Senegal River Basin Water and Environmental Management Programme
The Senegal River Basin Water and Environmental Project is a regional GEF grant being implemented in the four riparian countries sharing the Senegal River Basin (Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal).
The project development objective (PDO) is to provide a participatory strategic environmental framework for the environmentally sustainable development of the Senegal River Basin and to launch a basin-wide cooperative program for transboundary land-water management. The project is designed to improve the capacity of the OMVS and to strengthen the national capacities to address transboundary water and environment management issues. Most importantly, the project provides a framework for including Guinea, the upstream riparian, as a full beneficiary in the management and joint development of the Senegal River Basin.
It is worth noting that OMVS is the executing agency of the project on behalf of the four riparian countries although Guinea is not yet a full member of OMVS. This set an unprecedented step forward for blending cooperation between riparian countries. The implementing agencies are the World Bank and UNDP. Three out of the five components of the project are implemented by the World Bank and the remaining two components are implemented by the UNDP.
The World Bank implements the following three components:
The UNDP implements the following components:
4. Microgrants program priority actions. This component, based on the findings of the TDA, focuses on supporting pilots’ activities that demonstrate the feasibility of local level approach to implement best practices in land and water conservation. Those pilots, based on community driven principles, strengthen the national and local institutions entities while providing benefits through restored environmental activities.
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|Project Status||Project Completion|
Oct 27, 2003 12:00
Jul 30, 2008 12:00
|Focal Area||International Waters|
|GEF Allocation to project||7.62M US$|
|Total Cost of the project:||40.07M US$|
|Countries:||Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea|
|Lead Implementing Agency||International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)|
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