Strengthening Socotra policy and regulatory framework for mainstreaming biodiversity

What is the project about

Socotra

The project contributes to the goal of creating a sustainable and well-governed path of development for the Socotra archipelago that ensures the conservation of its globally important biodiversity. The project's objective is that Biodiversity management considerations are mainstreamed effectively into the current process of decentralizing governance. The objective will be achieved through four project outcomes that reflect the interventions necessary to address the constraints identified.

What have we accomplished so far

  • The project has initiated the process for developing an Island Wide Authority to oversee biodiversity conservation and development, through a consultative process with stakeholders and by learning form the Jordanian experience in Al Aqaba.
  • The project has also initiated the process to prepare a legal framework for sharing biodiversity benefits. The legal framework proposal has been prepared and waits for approval.
  • Capacity of NGOs/CBOs in Socotra assessed.
  • Island Wide Authority proposal finalized.
  • Project administrated website www.socotraisland.org being redesigned and updated.
  • Recently, missions were conducted to re-align the project to new developments and realities on the ground.

Who Finances it?



Donor name

Amount contributed per year $US

2008

GEF

109,000

UNDP

975,000

2009

GEF

357,000

2010

 GEF

223,000

 2011

GEF

143,000

Overview
Status
Ongoing
Project start date
01/08/2008
Estimated end date
31/07/2013
Focus Area
Environment and Energy
Geographic coverage
Sana'a, Socotra
Project officer
Walid Ali
Partners
Ministry of Water and Environment
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