Strengthening protected area financing and management systems

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status


Implementing period

From June 24, 2010 to December 14, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing
  2. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  3. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Project ID: 3668

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Strengthening conservation areas


  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Ecosystem-based mitigation
  • Biodiversity financing


  • Human altered areas


  • Rural areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Finance economy
  • Management operation
  • Governance


  • Nature finance
  • Sustainable land management
  • Institutional framework

Social inclusion


Gender equality

  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing
  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Conventions and protocols

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Poverty reduction

About this project


The project goal is to have a comprehensive, ecologically representative and effectively managed national protected area system operating in Egypt, in-line with its commitments agreed at the CBD Conferences of Parties.


Establishment of a sustainable protected area financing system, with associated management structures, systems and capacities needed to ensure the effective use of generated revenues for priority biodiversity conservation needs.

USD $3,699,000

Grant amount

USD $15,344,200

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


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