Strengthening Community Driven Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihoods Initiatives
Strengthening Community Driven Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihoods Initiatives
The local CBO was the first proponent to be given an approval for a Strategic Project in October 2013 for a sum of US$145, 500.00 under the OP5 STAR allocation. This project will support GEF Focal area of Biodiversity Conservation. With a successful track record of receiving grants twice under Operational Phases 1 and 4, and also the winner of the Equator Initiative Awards, SWMI was given an overwhelming approval from the NSC. The proponent will be working towards strengthening community driven Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihoods Initiatives with mining activities threatening to damage crocodile habitat and the wetlands. This would support GEF Focal Area of mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into livelihoods through support to local crocodile farmers to improve techniques in crocodile farming enhancing crocodile skin quality. The project will also be seeking to work with government to improve crocodile management and set aside the Sepik river basin as a wetland of international importance under RAMSAR as a measure of addressing imminent damage from mining activities upriver.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Sepik Wetlands Management Initiative
Country:
Papua new guinea
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 145,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 37,165.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
PNG/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/BC/13/07
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
Lesson learnt in develop Community Wetlands Management Area rules have been documented and shared with government officials responsible for developing new National Protected Area Policy. Wetlands management rules have been taken note of and included in the local District Development Plan.
Replication of project activities
New farmers are being trained resulting in new community engagement during third tranch implementation
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 1000000
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 3
Biophysical
Number of national policies informed in biodiversity focal area 1
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 10
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 50
Empowerment
Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 60
Livehood
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 20000
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 2
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 100

Grantee Contact

Mr Jerry Wana
Phone: 73498654
Email: wanajk2009@gmail.com
 

Address

P.O. Box 81,
AMBUNTI , EAST SEPIK PROVINCE , 534

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Jenny Wakfen
Email:
Ms. Tamalis Akus
Phone:
+675 321 2877 Ext. 204
Fax:
+675 321 1224
Email:

Address

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