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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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 4 - Activity completed 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Assess protected area finance
2012 - 2020
Assessing gaps in the protected area network
2012 - 2015
Assess management effectiveness
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Kenya 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
TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Solar Chill: Commercialization and Transfer Climate Change 2009-11-12 Cancelled 2,583,000 USD 5,050,000 USD
Building Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa to Respond to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate Change 1992-12-01 IA Approved 2,000,000 USD 0
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
Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 4,969,685 USD 16,300,000 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
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
SIP-Equatorial Africa Deposition Network (EADN) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 1,965,000 USD 6,050,000 USD
DSSA Malaria Decision Analysis Support Tool (MDAST): Evaluating Health Social and Environmental Impacts and Policy Tradeoffs POPs 2009-02-25 Under Implementation 999,000 USD 1,013,888 USD
Lighting the "Bottom of the Pyramid" Climate Change 2006-08-01 2011-05-31 Under Implementation 5,400,000 USD 6,750,000 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
Desert Margins Programme (DMP) Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-12-31 Project Closure 5,617,044 USD 12,250,182 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
African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Climate Change 2006-06-09 Council Approved 19,050,000 USD 55,550,000 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
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Phase I Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2007-06-30 Project Closure 5,295,646 USD 3,576,739 USD
Biodiversity Indicators for National Use Biodiversity 2002-03-26 2005-06-30 Project Closure 848,200 USD 610,000 USD
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Climate Change 2000-11-01 IA Approved 6,812,000 USD 2,508,000 USD
Addressing Land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB) International Waters 2003-05-16 2010-06-01 Project Completion 4,511,140 USD 6,902,325 USD
Reducing Biodiversity Loss at Cross-Border Sites in East Africa Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-12-31 Project Closure 12,899,000 USD 5,270,000 USD
Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) Multi Focal Area 2005-09-13 2011-11-30 Under Implementation 12,725,000 USD 22,950,000 USD
Land Use Change Analysis as an Approach for Investigating Biodiversity Loss and Land Degradation Biodiversity 2000-11-30 2004-06-01 Project Closure 795,920 USD 645,700 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
Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases Including Ozone Climate Change 1991-05-01 IA Approved 4,800,000 USD 1,200,000 USD
Management of Indigenous Vegetation for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Rangelands in the Arid Zone of Africa Biodiversity 1998-11-01 2007-09-30 Project Closure 9,054,000 USD 4,330,000 USD
Lake Victoria Environmental Management International Waters 1996-04-01 2005-12-31 Project Closure 36,800,000 USD 42,600,000 USD
People, Land Management, and Environmental Change (PLEC) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2002-02-28 Project Closure 6,276,300 USD 4,817,000 USD
Support to Kenya for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 2011-09-15 CEO Approved 290,909 USD 400,000 USD
Kenya Coastal Development Project International Waters 2005-11-15 CEO Endorsed 5,220,000 USD 30,300,000 USD
Adaptation to Climate Change in Arid Lands (KACCAL) Climate Change 2007-01-23 IA Approved 6,790,000 USD 44,844,681 USD
Market Transformation for Efficient Biomass Stoves for Institutions and Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises Climate Change 2006-03-08 2011-03-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 5,646,467 USD
Development and Implementation of a Standards and Labeling Programme in Kenya with Replication in East Africa Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 2,350,000 USD 8,760,902 USD
Assessment of Capacity Building to Conserve Biological Diversity Participation in the National Clearing House Mechanism and Preparation of a Second National Report to the CBD (Add On) Biodiversity 2002-07-17 2004-09-30 Project Closure 244,000 USD 50,000 USD
Expedited Financing of Climate Change Enabling Activities Part II: Expedited Financing for (interim) Measures for Capacity Building in Priority Areas Climate Change 2002-09-13 2005-12-31 Project Closure 100,000 USD 0
Joint Geophysical Imaging (JGI) Methodology for Geothermal Reservoir Assessment Climate Change 2002-12-02 2008-06-30 Project Completion 979,059 USD 1,754,264 USD
Western Kenya Integrated Ecosystem Management Project Multi Focal Area 2004-05-21 2010-06-30 Project Completion 4,300,000 USD 5,450,000 USD
Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Initial National Communications Related to the UNFCCC Climate Change 1998-10-27 2004-12-31 Project Closure 172,800 USD 75,000 USD
Lake Baringo Community-based Integrated Land and Water Management Project Biodiversity 2000-02-17 2004-02-28 Project Closure 750,000 USD 200,000 USD
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Biodiversity 1999-07-19 2004-06-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 3,193,000 USD
Ormat Olkaria III Geothermal Power Development Climate Change 2001-12-07 Cancelled 5,025,000 USD 180,000,000 USD
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 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
Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use for Improved Human Nutrition and Well-being Biodiversity 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 5,777,618 USD 8,410,000 USD
SolarChill Development, Testing and Technology Transfer Outreach Climate Change 2011-11-09 Council Approved 2,714,529 USD 5,662,900 USD
Greening the Tea Industry in East Africa Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 3,423,400 USD 25,614,000 USD
LGGE Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Eastern Africa Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 2,933,000 USD 6,400,000 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
Integrating Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change into Sustainable Development Policy Planning and Implementation in Southern and Eastern Africa Climate Change 2006-02-07 2010-12-01 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,265,000 USD
SIP-Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project II Multi Focal Area 2008-09-23 Under Implementation 7,000,000 USD 133,340,800 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
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2010-11-01 Project Completion 4,007,124 USD 7,438,678 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
Dryland Livestock Wildlife Environment Interface Project (DLWEIP) Biodiversity 2005-05-11 2009-01-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 2,356,000 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
Conservation & Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach Biodiversity 2007-06-14 IA Approved 8,510,682 USD 18,647,321 USD
Western Indian Ocean Marine Highway Development and Coastal and Marine Contamination Prevention Project International Waters 2005-09-13 2011-06-30 Project Completion 11,700,000 USD 14,500,000 USD
Programme for the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems: Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project (ASCLMEs) International Waters 2005-09-13 IA Approved 12,923,000 USD 18,262,500 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
Assessment of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks and Change at National Scales Multi Focal Area 2001-12-19 2006-03-08 Project Closure 978,000 USD 1,024,000 USD
Desert Margin Programme, Phase 1 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2004-06-01 Project Completion 5,352,134 USD 10,232,000 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
Community-based Management of On-farm Plant Genetic Resources in Arid and Semi-arid Areas of Sub-Saharan Africa Biodiversity 2001-01-04 2006-04-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 1,300,000 USD
Development and Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa International Waters 2000-07-26 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 975,000 USD
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Institutional Support for the Protection of East African Biodiversity Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1996-01-31 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 0
Development of Best Practices and Dissemination of Lessons Learned for Dealing with the Global Problem of Alien Species that Threaten Biological Diversity Biodiversity 1998-03-03 2002-12-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 3,233,000 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
Photovoltaic Market Transformation Initiative (IFC) Climate Change 1996-10-01 2010-06-23 Project Completion 30,375,000 USD 90,000,000 USD
Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Land Management Land Degradation 2005-11-10 CEO Endorsed 10,350,000 USD 72,800,000 USD
SIP- Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management in Agropastoral Production Systems of Kenya Land Degradation 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 3,380,734 USD 5,500,000 USD
Enhancing Wildlife Conservation in the Productive Southern Kenya Rangelands through a landscape approach Kenya Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 4,090,909 USD 28,000,000 USD
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Program in Kenya Multi Focal Area 2011-03-29 CEO Endorsed 5,000,000 USD 5,500,000 USD
Enhanced Regulatory and Information Systems for Integrated Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) Multi Focal Area 2008-03-20 Under Implementation 487,500 USD 277,000 USD
Improved Conservation and Governance for Kenya Coastal Forest Protected Area System Biodiversity 2007-05-14 IA Approved 808,000 USD 2,290,000 USD
Developing Incentives for Community Participation in Forest Conservation through the Use of Commercial Insects in Kenya Biodiversity 2004-08-20 2008-12-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 2,250,000 USD
Mount Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resource Management (MKEPP) Multi Focal Area 2004-11-19 Under Implementation 5,050,000 USD 21,860,000 USD
Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Resource Management Plan for Marsabit Mountain and its associated Watersheds Land Degradation 2004-01-29 2008-05-31 Project Completion 949,000 USD 1,504,099 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2002-11-15 2004-12-31 Project Closure 148,000 USD 13,000 USD
Support to the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-07-01 Project Closure 510,879 USD 108,658 USD
Enabling Activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Kenya POPs 2001-10-09 2005-12-31 Project Closure 425,900 USD 41,000 USD
Removal of Barriers to Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Climate Change 1998-07-01 2006-12-31 Project Closure 3,193,000 USD 5,090,000 USD
Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan and First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1997-04-16 1999-06-30 Project Closure 157,000 USD 0
Tana River National Primate Reserve Conservation Project Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2001-12-31 Project Closure 6,745,000 USD 942,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Kenya Wildlife Service System Scale Expression of Interest 13 12 2010 Not Funded $100,000,000 USD $45,000,000.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme