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Regional Activities of the Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub Saharan Africa, Tranche 1

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Sep 23, 2014 11:41 AM
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The objectives of this Grant to support the Regional Activities of the Strategic Partnership are to: -Strengthen regional coordination in order to ensure complementarity among country-level and regional projects, in particular in respect to management of trans-boundary resources;
GEF ID: 3271
Project Category: Fisheries
Project Description:

The objectives of this Grant to support the Regional Activities of the Strategic Partnership are to:

  • Strengthen regional coordination in order to ensure complementarity among country-level and regional projects, in particular in respect to management of trans-boundary resources;
  • Promote learning and information exchange at the regional level to ensure that the lessons from successes and failures of country and LME level investments are adequately disseminated; and
  • Encourage direct financial support in the SSA countries for the necessary governance (i.e. policy, legal, and institutional) reforms and sector adjustments to manage their fisheries sustainably in a way that ensures a distribution of benefits that will contribute to poverty reduction and food security;
  • Assist individual coastal countries to build the capacity to participate in the ongoing GEF-led Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) projects and regional fisheries bodies (RFBs) as well as collaborate through these initiatives to implement management measures for the marine ecosystems and the trans-boundary fisheries resources and/or fishing fleets that would be more appropriate at the sub-regional scale (e.g. sub-regional monitoring, control and surveillance systems, management of fishing capacity, sub-regional research initiatives, networks of marine protected areas (MPAs), etc.).

 

Sub-Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, SIDS (Africa), Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Northern America, SIDS (Americas), South America, Antarctica, Central Asia, SIDS (Asia), South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, SIDS (Oceania), Small island developing States
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Project Contacts:
  • John Virdin
    Operations Officer, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB),
Tranche Funding:
ProjectStrategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa (Tranche 1, Installment 1) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Sep 23, 2014 11:41 AM
The 5 Large Marine Ecosystems(LMEs) of Sub-Saharan Africa are beginning to feel the cumulative effects of growing populations and overfishing. As such, these LMEs, and the living resources they support, are being threatened on two fronts: from the destruction of critical habitat that provides spawning and nursery grounds for many species of fish in the early stages of their life cycle, to over-harvesting of target fish stocks based on inadequate management of fishing effort (both local and distant fleets).
ProjectStrategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa (Tranche 1, Installment 2) by carol — last modified Sep 23, 2014 11:41 AM
Thus, a Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund, focused on the LMEs of Sub-Saharan Africa (with a coalition consisting of WWF, FAO, and the World Bank Group), is being proposed in order to assist the coastal countries in the region to meet the targets for sustainable fisheries set by the WSSD, to complement the existing regional LME projects funded by GEF, and to ensure the health of the fisheries resource base upon which so many lives and livelihoods depend.
ProjectSustainable Management of Fish Resources - under the Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Sep 23, 2014 11:38 AM
The fisheries sector in Senegal has experienced an uncontrolled expansion of the number of fishers, boats and gear, leading to an overexploitation of the resource base, with severe implications on food security and economic growth.
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General Information:
Project Type MSP
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM
End Date
Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Strategic Priority IW-2
Operational Programme 8
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 1.00M US$
Total Cost of the project: 1.33M US$
 
Partners:
Lead Implementing Agency International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
Executing Agencies