International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Strengthening Global Capacity to Effectively Manage Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

This project aims to promote effective global and regional coordination of the areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), through information exchange, capacity development, and enhanced engagement of stakeholders at global, regional and national levels.

Building on the efforts of the other projects and partners, the project focuses on three main areas:

  • Strengthening and broadening cross-sectoral dialogue and policy coordination in ABNJ
  • Increasing decision-makers’ capability to participate in processes for management and coordination of ABNJ activities
  • Broadening public understanding of the ecosystem threats to ABNJ

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General information
GEF ID 4582
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status closed (Project Completion)
Start Date 13 Jan 2014
End Date 30 Jun 2019
GEF characteristic:
GEF Allocation to project USD 1,000,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 5,599,000

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project contacts
Biliana Cicin-Sain President
Miriam Balgos Programme Coordinator
Tina Farmer Lead Technical Officer, Common Oceans/ABNJ Capacity Development Project