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Lake Skadar-Shkodra Integrated Ecosystem Management

The overall objective of the project would be to assist the Governments of Albania and Montenegro in achieving a more sustainable use of the natural resources of the Lake Shkoder and its watershed. The global environmental objective of the project is to reduce pollution and conserve the lake and its biodiversity as an internationally important nature habitat for different flora and fauna species, especially for waterfowl birds. The project will achieve its objectives by implementing priority measures as identified in the Lake Skhoder Strategic Action Plan that will be prepared within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently signed by the two countries . The MoU commits both countries to conserve the natural resources of the Lake Shkoder in a coordinated and integrated manner, by establishing a bi-national Lake Management Commission and by improving the relevant national level regulatory and institutional capacity. The Memorandum obliges the riparian countries to prepare a Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for the protection of the Lake Shkoder Ecosystem ( to be prepared during the PDF-B).



Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 2133
IBRD ID 84605
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date 13 Jun 2007
End Date 28 Sep 2012
YES - See results data (2133)
Project documents
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 4.60M US$
Total Cost of the project: 20.20M US$
Albania , Serbia and Montenegro

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Project contacts
Mr. Viktor Subotić Senior Advisor
Mr. Agim Shimaj project coordinator
Mr. Novak Cadjenovic Project Coordinator
Mr. Ilir Kraja Secretary
Ms. Emilia Battaglini GEF ECA Regional Coordinator
Agness Kiss Task Team Leader
aMr. Malcolm Jansen Senior Environmentalist
Mr. Viktor Subotic Senior Advisor
Ms. Ruxandra Floroiu Senior Environmental Engineer