Integrated Ecosystem Management In The Transboundary Areas Between Nigeria And Niger: Phase II: Implementation Of Cooperative And Participatory Management Strategies For Sharing Natural Resources To Improve Ecosystem Functioning And Rural Livelihoods

GEF ID: 4563
Focal Areas: Biodiversity Land Degradation
Country(ies): Niger Nigeria
Geograpic scope: Regional
Project Description:

The objective of the “Integrated Ecosystem Management of the Transboundary Areas Between Nigeria and Niger” (“IEM Nigeria Niger”) project is fully consistent with GEF-5 FA objectives for Land Degradation LD-1: Maintain or Improve flow of agro-ecosystem services to sustaining the livelihoods of local communities, LD-3 Reduce pressures on natural resources from competing land uses in the wider landscapes; for Biodiversity BD-2: Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into the production landscapes, seascapes and sectors; for Climate Change CCM-5: LULUCF Promote conservation and enhancement of carbon stocks through sustainable management of land use, land-use change and forestry and Sustainable Forest Management/REDD+1 & 2 Reduce pressures on forest resources and generate sustainable flows of forest ecosystem services as Strengthening enabling environment to reduce GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhance carbon sinks from LULUCF activities.  The project will also support activities that improve and bridge the knowledge gaps in areas of relevance to increase the resilience of the two countries to the adverse impacts of climate change on natural resources in line with UNEP activities.

The IEM Nigeria Niger project was designed as a 8 year project with two consecutive phases that was approved by the GEF Council in June 2005 and CEO endorsed on 17 August 2005. The first phase “Strenthening  of legal and institutional frameworks for collaboration and pilot demonstration of IEM” was implemented between 2006 and 2010 and succeeded in “establishing sustainable conditions for integrated ecosystem management for improvement in the livelihoods of local communities and preservation of globally significant ecosystems in the transboundary catchments between Nigeria and Niger”. An MTR of this phase completed in January 2011 evaluated project performance as “Satisfactory” and recommended continuation focusing on “implementation of cooperative and participatory management strategies for sharing natural resources to improve ecosystem functioning and rural livelihoods”. 

Lead Executing Agency: Unspecified
Project Type: FSP
PPG/PDF Grant: $ 80,000.00
PPG Confinancing: $ 95,000.00
Project Grant: $ 4,545,454.00
Project Confinancing: $ 10,100,000.00

Project Status

PIF: PIF Submission Date   Unspecified
GEF Approval Date   Unspecified No Document
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UNEP Approval Date   Unspecified
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Project: Expected CEO Approval Date   Unspecified
Project Submission To GEF  Unspecified
CEO Approval Date  Unspecified No Document
UNEP Approval Date  Unspecified
Completion Date  Unspecified No Document