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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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in marine protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Capacity needs assessment of protected area
2012 - 2020 $39,000
2013 $10,000 3.1) Identifying capacity gaps hindering effective PA management
2013 $2,000 3.2) Analyze and prioritize the capacity gaps and select the most important gap to work on
2015 $25,000 3.3) Conduct training to the different staff members of PAs
2020 $2,000 3.4) Evaluate changes in PA management
Research in protected areas
2013 - 2018 $53,000
2013 $4,000 4.1) Reviewed pertinent literature regarding biological, socio-economic and biophysical situations of PA
2013 $4,000 4.2) Identify research gaps and priorities
2018 $30,000 4.3) Conduct research on priority issues
2018 $15,000 4.4) Compile and disseminate research findings
Valuation of protected areas
2013 - 2018 $175,000
2013 $40,000 5.1) Reviewed pertinent literature regarding biological, socio-economic and biophysical situations of PA
2016 $120,000 5.2) Conduct valuation studies in PAs
2017 $5,000 5.3) Analyze valuation data
2018 $10,000 5.4) Communicate findings of the study to stakeholders particularly to decision makers
Encourage the establishment of ten more protected areas that benefit indigenous and local
2013 - 2016 $80,000
2013 $10,000 Consultation workshop with relevant stakeholders
2014 $10,000 Assess the status of key biodiversity and ecological systems
2015 $5,000 Analyze, compile and communicate the results of assessments
2015 $20,000 Conduct a topographic survey of the proposed boundaries and map them
2016 $30,000 Consultation workshop with relevant stakeholders and local communities
2016 $5,000 Demarcation of the boundaries of the proposed protected areas
Assessing threats and opportunities for restoration
2013 - 2020 $206,000
2013 $120,000 1.1) Assess the status of key biodiversity including the population, distribution and ecological systems
2014 $20,000 1.2) Map the distribution and intensity of threats and their impacts on focal biodiversity features
2015 $5,000 1.3) Analyze the results of the threat assessment
2015 $5,000 1.4) Analyze the opportunities for restoration
2015 $5,000 1.5) Prioritize threats based on their overall contribution to the loss of biodiversity as well as their feasibility
2016 $20,000 1.6) Develop an action plan for threat prevention and implementation
2020 $15,000 1.7) Monitor changes in the status of protected area threats
2015 $8,000 4.1) Assess the various plants and animals that are introduced into Tuvalu and provide a list.
2015 $3,000 4.2) Evaluate the different invasive species
2012 - 2020 $5,000 4.3) Find preventive measure to minimize the invasive species, eg ,planting marigold flowers discourage pests
Developing site-level management plans
2013 - 2016 $118,000
2013 $70,000 2.1) Define the objective and expected out put, assess and collect data on ecological, social, biological situation
2014 $5,000 2.2) Evaluate (analyze) data
2015 $5,000 2.3) Identify constraints, opportunities, and threats
2015 2.4) Develop draft plan with participation of local communities
2015 $20,000 2.5) Conduct national and local stakeholder consultations, through a series of workshops, to ensure the incorporation of ideas and concerns from local communities
2016 $8,000 2.6) Publish the final management plan
2016 $10,000 2.7) Revision of draft and develop final management plan and get approval of the plan

GEF Projects

Ethiopia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 14 countries : Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
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
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
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
Supporting the Implementation of the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs in Eastern and Southern African Countries POPs 2008-03-27 IA Approved 440,000 USD 460,000 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
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
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
Removing Barriers to Invasive Plant Management in Africa Biodiversity 2005-04-06 2010-07-01 Project Completion 5,725,000 USD 6,173,980 USD
Building Sustainable Commercial Dissemination Networks for Household PV Systems in Eastern Africa Climate Change 2004-08-18 2006-12-31 Project Closure 718,000 USD 539,630 USD
Africa Stockpiles Program, P1 POPs 2002-10-15 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 25,700,000 USD 35,000,000 USD
Demonstrating Cost-effectiveness and Sustainability of Environmentally-sound and Locally Appropriate Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Control in Africa POPs 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 5,869,466 USD 5,986,810 USD
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Climate Change 2000-11-01 IA Approved 6,812,000 USD 2,508,000 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
Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Ethiopia to support climate resilient development Climate Change Council Approved 4,900,000 USD 20,750,000 USD
National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Climate Change 2003-04-07 IA Approved 200,000 USD 27,500 USD
Coping with Drought and ClimateChange Climate Change 2006-11-27 Under Implementation 995,000 USD 1,866,667 USD
Renewable Energy Project Climate Change 2003-05-16 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 5,210,000 USD 211,270,000 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2002-07-29 2006-12-31 Project Closure 496,000 USD 0
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants Biodiversity 1999-05-07 2006-12-31 Project Completion 1,910,000 USD 4,900,000 USD
A Dynamic Farmer-Based Approach to the Conservation of African Plant Genetic Resources Biodiversity 1992-12-01 2002-01-01 Project Closure 2,456,300 USD 0
SIP: Monitoring Carbon and Environmental and Socio-Economic Co-Benefits of BioCF Projects in SSA Land Degradation 2009-01-21 CEO Approved 915,000 USD 12,867,500 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
Sahel and West Africa Program in Support of the Great Green Wall Initiative Multi Focal Area 2011-05-26 Council Approved 73,750,000 USD 1,810,000,000 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
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
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
Cogen for Africa Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 5,615,565 USD 61,586,350 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
African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Climate Change 2006-06-09 Council Approved 19,050,000 USD 55,550,000 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
Conservation of Gramineae and Associated Arthropods for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Africa Biodiversity 2001-07-30 2005-09-30 Project Closure 972,000 USD 1,564,250 USD
Institutional Strengthening and Resource Mobilization for Mainstreaming Integrated Land and Water Management Approaches into Development Programs in Africa Multi Focal Area 2001-07-31 2008-02-28 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 300,000 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
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
Climate Change Enabling Activity (additional financing for capacity building in priority areas) Climate Change 2002-08-14 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
SIP-Community-Based Integrated Natural Resources Management in Lake Tana Watershed Land Degradation 2007-07-14 CEO Endorsed 4,750,000 USD 21,300,000 USD
Mainstreaming Agro-biodiversity Conservation into the Farming Systems of Ethiopia Biodiversity 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 4,013,600 USD 4,700,000 USD
Promoting Autonomous Adaptation at the community level in Ethiopia Climate Change 2010-06-15 CEO Endorsed 5,409,385 USD 22,650,000 USD
SIP-Country Program for Sustainable Land Management (ECPSLM) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 9,350,000 USD 28,800,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-06-13 2004-09-30 Project Closure 153,000 USD 15,000 USD
Sustainable Development of the Protected Area System Biodiversity 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 9,317,821 USD 22,429,500 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan, Participation in Clearing House Mechanism for CBD, and Country Reort to the COP Biodiversity 1999-01-28 IA Approved 331,930 USD 75,000 USD
Enabling Ethiopia to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-05-19 IA Approved 213,210 USD 0

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Yayu Coffee Forest Biosphere Reserve: Model site for integration of research-based conservation and development 24 03 2010 Not Funded $500,000 USD $0.00
Climate protection and conservation of primary forests – Management models, example of wild coffee forests in Ethiopia 21 04 2008 Fully Funded fully funded ($3,925,760 USD) $3,925,760.25

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