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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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 4 - Activity completed 2
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 4 - Activity completed 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 4 - Activity completed 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Assessment of management effectiveness
2013 - 2014 $85,000
2013 $5,000 2.1) Write a concept proposal (PPF)
2013 $20,000 2.2) Prepare PPG
2014 $60,000 2.3) Project Implementation
Assessment of ecological gaps in the protected area network
2012 - 2013 $525,000
2012 $5,000 1.1) Write a concept proposal (PPF)
2012 $20,000 1.2) Prepare PPG
2013 $500,000 1.3) Project Implementation
Assessing protected area capacity needs and the appropriate technology needs
2012 - 2020 $100,000
2013 $50,000 3.1) Write a concept proposal (PPF)
2013 $20,000 3.2) Prepare PPG
2012 - 2020 $30,000 3.3) Project Implementation

GEF Projects

Uganda 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 1 Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,798,000 USD 6,500,000 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 COMESA Subregion POPs 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 5,000,000 USD 5,225,000 USD
Supporting the Implementation of the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs in Eastern and Southern African Countries POPs 2008-03-27 IA Approved 440,000 USD 460,000 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
SIP-Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project II Multi Focal Area 2008-09-23 Under Implementation 7,000,000 USD 133,340,800 USD
Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin International Waters 2007-07-03 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,890,800 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2010-11-01 Project Completion 4,007,124 USD 7,438,678 USD
Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project (NTEAP), Phase II International Waters 2007-09-05 2009-12-31 Project Completion 6,700,000 USD 71,990,000 USD
Removing Barriers to Invasive Plant Management in Africa Biodiversity 2005-04-06 2010-07-01 Project Completion 5,725,000 USD 6,173,980 USD
African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Climate Change 2006-06-09 Council Approved 19,050,000 USD 55,550,000 USD
Building Sustainable Commercial Dissemination Networks for Household PV Systems in Eastern Africa Climate Change 2004-08-18 2006-12-31 Project Closure 718,000 USD 539,630 USD
Reducing Biodiversity Loss at Cross-Border Sites in East Africa Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-12-31 Project Closure 12,899,000 USD 5,270,000 USD
Land Use Change Analysis as an Approach for Investigating Biodiversity Loss and Land Degradation Biodiversity 2000-11-30 2004-06-01 Project Closure 795,920 USD 645,700 USD
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Institutional Support for the Protection of East African Biodiversity Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1996-01-31 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 0
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
National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Climate Change 2003-07-25 IA Approved 199,790 USD 0
Addressing Barriers to the Adoption of Improved Charcoal Production Technologies and Sustainable Land Management practices through an integrated approach Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 3,580,000 USD 7,559,167 USD
Energy for Rural Transformation Project II Climate Change 2000-05-01 CEO Endorsed 9,000,000 USD 84,000,000 USD
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Uganda POPs 2005-03-09 2006-12-31 Project Closure 493,000 USD 40,000 USD
Protected Areas Management and Sustainable Use (PAMSU) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2010-06-30 Project Closure 8,000,000 USD 30,000,000 USD
Conservation of Biodiversity in the Albertine Rift Forest Areas of Uganda Biodiversity 2004-09-27 IA Approved 3,754,720 USD 7,803,189 USD
Rural Energy for Development Climate Change 2000-05-01 Council Approved 8,900,000 USD 232,000,000 USD
Enabling Uganda to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1996-06-28 IA Approved 83,430 USD 10,000 USD
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Conservation Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2000-12-31 Project Closure 4,430,000 USD 2,310,000 USD
Kibale Forest Wild Coffee Project Biodiversity 1998-12-29 2002-02-14 Project Closure 750,000 USD 3,400,000 USD
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 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
Greening the Tea Industry in East Africa Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 3,423,400 USD 25,614,000 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
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
SIP-Equatorial Africa Deposition Network (EADN) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 1,965,000 USD 6,050,000 USD
DSSA Malaria Decision Analysis Support Tool (MDAST): Evaluating Health Social and Environmental Impacts and Policy Tradeoffs POPs 2009-02-25 Under Implementation 999,000 USD 1,013,888 USD
Conservation and Use of Crop Genetic Diversity to Control Pests and Diseases in Support of Sustainable Agriculture (Phase 1) Biodiversity 2006-08-01 2010-08-01 Project Completion 3,761,148 USD 4,274,344 USD
Cogen for Africa Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 5,615,565 USD 61,586,350 USD
Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Program Development for the Lake Victoria Basin International Waters 2004-04-01 2006-12-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 5,600,000 USD
SIP-Transboundary Agro-Ecosystem Management Programme for the Kagera River Basin (Kagera TAMP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 7,088,700 USD 24,423,710 USD
SIP-Stimulating Community Initiatives in Sustainable Land Management (SCI-SLM) Land Degradation 2008-03-11 Under Implementation 937,391 USD 1,182,181 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Phase I Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2007-06-30 Project Closure 5,295,646 USD 3,576,739 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
African NGO-Government Partnership for Sustainable Biodiversity Action Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-05-05 Project Closure 4,544,080 USD 7,120,000 USD
Harnessing Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms to Promote Global Environmental Priorities Biodiversity 1999-02-15 CEO Approved 750,000 USD 0
Lake Victoria Environmental Management International Waters 1996-04-01 2005-12-31 Project Closure 36,800,000 USD 42,600,000 USD
People, Land Management, and Environmental Change (PLEC) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2002-02-28 Project Closure 6,276,300 USD 4,817,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-02-01 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Threatened Savanna Woodland in the Kidepo Critical Landscape in North Eastern Uganda Biodiversity 2011-05-26 Council Approved 3,181,819 USD 10,400,000 USD
SIP-Enabling Environment for SLM to overcome land degradation in the cattle corridor of Uganda. Land Degradation 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 1,880,730 USD 5,650,000 USD
Development of a National Clearing House Mechanism and Capacity Assessment for Taxonomy and Indigenous Knowledge(Add-on) (New title as of March 19, 2009) Biodiversity 2010-06-21 2012-03-31 Under Implementation 300,000 USD 42,000 USD
SIP-Sustainable Land Management Country Program Land Degradation 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 7,000,000 USD 50,000,000 USD
Energy for Rural Transformation Project (APL) Climate Change 2000-05-01 2009-02-28 Project Completion 12,450,000 USD 111,100,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2002-09-27 2003-12-30 Project Closure 130,000 USD 5,800 USD
Support for the Implementation of the Uganda National Biosafety Framework (NBF) within the context of the Cartagena protocol Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-06-30 Project Closure 560,000 USD 82,000 USD
Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and National Report Biodiversity 1997-08-04 2000-12-31 Project Closure 125,000 USD 0
Uganda photovoltaic pilot project for rural electrification Climate Change 1995-10-01 2002-12-31 Project Closure 1,800,000 USD 1,800,000 USD
Institutional Capacity Building for Protected Areas Management and Sustainable Use (ICB-PAMSU) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-04-30 Project Closure 2,289,000 USD 11,850,000 USD
Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change Climate Change Council Approved 4,000,000 USD 23,664,000 USD

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