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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 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 1 - Just started, limited 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2015

Improving the policy and legal framework for effective PA management
2013 $1,200,000
2013 1.1) Finalize 1998 National Forestry Policy and National Parks and Wildlife Policy of 1998
2013 1.2) Develop a National Heritage Policy and finalize the Wetlands Policy
2013 $1,200,000 1.3) Amend Forestry Act of 1999, the Wildlife Act of 1998 and the National Heritage Conservation Act of 1989
Enhancing community and private sector participation in PA management
2012 - 2020
Develop management plans for most of the Pas
2012 - 2020
Finalise and implement the Reclassification and Conservation Plan for the whole Protected Area system
2013 - 2015 $2,000,000
2015 $2,000,000 2.1) To implement the plan.
Finalise reviewing the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan to incorporate emerging issues
2012 - 2013 $1,000,000
2012 3.1) Hold consultative and review meetings
2013 3.2) Facilitate the adoption of the NBSAP under review
2013 3.3) Create awareness for the reviewed NBSAP
2013 $1,000,000 3.4) Implement the reviewed NBSAP
Implementing the Climate Change Response Strategy to mainstream climate change in sectors including PAs.
2012 - 2013 $2,000,000
2013 $2,000,000 4.1) Facilitate adoption of the NCCRS and begin implementation.

GEF Projects

Zambia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 10 countries : Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
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
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 11,330,000 USD 2,013,500 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
Sustainable Management of Inland Wetlands in Southern Africa: A Livelihoods and Ecosystem Approach Land Degradation 2004-10-06 2010-03-01 Project Completion 999,325 USD 1,210,716 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
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
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Southern Africa Biodiversity Support Programme Biodiversity 1997-11-01 IA Approved 4,503,728 USD 4,840,000 USD
Preparation of the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Climate Change 2003-12-05 IA Approved 197,500 USD 2,000 USD
Adaptation to the effects of drought and climate change in Agro-ecological Zone 1 and 2 in Zambia Climate Change 2008-09-05 CEO Endorsed 3,550,000 USD 7,000,000 USD
Strengthening Management Effectiveness and Generating Multiple Environmental Benefits within and around Protected Areas in Zambia Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 13,298,864 USD 44,790,000 USD
Zambia Biological Diversity Enabling Activity (Add On) Biodiversity 2005-08-03 IA Approved 150,000 USD 15,000 USD
Increased Access to Electricity Services Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 4,740,000 USD 22,100,000 USD
Sustainable Land Management in the Zambian Miombo Woodland Ecosystem Multi Focal Area 2001-09-13 2008-05-31 Project Closure 747,000 USD 603,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategies, Action Plan, and Country Report to the COP Biodiversity 1997-03-24 2009-12-09 Project Completion 289,440 USD 0
Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change - Zambia Climate Change Council Approved 4,000,000 USD 23,710,000 USD
Integrated Management of Dryland Biodiversity through Land Rehabilitation in the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe Biodiversity 2002-10-15 Cancelled 7,827,958 USD 5,593,842 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
Open Africa North South Tourism Corridor (OANSTC) Biodiversity 2008-01-10 2011-05-31 Under Implementation 545,449 USD 635,498 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
Renewable Energy Enterprise Development - Seed Capital Access Facility Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 8,700,000 USD 40,500,000 USD
Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika International Waters 2004-11-19 IA Approved 14,200,000 USD 43,500,000 USD
Inventory, Evaluation and Monitoring of Botanical Diversity in Southern Africa: A Regional Capacity and Institution Building Network Biodiversity 1996-05-01 2005-05-01 Project Closure 4,725,000 USD 4,686,000 USD
Pollution Control and Other Measures to Protect Biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika International Waters 1991-12-01 1998-10-01 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 0
Africa Community Outreach Programme for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Resources Biodiversity 1999-09-02 2001-06-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 192,950 USD
Extension of Kasanka Management System to Lavushi Manda National Park Biodiversity 2008-03-26 CEO Approved 900,000 USD 1,073,000 USD
Effective Management of the National Protected Areas System Biodiversity 2004-09-27 IA Approved 6,334,000 USD 36,010,000 USD
Development of a National Plan for Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs in Zambia - POPs enabling activities "add on" POPs 2006-03-08 2008-12-31 Project Closure 58,738 USD 19,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2004-12-01 IA Approved 225,000 USD 96,000 USD
Renewable Energy-based Electricity Generation for Isolated Mini-grids Climate Change 2004-05-21 2011-03-01 Under Implementation 3,275,000 USD 4,556,000 USD
Securing the Environment for Economic Development (SEED) Biodiversity 2003-05-16 2011-11-30 Under Implementation 4,240,000 USD 11,000,000 USD
Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Initial Communication Climate Change 1997-04-24 2002-08-19 Project Closure 256,000 USD 60,000 USD
SIP-Sustainable Land Management in Zambia Land Degradation Dropped 4,500,000 USD 41,680,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
A Community Partnership Park for Forests, Communities & the Zambezi River 28 09 2009 Not Funded $307,500 USD $0.00
Sustainability of the Miombo eco-region through expansion and improved management in protected areas 22 04 2008 Fully Funded fully funded ($3,036,098 USD) $3,036,097.56

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  • United Nations Environment Programme