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Participatory Coastal Zone Restoration and Sustainable Management in the Eastern Province of Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka

Project Objective: This grant is fully blended in the IFAD loan entitled, “Post Tsunami Coastal Restoration and Coastal Communities Resource Management Programme.” The long-term goal of the project is to rehabilitate tsunami-affected ecosystems in Sri Lanka to provide full ecosystem services including adaptation against extreme climatic events. The project development objective is to mainstream restoration and management conservation of globally important ecosystems affected by the tsunami into the reconstruction process to support sustainable livelihoods and reduce vulnerability to climate change along the East Coast of Sri Lanka.The project design is founded on overcoming three key barriers to the restoration of coastal ecosystems – that technical knowledge for low-cost restoration methods is not present on the island; that environmental issues have been given low priority during the tsunami relief and reconstruction programme; and that those processes leading

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General information
GEF ID 2753
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Completed)
Start Date 27 Dec 2007
End Date 31 May 2017
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Land Degradation, Climate Change
GEF Allocation to project 6,919,915 USD
Total Cost of the project: 14,839,365.00 USD
Sri Lanka

International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD)

Project contacts
Mohamed Bakarr Lead Environmental Specialist