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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 4 - Activity completed 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 4 - Activity completed 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Monitoring of six protected areas (181,054 square kilometers) to establish an effective monitoring system.
2012 - 2020 $616,100
2012 - 2020 $198,300 1.1) Logistics
2012 - 2020 $22,300 1.2) Popote (cooking)
2012 - 2020 $395,500 1.3) Travelling fees of the officers

GEF Projects

Niger 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
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
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
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
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
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
Managing Hydrogeological Risk in the Iullemeden Aquifer System International Waters 2003-06-24 2007-03-31 Project Closure 958,000 USD 780,000 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
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
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
Enhancing Conservation of the Critical Network of Sites of Wetlands Required by Migratory Waterbirds on the African/Eurasian Flyways. Biodiversity 2003-11-21 2010-12-01 Project Completion 6,350,000 USD 6,765,045 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
Reversal of Land and Water Degradation Trends in the Lake Chad Basin Ecosystem International Waters 2000-02-01 2008-12-20 Project Closure 10,293,500 USD 3,130,000 USD
Integrating Climate Resilience into Agricultural and Pastoral Production for Food Security in Vulnerable Rural Areas through the Farmers Field School Approach Climate Change CEO PIF Clearance 3,800,000 USD 15,200,000 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 CEO Approved 11,338 USD 0
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2000-11-15 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0 USD
SIP-Community Driven SLM for Environmental and Food Security Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 4,500,000 USD 40,300,000 USD
SIP-Agricultural and Rural Rehabilitation and Development Initiative (ARRDI) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 IA Approved 4,350,000 USD 13,452,000 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2002-05-06 2007-12-31 Project Closure 475,000 USD 0
Community-based Integrated Ecosytem Management Program under the Community Action Program Multi Focal Area 2002-05-17 2008-06-30 Project Closure 4,350,000 USD 34,000,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, and Action Plan and Country Report to the COP Biodiversity 1997-03-06 2009-11-26 Project Completion 229,500 USD 0
LCB-NREE Lake Chad Basin Regional Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Efficiency (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area CEO PIF Clearance 20,728,284 USD 172,563,158 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
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
SPWA-BD: GEF Program in West Africa: Sub-component on Biodiversity Biodiversity 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Community-based Adaptation (CBA) Programme Climate Change 2006-08-28 IA Approved 5,009,560 USD 4,525,140 USD
Desert Margins Programme (DMP) Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-12-31 Project Closure 5,617,044 USD 12,250,182 USD
Enhancing the Effectiveness and Catalyzing the Sustainability of the W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) Protected Area System Biodiversity 2005-09-13 Under Implementation 5,621,871 USD 18,590,000 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
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
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
Desert Margin Programme, Phase 1 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2004-06-01 Project Completion 5,352,134 USD 10,232,000 USD
Integrated Ecosystem Management of Transboundary Areas between Niger and Nigeria Phase I: Strengthening of Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Collaboration and Pilot Demonstrations of IEM Multi Focal Area 2004-05-21 2010-11-01 Project Completion 5,375,000 USD 9,122,500 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
Pr?paration du Programme d?Action National pour l?Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques (NAPA) Climate Change 2004-03-31 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
Capacity Needs Assessment for the Implementation of the Niger's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and CHM Support Biodiversity 2002-12-19 CEO Approved 209,000 USD 0
SPWA-BD Integrating the Sustainable Management of Faunal Corridors into Niger's Protected Area System Biodiversity 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 1,837,182 USD 5,200,000 USD
Implementing NAPA Priority Interventions to Build Resilience and Adaptive Capacity of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change Climate Change 2009-04-22 IA Approved 3,500,000 USD 10,950,000 USD
SIP-Oasis Micro-Basin Sand Invasion Control in the Goure and Maine Regions (PLECO) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 2,370,000 USD 10,100,000 USD
Sustainable Co-Management of the Natural Resources of the Air-Tenere Complex Land Degradation 2005-09-13 IA Approved 4,232,000 USD 5,241,322 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2005-08-15 IA Approved 225,000 USD 35,000 USD
Enabling Niger to Prepare its Inital National Communication to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-08-25 IA Approved 345,600 USD 0
Scaling up Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Niger Climate Change PPG Approved 3,800,000 USD 13,250,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Request for Financial Assistance for Initial POWPA Analysis and Priority Setting 08 02 2010 Not Funded $30,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme