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Mano River Union Ecosystem Conservation and International Water Resources Management (IWRM) Project

The Mano River Union covers four countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The total area of the territory covered by the MRU is 751 450 km², distributed as follows: 71 740 km² for Sierra Leone, 111 370 km² for Liberia, 245 857 km² for Guinea and 322 462 km² for Côte d’Ivoire.

The project will be implemented in the Upper Guinea forest covering Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire with the objective of strengthening the management of transboundary natural resources for sustained ecological benefits and improved livelihoods for the forest adjacent communities. The project will play a transformational role in the livelihoods of the communities living in the forest area covered by the project, enabling them to benefit from the ecosystem while not threatening it.

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Africa , Western Africa

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General information
GEF ID 4953
Project type Full-Size Project
Status active (Under Implementation)
Start Date 10 Feb 2017
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Biodiversity, International Waters, Land Degradation
GEF Allocation to project 6,336,364 USD
Total Cost of the project: 62,977,006.00 USD
Cote d'Ivoire , Guinea , Liberia , Sierra Leone , Regional

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Project contacts
Rebecca Welling Porfolio Manager
Dominique Endamana Programme Officer