Sao Tome and Principe

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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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 4 - Activity completed 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in marine protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2014

Integrated ecosystems management for biodiversity conservation in Sao Tome and Principe Nature Parks and Buffer Zone (TZ)
2012 - 2014
Monitoring and Evaluation
2012 - 2014 $303,000
2013 $80,000 6.1) Conduct Expert workshop to identify key indicators that will be used to measure performance, Impact, and outcome at the end of the programme
2015 $23,000 6.2) Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Programme
2015 $50,000 6.3) Built capacity for MPRU staff on M&E
2019 $150,000 6.4) Improve MPRU data base for the storage of information and Data collected during programme implementation and thereafter
Institutional support for the integration of biodiversity
Political environment assessment to establish and manage protected areas
2012 - 2013 $160,000
2013 $80,000 Item 3: Monitoring and assessment (M&A)
2012 $15,000 Target 3.1: Training and mechanism acquisition to maintain forest biodiversity and environmental services
2013 $20,000 Outcome 3.1.1: Identify boundaries of the five areas with shared management or co-management, including a total of 44 communities and 5,000 hectares of forest, through public consultation
2013 $15,000 Outcome 3.1.2: Develop sustainable management plans for natural resources and environmental services uses, elaborated in all five areas of co-management.
2013 $30,000 Outcomes 3.1.3: Capacity building of the 2000 farmers in agroforestry practices ensuring sustainable reduction of soil erosion.
Gaps assessment of the protected areas network
2012 $100,000
2012 $50,000 Item 1: Institutional support for biodiversity mainstreaming
2012 $9,000 Target 1.1: Knowledge and capacity building on biodiversity mainstreaming and ecosystems integrated planning.
2012 $14,000 Outcome 1.1.1: Reinforce institutional capacities and improve coordination mechanisms to ensure good biological diversity management in productive landscapes.
2012 $10,000 Outcome 1.1.2: Improve capacity of government, associations and other organizations regarding management of fisheries, marine and forests resources.
2012 $17,000 Outcome 1.1.3: Increase awareness of citizens on the importance of preserving Obô nature heritage park
Protected areas governance assessment
2012 - 2014 $140,000
2014 $70,000 Item 2: Integrate ecosystem management for biodiversity conservation in São Tome and Principe nature parks and their buffer zones
2013 $20,000 Target 2.1: Strengthening of the legal framework and institutional coordination for biological diversity.
2013 $15,000 Outcome 2.1.1: Clarify hunting rights, including the ecosystem-based principles, agreed by all stakeholders and submitted to the competent authorities for approval.
2013 $15,000 Outcome 2.1.2: Put legal and regulatory regimes in place to support ecosystem-based management of forest fisheries resources.
2013 $20,000 Outcome 2.1.3: Establish legal status and management model for buffer zones of nature reserves as defined and approved by the competent authorities

GEF Projects

Sao Tome and Principe is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo DR, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
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
Combating Living Resource Depletion and Coastal Area Degradation in the Guinea Current LME through Ecosystem-based Regional Actions International Waters 2003-11-21 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 21,449,184 USD 33,871,292 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
Integrated Ecosystem Approach to Biodiversity Mainstreaming and Conservation in the Buffer Zones of the Obo and Principe Natural Parks Biodiversity 2011-05-26 CEO Endorsed 2,518,182 USD 8,390,000 USD
Strengthening the Adaptive Capacity of Most Vulnerable Sao Tomean?s Livestock-keeping Households Climate Change 2010-11-30 Council Approved 2,110,250 USD 7,650,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2004-06-09 IA Approved 225,000 USD 10,000 USD
Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Western and Central Africa for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change - Sao Tome and Principe Climate Change Council Approved 4,000,000 USD 17,850,000 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
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
Technical Assistance to Francophone LDCs to Implement the UNFCCC8/CP8 Decision Climate Change 2003-09-02 CEO Approved 211,126 USD 38,000 USD
Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report and Clearing House Mechanism Biodiversity 2000-04-12 2004-10-31 Project Closure 163,000 USD 0
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2002-11-20 CEO Approved 372,900 USD 0
Sao Tome and Principe Adaptation to Climate Change Climate Change 2009-08-24 CEO Endorsed 3,532,500 USD 3,290,000 USD
Preparation of Initial National Communication for the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Climate Change 2001-01-24 IA Approved 350,000 USD 0
Preparation of a National Adaptation Plan of Action Climate Change 2004-03-29 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD

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