Project Appraisal Reports
Abstract: The program aims at the conservation of the second largest tropical forest in the world and the second “green lung” of the planet, after the Amazon. The Congo Basin covers an area of over 4 000 000 km2. The Programme is expected to provide responses to the continued degradation of this forest and climate change. PACEBCo will allow for better understanding of the new carbon markets, good practices in environmental monitoring, and the introduction of the Local Development Fund (LDF). The Programme will cover a period 5 years starting from March 2009, and it is estimated at a total cost of UA 37.28 million including an ADF grant of UA 32.00 million, a contribution of UA 5.00 million from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and UA 0.28 million from the beneficiaries living in the selected landscapes.
Abstract: The Lake Chad Basin Sustainable Development Programme (PRODEBALT) will be implemented in the conventional basin of Lake Chad which covers a surface area of 966,955 km². It covers part of Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, CAR and Chad. The expected outcomes of the project are the sustainable conservation of Lake Chad to ensure the economic security of the fresh water ecosystem resources, an integrated and judicious management of the basin so as to achieve sustainable development and equitable use of the natural resources for each country, while preserving its ecosystems and biodiversity. The programme will cover 6 years as from 2009, and its total cost is estimated at about UA 60.07 million. It is jointly financed by an ADF grant for an amount of UA 30 million and other donors (GTZ, BGR, European Union, World Bank, and the Islamic Development Bank).