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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).

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General information
GEF ID 2133
IBRD ID 84605
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Project Closure)
Start Date 27 May 2008
End Date 31 Dec 2012
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 4,550,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 15,713,000
YES - See results data (2133)
Albania , Montenegro , Regional

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

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