017 2.4) Community joint venture and revenue/business sharing arrangements piloted in priorty areas
2017 2.5) Concessions for extractive or use activities piloted in priority areas.
2017 $3,047,000 2.6) Stakeholder participate in, and support value of, income generation and revenue retention process.
Business planning and cost-effective systems are ensuring the effective allocation and managment of mobilized resources
2012 - 2020 $12,454,000
2017 3.1) Site-level planning tools at 8 priorities PA's developed and implemented.
2016 3.2) Develop PA staffing plan, including performance-based incentives, job description with code of conduct, and capacity development
2017 3.3) Develop plan for development, use, maintenance and replacement of infrastructure and equipment investment
2017 3.4) Establish forums and partnerships with communities, stakeholders and government agencies.
2017 3.5) Implementaiton of system-level managmenet plan at priority and other sites.
2017 $12,454,000 3.6) Facilitate and develop accounting, audit, and reproting system in PAs.

GEF Projects

Egypt is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 5 countries : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Second Matrouh Resource Management Project Multi Focal Area 2002-05-17 Cancelled 5,120,000 USD 50,550,000 USD
MED Sustainable Governance and Knowledge Generation International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 3,100,000 USD 6,600,000 USD
MENA - Desert Ecosystems and Livelihoods Program MENA-DELP) Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 21,200,928 USD 226,200,000 USD
MENARID Integrated Nature Resources Management in the Middle East and North Africa Region (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
World Bank-GEF Investment Fund for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Partnership, Tranche 1, 1st Allocation Multi Focal Area 2006-08-28 Council Approved 0 USD 90,000,000 USD
MED Mediterranean Environmental Sustainable Development Program "Sustainable MED" International Waters 2009-06-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Strategic Ecosystem Management International Waters 2010-06-08 Council Approved 3,100,000 USD 35,000,000 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
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 6,387,840 USD 17,701,939 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
Formulation of an Action Programme for the Integrated Management of the Shared Nubian Aquifer International Waters 2005-06-21 2011-02-28 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 6,951,100 USD
Determination of Priority Actions for the Further Elaboration and Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Mediterranean Sea International Waters 1998-03-30 2006-06-30 Project Closure 6,290,000 USD 4,185,000 USD
Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into Key Productive Sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea Flyway (Tranches 1 and 2) Biodiversity 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 10,243,243 USD 15,596,732 USD
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Energy Efficiency Improvements and Greenhouse Gas Reductions Climate Change 1997-04-01 2010-12-31 Project Closure 6,360,000 USD 1,784,000 USD
Biodiversity Data Management Capacitation in Developing Countries and Networking Biodiversity Information Biodiversity 1994-06-01 1999-03-30 Project Closure 4,000,000 USD 1,390,000 USD
Mainstreaming Global Environment in National Plans and Policies by Strengthening the Monitoring and Reporting System for Multilateral Environmental Agreements Multi Focal Area 2008-05-01 CEO Approved 500,000 USD 812,000 USD
Bioenergy for Sustainable Rural Development Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 3,344,150 USD 13,300,000 USD
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta Through Integrated Coastal Zone Management Climate Change 2008-09-23 CEO Endorsed 4,100,000 USD 12,000,000 USD
Alexandria Coastal Zone Management Project (ACZM) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 7,500,000 USD 647,003,293 USD
Sustainable Transport Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 7,175,000 USD 28,570,000 USD
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs in Country Specific Priorities in Biodiversity Management and Conservation in Egype Biodiversity 2003-06-19 2007-09-24 Project Closure 148,000 USD 42,000 USD
Solar Thermal Hybrid Project Climate Change 2004-05-21 2011-10-31 Under Implementation 50,850,000 USD 97,200,000 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants in Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems Biodiversity 2000-05-01 2010-09-30 Project Completion 4,287,000 USD 4,766,000 USD
Lake Manzala Engineered Wetlands International Waters 1992-12-01 2007-07-31 Project Completion 5,260,000 USD 6,630,000 USD
