Detail of GEF Project #597

GEF Project ID 597
Funding Source GEF Trust Fund
Project Name Building Partnerships for the Environmental Protection and Management of the East Asian Seas
Country Regional
Region Asia and the Pacific
Focal Area International Waters
Operational Program 9
Approval Date 1998-11-01
CEO Endorsement Date 1999-07-15
GEF Agency Approval Date 1999-11-24
Project Completion Date 2006-12-01
Project Status Project Closure
Executing Agency International Maritime Organization
Description The objective of the project is to assist the riparian countries of the East Asian Seas to collectively protect and manage their heavily stressed coastal and marine environments through intergovernmental and intersectoral partnerships. These countries include the Republic of Korea which for the first time is a GEF recipient. Building upon the methodologies, approaches, typologies, networks and lessons learned from the pilot phase, the project would enhance and complement national and international efforts by removing or lowering critical barriers regarding policy, investment, capacity, which are having negative effects on the management of the coastal/marine environment in the region. Together with several waterbody-based projects in the area, these projects constitute GEF’s programmatic approach to these coastal and marine waters with globally significant ecosystems that are experiencing sever degradation.
Implementation Status Project implementation commenced in February 2000. The project manager has been recruited and is expected to be on-board in late June. Other project staff positions are being recruited. The Programme Coordination Unit is being established.
GEF Project Grant
16,224,000 USD
GEF Grant
16,224,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
12,321,000 USD
Project Cost
28,545,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
16,224,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
12,321,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
28,545,000 USD
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