INTERNATIONAL WATERS LEARNING EXCHANGE & RESOURCE NETWORK

IW:LEARN

A list of GEF International Waters (IW) projects and projects in the other GEF focal area working on the marine environment. Each project profile offers the latest contact information, project fiche, technical and management documents, and other outputs from its respective project team.

Marine Portfolio
closed (Project Approved) - See results
1909 - Protection of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
preparation (Concept Proposed)
4487 - LME-AF Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Large Marine Ecosystems in Africa (PROGRAM)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Completed)
405 - Black Sea Environmental Management
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Approved) - See results
3749 - Towards Ecosystem Management of the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed)
4658 - ARCTIC Integrated Adaptive Management of the West Bering Sea Large Marine Ecosystem in a Changing Climate
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Approved)
5827 - Coordination of the Global Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction ABNJ Program
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Project Completion) - See results
1462 - Programme for the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems: Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project (ASCLME)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Approved) - See results
4280 - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program APL B1
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Project Approved) - See results
4528 - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program in Ghana
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Project Approved)
4198 - MED Integrated Coastal Zone Management-Mediterranean Coast
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Completed)
4027 - Global Partnership with Fisheries Industry for the Sustainability of Living Aquatic Resources
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
5905 - First South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish 1)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
8029 - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program SOP C1
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Project Completion) - See results
613 - Environmental protection of the Rio de la Plata and its Maritime Front: Pollution Prevention and Control and Habitat Restoration (FREPLATA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Approved)
3997 - Albania - Improving Coverage and Management Effectiveness of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
4746 - Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Closure) - See results
790 - Reducing Environmental Stress in the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Closure) - See results
1618 - Towards a Convention and Action Programme for the Protection of the Caspian Sea Environment (Phase II)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed) - See results
3314 - Sustainable Management of Fish Resources - under the Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Completed) - See results
1580 - Control of Eutrophication, Hazardous Substances and Related Measures for Rehabilitating the Black Sea Ecosystem: Phase 1
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Completion) - See results
2263 - Control of Eutrophication, Hazardous Substances and Related Measures for Rehabilitating the Black Sea Ecosystem, Tranche 2
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
4659 - Coastal Resources for Sustainable Development: Mainstreaming the Application of Marine Spatial Planning Strategies, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Project Closure)
2474 - Promoting Ecosystem-based Approaches to Fisheries Conservation and LMEs
UN Environment (UNEP)
cancelled (Cancelled)
2688 - Integrated Ecosystem Management of the Gulf of Fonseca
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
closed (Project Approved)
3619 - CTI Strategies for Fisheries Bycatch Management
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Completed)
2602 - Alexandria Coastal Zone Management Project (ACZM)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Completed) - See results
3558 - SP-SFIF: West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
preparation (Council Approved)
4664 - ARCTIC GEF-Russian Federation Partnership on Sustainable Environmental Management in the Arctic under a Rapidly Changing Climate (Arctic Agenda 2020)
UN Environment (UNEP)
active (Project Approved)
4343 - UNDP/GEF Yellow Sea LME Phase II Project
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
5271 - Global Sustainable Supply Chains for Marine Commodities
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
5278 - Strengthening Global Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems and their Coasts through Enhanced Sharing and Application of LME/ICM/MPA Knowledge and Information Tools
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Approved)
3589 - Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle-Southeast Asia (CTI-SEA)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
closed (Completed) - See results
3524 - CTI Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SCS)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Closure) - See results
3523 - CTI West Pacific-East Asia Oceanic Fisheries Management Project - under the Coral Triangle Initiative
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Completion) - See results
3305 - Implementation of the Benguela Current LME Action Program for Restoring Depleted Fisheries and Reducing Coastal Resources Degradation
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed) - See results
1252 - Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Project Completion)
2131 - Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Closure) - See results
922 - Baltic Sea Regional Project (BSRP), Phase I
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
5393 - EAS Sustainable Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the West Pacific and East Asian Seas
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
preparation (Project Approved)
5401 - Establishment and Operation of a Regional System of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand
UN Environment (UNEP)
active (Project Approved)
5304 - Sustainable Management of Bycatch in Latin America and Caribbean Trawl Fisheries (REBYC-II LAC)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
5513 - Western Indian Ocean LMEs Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonization and Institutional Reforms SAPPHIRE Project
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved) - See results
5542 - Catalysing Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of Shared Living Marine Resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
preparation (IA Approved)