Building Capacity for GHG Inventory and Action Plans in Response to UNFCCC Communications Obligations Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 402,000 USD 0
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1996-09-16 2005-12-31 Project Closure 288,000 USD 0
UNIDO FP 2009-04-21 4,050,000 USD 15,675,000 USD
Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration Project in Cairo, Phase I Climate Change 2001-02-12 Cancelled 6,509,715 USD 7,088,000 USD
World Bank-GEF Investment Fund for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Partnership, Tranche 1, 2nd Installment International Waters 2007-06-14 Council Approved 5,450,000 USD 45,000,000 USD
Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT and Strengthening of National Vector Control Capabilities in Middle East and North Africa POPs 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 5,563,114 USD 8,416,402 USD
MED Integration of Climatic Variability and Change into National Strategies to Implement the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean International Waters 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 2,454,545 USD 7,000,000 USD
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Program - Implementing the program using STAR resources I Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 35,924,519 USD 35,924,519 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
MENARID Cross Cutting M & E Functions and Knowledge Management for INRM within the MENARID Programme Framework Land Degradation 2008-05-05 PPG Approved 727,270 USD 1,600,000 USD
SIP-Eastern Nile Transboundary Watershed Management in Support of ENSAP Implementation Multi Focal Area 2008-09-23 Under Implementation 8,700,000 USD 19,334,000 USD
Promotion of Strategies to Reduce Unintentional Production of POPs in the PERSGA Coastal Zone POPs 2008-10-07 2011-10-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,030,000 USD
Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem-Regional Component: Implementation of Agreed Actions for the Protection of the Environmental Resources of the Mediterranean Sea and Its Coastal Areas Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 13,591,000 USD 29,607,200 USD
Fuel Cells Financing Initiative for Distributed Generation Applications (Phase 1) Climate Change 2003-11-21 Under Implementation 6,575,000 USD 9,000,000 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
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
Conservation of Wetland and Coastal Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Region Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2006-02-28 Project Completion 13,435,445 USD 26,320,000 USD
Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme(SAP) for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden International Waters 1997-11-01 2005-06-30 Project Closure 19,340,000 USD 25,650,000 USD
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase I Biodiversity 1992-03-01 1995-02-01 Project Closure 5,000,000 USD 801,000 USD
Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-arid Zones Biodiversity 1999-08-11 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 150,000 USD
Improving the Energy Efficiency of Lighting and Building Appliances Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 4,550,000 USD 13,200,000 USD
MED Enhanced Water Resources Management International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 6,682,500 USD 34,300,000 USD
Integrated and sustainable POPs Management Project POPs 2009-06-24 Council Approved 8,200,000 USD 15,500,000 USD
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Egypt Biodiversity 2012-04-26 CEO Approved 220,000 USD 310,000 USD
Strengthening Protected Area Financing and Management Systems Biodiversity 2008-09-23 Under Implementation 3,699,000 USD 13,800,000 USD
Support the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2006-02-08 2011-07-01 Under Implementation 908,100 USD 1,389,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Environmental Mangement Multi Focal Area 2003-10-14 IA Approved 200,000 USD 35,000 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Egypt POPs 2002-09-03 2006-12-31 Project Closure 496,500 USD 0
Developing Renewable Ground Water Resources in Arid Lands: a Pilot Case - the Eastern Desert of Egypt International Waters 2001-03-15 2008-10-31 Project Completion 830,000 USD 1,005,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2000-06-09 CEO Approved 48,000 USD 0
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-01-09 2005-12-31 Project Closure 14,000 USD 0
Red Sea Coastal and Marine Resource Management Biodiversity 1992-04-01 2002-06-30 Project Closure 4,750,000 USD 980,000 USD
Introduction of Viable Electric and Hybrid-Electric Bus Technology Climate Change 1999-11-15 IA Approved 748,600 USD 965,430 USD

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