Regional Activities of the Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub Saharan Africa, Tranche 1

The objectives of this Grant to support the Regional Activities of the Strategic Partnership are to:

  • Strengthen regional coordination in order to ensure complementarity among country-level and regional projects, in particular in respect to management of trans-boundary resources;
  • Promote learning and information exchange at the regional level to ensure that the lessons from successes and failures of country and LME level investments are adequately disseminated; and
  • Encourage direct financial support in the SSA countries for the necessary governance (i.e. policy, legal, and institutional) reforms and sector adjustments to manage their fisheries sustainably in a way that ensures a distribution of benefits that will contribute to poverty reduction and food security;
  • Assist individual coastal countries to build the capacity to participate in the ongoing GEF-led Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) projects and regional fisheries bodies (RFBs) as well as collaborate through these initiatives to implement management measures for the marine ecosystems and the trans-boundary fisheries resources and/or fishing fleets that would be more appropriate at the sub-regional scale (e.g. sub-regional monitoring, control and surveillance systems, management of fishing capacity, sub-regional research initiatives, networks of marine protected areas (MPAs), etc.).

Agulhas Current (LME) , Benguela Current (LME) , Somali Coastal Current (LME) , Guinea Current (LME) , Canary Current (LME)

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General information
GEF ID 3271
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status closed (Completed)
Start Date 19 Jul 2007
End Date 31 Aug 2011
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 1,000,000 USD
Total Cost of the project: 1,330,000.00 USD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Project contacts
Andrei Klimenko Director
Christopher Crepin GEF Africa Regional Coordinator
John Virdin Director
John Fraser Stewart Senior Natural Resources Specialist