5556 - West Balkans Drina River Basin Management
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved) - See results
3128 - Integrated Water Resources Management of the Sao Francisco River Basin and Its Coastal Zone (GEF São Francisco)
UN Environment (UNEP)
closed (Completed)
3271 - Regional Activities of the Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub Saharan Africa, Tranche 1
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
preparation (Concept Proposed)
2093 - SP-SFIF: Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa (Tranche 1, Installment 1)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
closed (Concept Approved)
3559 - Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa (Tranche 1, Installment 2)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
5674 - Lakes Edward and Albert Integrated Fisheries and Water Resources Management Project
African Development Bank (AfDB), Tunisia
closed (Project Closure) - See results
1032 - Sustainable Management of the Shared Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Completion) - See results
1082 - Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
5517 - R2R Implementing an Integrated Ridge to Reef Approach to Enhance Ecosystem Services, to Conserve Globally Important Biodiversity and to Sustain Local Livelihoods in the FSM
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
5622 - LME-EA Coral Triangle Initiative Project (COREMAPIII-CTI)
World Bank
active (Project Approved)
9563 - Third South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish3)
World Bank
preparation (Concept Proposed)
9607 - Mediterranean Sea Programme (MedProgramme): Enhancing Environmental Security
UN Environment (UNEP)
preparation (Concept Proposed)
9060 - CFI: Coastal Fisheries Initiative (PROGRAM)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
9124 - Coastal Fisheries Initiative- Latin America
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
9125 - The Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund: Enabling Sustainable Private Sector Investment in Fisheries (CFI-CF)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
9126 - Delivering Sustainable Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits in West Africa through Good Governance, Correct Incentives and Innovation
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
9128 - The Coastal Fisheries Initiatives Global Partnership
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
9129 - Eco-system Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in Eastern Indonesia (Fisheries Management Area (FMA)- 715, 717 & 718)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
active (Project Approved)
9160 - Regional Partnership for African Fisheries Policy Reform (RAFIP)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
9360 - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program, Additional Financing‎
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
preparation (Concept Proposed)
9433 - S3MR Sustainable Management of Madagascar's Marine Resources
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
preparation (Concept Approved)
9443 - Strengthening Capacity for International Cooperation in the Ecosystem-based Management of the Antarctic Large Marine Ecosystem
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
9545 - Implementation of Ecosystem Approach in the Adriatic Sea through Marine Spatial Planning
UN Environment (UNEP)
active (Project Approved)
9692 - Second South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish2)
World Bank
active (Project Approved) - See results
9720 - Developing Organizational Capacity for Ecosystem Stewardship and Livelihoods in Caribbean Small-Scale Fisheries (StewardFish)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
preparation (Concept Approved)
9797 - West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Phase 2
World Bank
closed (Completed)
3518 - Strengthening the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Russia
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
9959 - Long-term Financial Mechanism to Enhance Mediterranean MPA Management Effectiveness
Conservation International (CI)
preparation (Concept Proposed)
9909 - Sustainable Management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Programme
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Completed)
3607 - Application of a Regional Approach to the Management of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas in Cuba's Southern Archipelagos
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed)
3713 - Establishing Effectively Managed Marine Protected Areas in Djibouti
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Project Approved)
3729 - Building a Sustainable National Marine Protected Area Network
UN Environment (UNEP)
closed (Project Approved)
3826 - Designing and Implementing a National Sub-System of Marine Protected Areas (SMPA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
preparation (Concept Approved)
9911 - Strengthening of the Enabling Environment, Ecosystem-based Management and Governance to Support Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme of the Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem
UN Environment (UNEP)
active (Project Approved)
9940 - Towards Sustainable Management of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) – Initial Support to SAP Implementation
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
9949 - Setting the Foundations for Zero Net Loss of the Mangroves that Underpin Human Wellbeing in the North Brazil Shelf LME
Conservation International (CI)
closed (Project Approved)
3865 - Strengthening the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas System
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed)
3910 - Inter-jurisdictional System of Coastal-Marine Protected Areas (ISCMPA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed)
3956 - Consolidating Costa Rica's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
UN Development Programme
closed (Completed)
4180 - Coastal Protected Area Management
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
4637 - Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
World Bank
active (Project Approved)
4708 - Strengthening the Sub-system of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas
UN Development Programme
closed (Project Approved)
3021 - Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into the Operation of the Tourism and Fisheries Sectors in the Archipelagos of Panama
UN Development Programme
closed (Completed)
3410 - Piloting of an Ecosystem-based Approach to Uruguayan Coastal Fisheries
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Project Approved)
3862 - Strengthening Fisheries Governance to Protect Freshwater and Wetland Biodiversity
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
4716 - Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
