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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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2015

Development of a governance improvement strategy
2012 - 2015
Analyze gaps regarding the protected area conectivity and ecological representativeness
2011 - 2015
Creation of an office on protected areas
2011 - 2012
Assesment of the governance on protected areas
2011 - 2015
Creation of corridors around and inside protected areas
2011 - 2015
Establishment of micro credit funds for the implementation of income generating activities
2011 - 2015
Support, advice and outreach of the riparian communites on protected areas
2011 - 2015
Promotion of an incentive policy for ecotourism
2011 - 2015
Assesment of the protected area managing system (2011-2012)
2011 - 2012
Assesment of economic and social value
2011 - 2012

GEF Projects

Mali is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 9 countries : Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and The Gambia
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
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
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
Africa Stockpiles Program (ASP) - Project 1- Supplemental Funds for Disposal and Prevention POPs 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 3,960,000 USD 5,600,000 USD
Disposal Of Obsolete Pesticides Including POPs And Strengthening Pesticide Management In The Permanent Interstate Committee For Drought Control In The Sahel (CILSS) Member States POPs 2012-02-29 Council Approved 7,450,000 USD 40,040,000 USD
SPWA-BD: GEF Program in West Africa: Sub-component on Biodiversity Biodiversity 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Enabling Sustainable Dryland Management Through Mobile Pastoral Custodianship: World Initiative on Sustainable Pastoralism (add on) Land Degradation 2008-01-31 2010-12-31 Project Completion 300,000 USD 0
West African Regional Biosafety Program Biodiversity 2006-08-28 2012-06-30 Under Implementation 6,100,000 USD 15,540,000 USD
Demonstration of a Regional Approach to Environmentally Sound Management of PCB Liquid Wastes and Transformers and Capacitors Containing PCBs POPs 2008-07-28 CEO Endorsed 5,389,740 USD 9,636,543 USD
Desert Margins Programme (DMP) Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-12-31 Project Closure 5,617,044 USD 12,250,182 USD
Fouta Djallon Highlands Integrated Natural Resources Management Project (FDH-INRM) (Tranches 1 and 2) Land Degradation 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 11,554,000 USD 33,000,000 USD
Building Scientific and Technical Capacity for Effective Management and Sustainable Use of Dryland Biodiversity in West African Biosphere Reserves Biodiversity 2003-05-16 2009-03-01 Project Completion 2,750,000 USD 3,829,000 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
Desert Margin Programme, Phase 1 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2004-06-01 Project Completion 5,352,134 USD 10,232,000 USD
Senegal River Basin Water and Environmental Management Program International Waters 2001-12-07 2008-07-31 Project Closure 7,625,000 USD 32,445,000 USD
Sustainable Management of Globally Significant Endemic Ruminant Livestock of West Africa Biodiversity 2004-09-27 Under Implementation 10,495,000 USD 19,593,000 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
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
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2000-10-27 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0 USD
Integrating Climate Resilience into Agricultural Production for Food Security in Rural Areas Climate Change 2009-06-03 CEO Endorsed 2,181,818 USD 4,150,000 USD
Capacity Needs Assessment for the Implementation of Mali's National Biodiversity Strategy and Country Driven Clearing House Mechanism Project (add on) Biodiversity 2001-11-12 CEO Approved 184,500 USD 0
SIP-Fostering Agricultural Productivity in Mali Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 8,550,000 USD 60,420,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2004-11-02 IA Approved 225,000 USD 50,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation and Participatory Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in the Inner Niger Delta and its Transition Areas, Mopti Region Biodiversity 2003-08-25 Under Implementation 6,326,000 USD 13,590,000 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-05-08 CEO Approved 13,140 USD 0
National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, and Action Plan and Country Report to COP Biodiversity 1997-02-20 IA Approved 252,180 USD 0
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
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
AFLDC:Capacity Strengthening and Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans (NIPs) in African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the ECOWAS Subregion POPs 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 8,000,000 USD 8,400,000 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
Evolution of PA systems with regard to climate change in the West Africa Region Biodiversity 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 3,736,364 USD 10,000,000 USD
Improve the Health and Environment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Communities by Reducing Mercury Emissions and Promoting Sound Chemical Management POPs 2011-08-16 CEO Approved 990,000 USD 2,450,000 USD
Supporting the Implementation of the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs in West Africa POPs 2008-03-27 IA Approved 530,000 USD 545,000 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
Enabling Sustainable Dryland Management Through Mobile Pastoral Custodianship Land Degradation 2005-04-19 2010-12-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,875,000 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
Managing Hydrogeological Risk in the Iullemeden Aquifer System International Waters 2003-06-24 2007-03-31 Project Closure 958,000 USD 780,000 USD
Reducing Dependence on POPs and other Agro-Chemicals in the Senegal and Niger River Basins through Integrated Production, Pest and Pollution Management Multi Focal Area 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 4,477,830 USD 4,827,510 USD
Africa Stockpiles Program, P1 POPs 2002-10-15 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 25,700,000 USD 35,000,000 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
Addressing Transboundary Concerns in the Volta River Basin and its Downstream Coastal Area International Waters 2003-05-16 Under Implementation 5,844,880 USD 10,374,400 USD
Reversing Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Niger River Basin International Waters 2003-05-16 2010-08-31 Project Completion 13,375,000 USD 16,902,000 USD
Development of National Implementation Plans for the Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2001-05-11 2009-12-01 Project Closure 6,185,000 USD 3,130,000 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
Technical Assistance to Francophone LDCs to Implement the UNFCCC8/CP8 Decision Climate Change 2003-09-02 CEO Approved 211,126 USD 38,000 USD
Preparation of a National Action Plan for Adaptation in Mali Climate Change 2003-12-11 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
Promotion of the Use of Agrofuels from the Production and Use of Jatropha Oil in Mali Climate Change 2009-08-03 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 4,400,000 USD
SPWA-BD Expansion and Strengthening of Mali's PA System Biodiversity 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 1,832,500 USD 3,950,000 USD
Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector in Mali Climate Change 2009-02-09 CEO Endorsed 3,100,000 USD 6,765,000 USD
Development of National Implementation Plans for the Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants - Mali "add-on" POPs 2005-10-18 2008-12-31 Project Closure 88,450 USD 0 USD
Household Energy and Universal Rural Access Project Climate Change 2002-10-15 2009-06-30 Project Closure 5,611,200 USD 10,800,000 USD
Gourma Biodiversity Conservation Project Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 5,675,000 USD 2,710,000 USD
Preparation of the First National Communication in response to the provisions of the UNFCCCC Climate Change 1997-07-16 IA Approved 94,760 USD 20,000 USD
Household Energy Climate Change 1992-12-01 2000-12-31 Project Closure 2,500,000 USD 8,600,000 USD

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