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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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2017

Improving ecosystem resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change at all levels through sustainable land management, natural forests and ecosystems in coastal and marine areas protected area extended to larger landscapes.
2012 - 2017 $1,600,000
2017 $500,000 3.1) Achievement of demonstration projects on innovative policy addressing climate change, loss of biodiversity, land degradation and integrated management of coastal areas
2017 $600,000 3.2) Promote soil restoration and the reconstitution of watersheds and rivers and lakes in protected areas and the rehabilitation of forest cover
2017 $200,000 3.3) Appropriation of good agricultural practices to increase agricultural productivity in protected areas
2017 $300,000 3.4) Efficient control of deforestation, marine resources, and mangroves degradation in protected areas
Development of alternative consistent with the conservation objectives of protected areas and appropriate technology to facilitate social acceptance of protected areas.
2013 - 2017 $2,040,000
2017 $40,000 4.1) Update socio-economic, organizational and regulatory studies on protected areas
2017 $400,000 4.2) Development of medicinal and aromatic species and crops known in botanical gardens for conservation, dissemination and use
2017 $1,000,000 4.3) Establishment of alternative income-generating activities enabling the sustainable use of natural resources
2017 $400,000 4.4) Conservation and promotion of important agricultural species and breeds as well as genotypic materials unique to the Comoros or to the sub-region and ensure that the adaptive potential of these crops are preserved
2017 $200,000 4.5) Promote seed banks as research support to ensure awareness and demonstrate the benefits of cropping and livestock systems
Capacity building of institutions, CBOs and civil society from the perspective of promoting scientific research and biodiversity conservation of national and international
2012 - 2016 $820,000
2013 $20,000 1.1) Assessment and adaptation of capacity-building strategies for concerned stakeholders through the establishment and operation of protected area that are based on the values ​​and ethics of volunteering
2016 $300,000 1.2) Operational capacity-building of responsible institutions for environmental management to increase efficiency.
2016 $400,000 1.3) Development of competencies for broad voluntary participation of village communities
2014 $100,000 1.4) Establishment of voluntary structures responsible for co-management of protected areas
2017 1.5) Civil society capacity-building for their effective commitment in protected area co-management
Establishment and operationalization of two national networks of terrestrial protected areas and expanded to wider landscape and the framework and management tools.
2012 - 2017 $2,060,000
2014 $60,000 2.1) Pursue ecosystem diagnostics and choose representative areas
2014 $100,000 2.2) Implementation of complementary programs for biotic resources inventory of protected areas, including the development of a database
2015 $100,000 2.3) Development and adoption of regulatory tools
2012 - 2020 $600,000 2.4) Development and mainstreaming of management tools for protected areas
2017 $500,000 2.5) Implementation of action plans for priority conservation targets through the establishment of efficient monitoring systems for protected areas
2015 $200,000 2.6) Increase awareness to biodiversity conservation in Comores and promote voluntary work as a strategic element of local development
2017 $400,000 2.7) Materialization of delineation, zoning and parking in protected areas
2014 $100,000 2.8) Development of legislation and regulations establishing and managing protected areas
Developing the capacity to assess needs of sustainable finance for protected areas, the establishment and operationalization of an environmental trust fund.
2014 - 2017 $2,105,000
2014 $20,000 5.1) Develop a capacity-building strategy for the implementation and management of a trust fund and its revenues
2016 $20,000 5.2) Capacities development for Protected Areas Trust Fund management
2017 $10,000 5.3) Implementation of institutional structures responsible for the establishment and operations of the environmental trust Fund
2016 $15,000 5.4) Establish the operational framework for the Trust Fund
2017 $2,000,000 5.5) Mobilize investment capital for Trust Fund, through sensitization and mobilization of domestic and international community seeking co-financing, and place into an account
2017 $15,000 5.6) Specification of the available investment options and development of financial strategy principles
2017 $10,000 5.7) Specification of the Fund's mechanisms and management
2017 $15,000 5.8) Specification of the operational and management structure for profit generation by the Fund

GEF Projects

Comoros 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 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
LME-AF Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Large Marine Ecosystems in Africa (PROGRAM) International Waters 2011-11-09 Council Approved 25,000,000 USD 135,000,000 USD
Western Indian Ocean Islands Oil Spill Contingency Planning International Waters 1998-07-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 3,164,000 USD 1,123,000 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
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
Coral Reef Monitoring Network in Member States of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI), within the Global Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) Biodiversity 2000-04-13 2005-07-31 Project Closure 737,240 USD 623,847 USD
National Adaptation Programme of Action Climate Change 2003-06-27 IA Approved 200,000 USD 0
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-08-25 CEO Approved 14,000 USD 0
Expedited Financing for (Interim) Measures for Capacity Building in Priority Areas (Phase II) Climate Change 2003-08-19 2010-03-29 Project Closure 100,000 USD 0
Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in the Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros Biodiversity 1995-10-27 2002-11-23 Project Closure 2,442,000 USD 840,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and Country Report to the CoP Biodiversity 1997-05-28 IA Approved 131,700 USD 0
IFAD MSP 2007-12-17 1,000,000 USD 1,872,000 USD
Implementing Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS International Waters 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 9,940,000 USD 16,100,000 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
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
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
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
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
Technical Assistance to Francophone LDCs to Implement the UNFCCC8/CP8 Decision Climate Change 2003-09-02 CEO Approved 211,126 USD 38,000 USD
Capacity Needs Assessment for the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and support to the Clearing House Mechanism Biodiversity 2004-03-31 CEO Approved 274,000 USD 0
Adapting Water Resource Management in Comoros to Increase Capacity to Cope with Climate Change Climate Change 2009-06-25 CEO Endorsed 3,500,000 USD 5,500,000 USD
Initial Assistance to the Union of the Comoros for Enabling Activities to Implement the Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2003-07-31 IA Approved 390,000 USD 35,600 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2005-08-04 IA Approved 223,400 USD 40,000 USD
Enabling Activity for the Preparation of Initial Communication Related to the UNFCCC Climate Change 1998-11-06 2004-12-31 Project Closure 310,000 USD 0
Enhancing adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in the agriculture sector in Comoros Climate Change Council Approved 9,090,909 USD 35,000,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Aménagement et renforcement de l’acceptabilité sociale de l’aire protégée du Karthala sur l’île de la Grande Comore 03 02 2011 Not Funded $300,000 USD $100,000.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme