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Priority Actions

2012 - 2015

Legal, institutional and budgetary
2012 $1,200,000
2012 $100,000 1.1) Harmonization of regulation texts on biodiversity management
2012 $100,000 1.2) Alignment of national biodiversity management
2012 $1,000,000 1.3) Sustainable financing and adaptation of operations on protected areas
Logistical constraints and technical
2012 - 2015 $3,000,000
2012 $2,000,000 2.1) Protected area endowment for infrastructure and appropriate equipment
2015 $1,000,000 2.2) Improvement in the living and working conditions of protected area staff
Promotion of scientific research
2012 - 2015 $5,000,000
2015 $1,000,000 3.1) Development and implementation of research programs at each site
2015 $1,000,000 3.2) Conduct thematic mapping for each protected area
2015 $3,000,000 3.3) Climate change mitigation for protected areas and biodiversity planning
Development of peripheral communities for protected areas
2012 - 2015 $6,000,000
2015 $5,000,000 4.1) Support poverty alleviation initiatives in local communities
2015 $1,000,000 4.2) Capacity-building of protected area management stakeholders
Mechanism for monitoring: evaluation and capitalization
2012 - 2015 $1,500,000
2015 $1,000,000 5.1) Identification of appropriate indicators and information on parameters for monitoring the effectiveness of protected area and biodiversity management
2015 $500,000 5.2) Perform and valuate scientific synthesis in the research
2012 - 2015 $1,000,000
2015 $1,000,000 5.3) Develop and implement specific communication strategies for each site

GEF Projects

Senegal 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
Biological Diversity Conservation through Participatory Rehabilitation of the Degraded Lands of the Arid and Semi-Arid Transboundary Areas of Mauritania and Senegal Biodiversity 1998-03-30 2009-09-29 Project Completion 7,996,000 USD 4,370,000 USD
Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Health-care Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins and Mercury POPs 2006-08-01 IA Approved 11,051,403 USD 13,544,437 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
Supporting the Development and Implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing Policies in Africa Biodiversity 2009-06-24 Council Approved 1,177,300 USD 795,950 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
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 West Africa POPs 2008-03-27 IA Approved 530,000 USD 545,000 USD
West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP) International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 16,050,000 USD 0 USD
Adaptation to Climate Change - Responding to Shoreline Change and its human dimensions in West Africa through integrated coastal area management. Climate Change 2006-08-01 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 4,000,000 USD 4,000,000 USD
Desert Margins Programme (DMP) Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-12-31 Project Closure 5,617,044 USD 12,250,182 USD
Protection of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) International Waters 2007-09-05 Under Implementation 8,790,000 USD 17,716,250 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
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
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
Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Energy Efficient Building Technology in West Africa Climate Change 1992-12-01 2000-09-01 Project Closure 3,500,000 USD 2,258,188 USD
Climate Change Training Phase II - Training Programme to Support the Implementation of the UNFCCC Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 2,700,000 USD 500,000 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
National Adaptation Program of Action Climate Change 2003-10-22 IA Approved 195,000 USD 0
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-02-20 CEO Approved 11,300 USD 0
Climate Change adaptation project in the areas of watershed management and water retention Climate Change 2010-07-30 CEO Endorsed 5,120,000 USD 8,825,000 USD
SIP: Integrated Ecosystem Management in Four Representative Landscapes of Senegal, Phase 2 Land Degradation 2007-06-14 IA Approved 3,640,000 USD 7,789,000 USD
SIP-Sustainable Land Management in Senegal Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 4,800,000 USD 46,400,000 USD
Groundnut Basin Soil Management and Regeneration Land Degradation 2006-08-01 IA Approved 4,005,728 USD 10,090,112 USD
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants: National Implementation Plan for Senegal POPs 2003-03-24 2005-12-31 Project Closure 495,300 USD 45,300 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2000-08-16 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0 USD
Preparation of the First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-08-25 IA Approved 67,100 USD 10,000 USD
Electricity Services for Rural Areas Project Climate Change 2001-02-12 Under Implementation 5,000,000 USD 115,580,000 USD
SPWA-CC: GEF Strategic Program for West Africa: Energy Component (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
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
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
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
SPWA-BD: GEF Program in West Africa: Sub-component on Biodiversity Biodiversity 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
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
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
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
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
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
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
Economics of GHG Limitation - Phase I Climate Change 1995-02-01 2000-07-30 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 270,000 USD
Country Case Studies on Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases Climate Change 1991-12-01 1995-03-01 Project Closure 4,700,000 USD 1,716,975 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
TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Technology Transfer: Typha-based Thermal Insulation Material Production in Senegal Climate Change 2009-11-12 Council Approved 2,100,000 USD 3,400,000 USD
SPWA Participatory Biodiversity Conservation and Low Carbon Development in Pilot Ecovillages in Senegal Multi Focal Area 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 3,000,000 USD 12,700,000 USD
National Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program through Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment Climate Change 2010-02-02 PPG Approved 1,000,000 USD 3,000,000 USD
SIP-Innovations in Micro Irrigation for Dryland Farmers Land Degradation 2008-04-09 CEO Approved 910,000 USD 1,000,000 USD
Sustainable Management of Fish Resources - under the Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa International Waters 2005-11-15 Under Implementation 6,256,740 USD 18,900,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2008-01-31 IA Approved 225,000 USD 50,000 USD
Integrated Ecosystem Management in Four Representative Landscapes of Senegal, Tranche 1 Multi Focal Area 2001-05-11 IA Approved 4,350,000 USD 10,500,000 USD
Integrated Marine and Coastal Resource Management Biodiversity 2004-03-22 2011-12-01 Under Implementation 5,343,496 USD 12,000,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan and Report to COP Biodiversity 1996-12-16 Project Closure 517,000 USD 0
Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Climate Change 1996-04-01 2004-12-31 Project Closure 4,770,000 USD 15,200,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Far West African Challenge: Strengthening protected areas to preserve biodiversity, address climate change and secure livelihoods 20 05 2011 Not Funded $36,900,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme