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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

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.).

Agulhas Current (LME) , Benguela Current (LME) , Somali Coastal Current (LME) , Guinea Current (LME) , Canary Current (LME)

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General information
GEF ID 3271
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status closed (Project Closure)
Start Date 19 Jul 2007
End Date 31 Aug 2011
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 1,000,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 1,330,000

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Project contacts
Andrei Klimenko Director
Christopher Crepin GEF Africa Regional Coordinator
Mr. John Virdin Director
John Fraser Stewart Senior Natural Resources Specialist