Gambia PA Network, NRM & Community Livelihood

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From July 27, 2015 to July 31, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.5 Reduce habitat degradation, halt biodiversity loss, extinction
  2. 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing
  3. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Project ID: 5000

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Strengthening conservation areas


  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Ecosystem-based mitigation


  • Conserved areas


  • Terrestrial protected areas
  • Key biodiversity areas (KBAs)

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Other sectors

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Direct support / Service Delivery


  • Management operation
  • Governance
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Sustainable land management
  • Conserved areas/ protected areas management
  • Wildlife and habitat conservation
  • Adaptive governance
  • Institutional framework
  • Mainstream
  • Improved & diversified sustainable livelihoods (TP 5)
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Women farmers

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Reduce exposure
  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.5 Reduce habitat degradation, halt biodiversity loss, extinction
  • 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Conventions and protocols

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Poverty reduction
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


The project will work to (a) expand and better connect the cluster of three target PAs (BBWR, JNP, KWNP) and emplace effective management to provide a refuge for national and globally relevant biodiversity and natural ecosystems; and (b) introduce biodiversity-friendly natural resource and land management practices in communities around the three target PAs, to begin restoring vital natural resources into productive landscapes and thereby reduce the pressures local communities exert on the PA system.


To expand and strengthen the management of priority protected areas in The Gambia, including through enhanced community-based natural resource management.

USD $1,354,310

Grant amount

USD $4,850,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,354,310)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Gambia

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