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Demonstrating and Capturing Best Practices and Technologies for the Reduction of Land-sourced Impacts Resulting from Coastal Tourism

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GEF ID: 2129
Project Category: Other
Project Description:

The objective of the Project is to address the negative impacts of tourism on the coastal and marine environment in Sub-Saharan Africa, as identified by the African Process , through promoting the development of sustainable tourism policies and strategies and the implementation of pilot demonstration projects in a number of countries that participated in the African Process. The full project objective is to demonstrate best practice strategies for sustainable tourism to reduce the degradation of marine and coastal envrionments of transboundary significance. The project will engage the private sector and enhance public-private partnerships to enable formulation and implementation of appropriate national and regional policies and strategies for sustainable tourism development in coastal and marine areas, including a policy and strategy framework to guide and promote ecotourism development. The full project will be designed to:

  • (i) provide appropriate policy and strategy frameworks for sustainable tourism development in coastal areas;
  • (ii) build/enhance national capacities in sustainable tourism development; and
  • (iii) implement pilot demonstration projects. The pilot demonstration projects will be developed to:
    • (a) facilitate the voluntary adoption of eco-certification schemes by tourism facilities;
    • (b) alleviate poverty and provide alternative livelihoods to local communities through the development of eco-tourism;
    • (c) generate revenues for environmental conservation through eco-tourism; and
    • (d) promote best practices in mitigating environmental impacts of tourism through improved reef recreation management.

The demonstration projects are also aimed to reduce the coastal pollution from the land-based activities in conformity with the Global Programme of Action (GPA) and were endorsed at Heads of States meetings in Africa and in the NEPAD process.

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Sub-Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, SIDS (Africa), Western Africa, Small island developing States
Project Contacts:
  • Mr. Geoffrey Omedo
    Knowledge Management and Communication Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),
  • Mr. Momodou Jama Suwareh
    Focal person,
  • Mr. Ludovic Bernaudat
    Industrial Development Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Environment Management Branch
  • Sunny Ukweh
    Program Assistant, Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem - Regional Coordination Unit (GCLME - RCU),
  • Stephen Utre
    Deputy Director, Nigeria; Federal Ministry of Water Resources,
  • Mr. Hugh Gibbon
    Regional Technical Coordinator, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),
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Project Documents:
Badagry Demo site Lagoon-Nigeria
General Information:
Project Type FSP
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date
Nov 04, 2007 12:00 AM
End Date
Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
GEF characteristic:
Operational Programme 10
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 6.01M US$
Total Cost of the project: 29.37M US$
IP Rating: 1
DO Rating: 1
Countries: Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania United Republic of, Cameroon, Gambia
Lead Implementing Agency United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Executing Agencies