LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

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.).
Fisheries

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

General information
GEF ID 3271
Project type Medium-Sized Project
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date 15 May 2007
End Date 31 Dec 2010
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area
GEF Allocation to project 1.00M US$
Total Cost of the project: 1.33M US$
Partners
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
African Union - Union Africaine

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