4730 - Increasing Representation of Effectively Managed Marine Ecosystems in the Protected Area System
UN Development Programme
closed (Project Approved)
3863 - Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Fisheries and Tourism Activities carried out in Coastal /Marine Ecosystems
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed)
666 - Coastal Zone Management along the Gulf of Aden
World Bank
closed (Completed)
1317 - Coastal Biodiversity Management of DPR Korea's West Sea
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed)
2251 - Mainstreaming Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Coastal Management in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
closed (Completed)
2881 - Integrated Management of Marine and Coastal Resources in Puntarenas
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
active (Project Approved)
5112 - Governance Strengthening for the Management and Protection of Coastal- Marine Biodiversity in Key Ecological Areas and the Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
5113 - Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
5636 - Community-based Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in Bangladesh
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
5667 - Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
5702 - FishAdapt: Strengthening the Adaptive Capacity and Resilience of Fisheries and Aquaculture-dependent Livelihoods in Myanmar
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
6955 - Strengthening the Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
active (Project Approved)
9113 - Strengthening Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in São Tomé and Príncipe’s Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors
African Development Bank (AfDB), Tunisia
preparation (Concept Approved)
9194 - Strengthening Adaptative Capacities to Climate Change through Capacity Building for Small Scale Enterprises and Communities Dependent on Coastal Fisheries in The Gambia
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
active (Project Approved)
9370 - (NGI) The Meloy Fund : A Fund for Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in Southeast Asia
Conservation International (CI)
active (Project Approved)
4810 - Strengthening the Marine Protected Area System to Conserve Marine Key Biodiversity Areas
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
5062 - Development of a National Network of Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas Representative of the Comoros Unique Natural Heritage and Co-managed with Local Village Communities
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
5069 - Implementing a "Ridge to Reef" Approach to Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions within and Around Protected Areas
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
5510 - R2R Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
5712 - Improve Sustainability of Mangrove Forests and Coastal Mangrove Areas in Liberia through Protection, Planning and Livelihood Creation- as a Building Block Towards Liberia’s Marine and Costal Protected Areas
Conservation International (CI)
active (Project Approved)
5806 - Creation of Loungo Bay Marine Protected Area to Support Turtles Conservation in Congo
UN Environment (UNEP)
closed (Project Approved)
6992 - Ridge to Reef: Integrated Protected Area Land and Seascape Management in Tanintharyi
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
9215 - Mitigating Key Sector Pressures on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Further Strengthening the National System of Marine Protected Areas in Djibouti
UN Development Programme
active (Project Approved)
9369 - Implementation of the Strategic Plan of Ecuador Mainland Marine and Coastal Protected Areas Network
Conservation International (CI)
active (Project Approved)
9463 - Strengthening Marine Protected Areas in SE China to conserve globally significant coastal biodiversity
UN Development Programme
closed (Project Approved)
3242 - Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta Through Integrated Coastal Zone Management
UN Development Programme
closed (Project Approved)
3821 - CBSP Sustainable Community Based Management and Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems in Cameroon
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Project Approved)
3954 - PAS: Community-Based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in PNG
UN Development Programme
closed (Project Approved)
4020 - Market Policy and Legislative Development for Mainstreaming the Sustainable Management of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems in Lebanon
UN Environment (UNEP)
closed (Project Approved)
4083 - CBSP- Integrated management of mangrove and associated wetlands and coastal forests ecosystems of the Republic of Congo
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Completed)
4669 - Namibian Coast Conservation and Management Project
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
active (Project Approved)
4770 - Integrated Management of Marine and Coastal Areas of High Value for Biodiversity in Continental Ecuador
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
closed (Completed)
5101 - Strengthened Environmental Management Information System for Coastal Development to Meet Rio Convention Objectives
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
5514 - Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Management of the Coastal Zone in the Republic of Mauritius
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
9406 - Integrated Ecosystem Management and Restoration of Forests on the South East Coast of St. Lucia
UN Environment (UNEP)
active (Project Approved)
9431 - A Ridge-to-Reef Approach for the Integrated Management of Marine, Coastal and Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Seychelles
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
active (Project Approved)
9687 - Mediterranean Coastal Zones Climate Resilience Water Security and Habitat Protection
UN Environment (UNEP)
active (Project Approved)
9546 - Expanding and Consolidating Madagascar's Marine Protected Areas Network
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
active (Project Approved)
9573 - Conservation and Sustainable use of Liberia’s Coastal Natural Capital
Conservation International (CI)
preparation (Concept Approved)
10563 - Blueing the Black Sea (BBSEA)
World Bank
preparation (Concept Approved)
10560 - Fisheries and Ecosystem Based Management for the Blue Economy of the Mediterranean - (FishEBM MED)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
pipeline (Concept Approved)
10558 - Fisheries and Ecosystem Based Management for the Black Sea - (FishEBM BS)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
pipeline (Project Approved)
10426 - Facilitating dialogue and strengthening transboundary cooperation with legislators to improve marine governance
UN Environment (UNEP)

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