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Programme for the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems: Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project (ASCLME)

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The Objective of the Project is to work with two other "thematic" GEF international waters projects in the area as part of a "strategic approach" to fill gaps in understanding of transboundary living resources of the two LMEs and to build capacity of the participating countries to utilize this improved understanding for more effective management by use of an ecosystem approach.
GEF ID: 1462
Project Category: Large Marine Ecosystem
Project Description:

The Objective of the Project is to work with two other "thematic" GEF international waters projects in the area as part of a "strategic approach" to fill gaps in understanding of transboundary living resources of the two LMEs and to build capacity of the participating countries to utilize this improved understanding for more effective management by use of an ecosystem approach. This information and capacity then would be utilized by governments as part of the frameworks being established by the three projects collectively. The project is innovative in that it is being designed to complement two existing projects in the same LMEs, each with a different GEF implementating agency covering a different aspect of the same system with linkages created between them. This is being tried in these 2 LMEs for the first time to test reducing transactions costs of IA interactions. This is also the first replication of the approach taken in the Benguela Current LME project on the other side of Africa. Bilateral funding was used to build country capacity in sampling and then understanding their transboundary resources before GEF was asked to assist. The capacity was built through joint cruises and sampling to understand how their transboundary living resources worked so that information could underpin management. This project replicates that approach but utilizes GEF resources along with a ship potentially provided by Norway to slowly build country understanding to fill essential gaps on the transboundary nature of living resources and in doing so build their capacity to bring this information for fisheries/living resources management purposes. This is a pre-SAP project and will contribute at project's end to a revised TDA/SAP for the LMEs as one outcome in conjunction with the other 2 projects.

 


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http://www.asclme.org/
Region: Africa, SIDS
Sub-Region: Eastern Africa, SIDS (Africa), Southern Africa, Small island developing States
Basin:
Ecosystem: LME
Project Contacts:
  • Mr. Peter Scheren
    Leader of the Coastal East Africa Initiative, World Wildlife Fund (WWF),
  • Ms. Lucy Scott
    Data and Science Coordinator, Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project,
  • Mr. Nik Sekhran
    MR Regional Coordinator for UNDP/GEF, Southern Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
  • Dr. Andrew Hudson
    Head of Water & Ocean Governance, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
  • Policarpo Napica
    GEF National Focal Point, Ministry of Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA),
  • Claire Attwood
    Media Consultant, Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project,
  • Dr. David Vousden
    Project Director, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS),
  • James Stapley
    IT and Communications Coordinator, Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project,
  • Dr. Magnus A.K. Ngoile
    Policy and Governance Coordinator, The National Environment Management Council(NEMC),
  • Mr. Ali Salad Sabriye
    Information Manager, Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project,
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Project Documents:
The DList Approach is deployed in the Western Indian Ocean to improve communication and increase awareness about the LME approach to managment
General Information:
Project Type FSP
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date
Dec 18, 2006 06:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Operational Programme 8
9
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 12.92M US$
Total Cost of the project: 31.18M US$
IP Rating: 5
DO Rating: 5
 
Partners:
Countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania United Republic of
Lead Implementing Agency United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Executing Agencies
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