Lukautim Solwara Project
Lukautim Solwara Project
Sartelia Marine Conservation Community based Organisation is a local CBO is based in Morobe Province and has been given approval in principle for a full grant of USD Forty Nine Thousand five Hundred and Four kina ($49,504) at the NSC meeting held in February 2013. Approval was given conditional on grantee obtaining and submitting to the SGP secretariat a letter of support from the Morobe provincial fisheries office. This letter has since been received by NC. The full grant will be disbursed from the STAR allocation under Operational Phase 5 (OP5) to support GEF Focal area of Biodiversity Conservation: the biodiversity assessment and conservation of marine environment to improve the livelihood of approximately three thousand people in over one kilometre of coastline, with twenty communities participating. The project is located in the Wasu Local Level Government area of Morobe Province.

A full grant of USD$47,504 was approved by the SGP National Steering Committee and MOA was initially signed on 20 September 2013. Many factors affected project implementation, disrupting planned activities. Project site is the Wasu coastline with 20 villages identified to participate and benefit from this project. Due to the location of the project site, the only available transport to be used as ferry and freight vessel (Lutheran Shipping) was suspended around the time project was to have commenced causing delays that had not been foreseen. With submission of progressive reports on the first tranche disbursed in 2013, lessons and challenges have been documented well and it is hoped that additional measures will be put in place to avoid same delays in future. MOA amendment has been prepared in order to facilitate further grant disbursements and eventual completion of the project.
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Project Snapshot

Sartelia Marine Conservation CBO
Papua new guinea
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 47,504.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 9,186.06
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,000.00
Project Number:
Project Terminated Before Completion

Grantee Contact

Mr. Denson Javohn
Phone: (675) 472 3719


Sartelia Marine Conservation , PO Box 1, Wasu LLG, LAE 411, Morobe Province
LAE , Momase , 411

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Jenny Wakfen
Ms. Tamalis Akus
+675 321 2877 Ext. 204
+675 321 1224


UNDP, P.O. Box 1041
Port Moresby, Pacific, 121