Support to indigenous peoples and community conserved areas and territories (ICCAs) through the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) as a contribution to the achievement of Targets 11, 14 and 18 of the CBD Aichi 2020 framework (ICI)

Lead country

New York - GEF

Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From July 28, 2014 to December 31, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.1 Conserve, restore, sustainably use terrestrial, freshwater ecosystems
  2. 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  3. 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Project ID: 5199

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity
  • Strengthening conservation areas
  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy access


  • Access and benefit sharing
  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Appliances
  • Agriculture/irrigation
  • Cooling


  • Conserved areas
  • Wetlands
  • Grasslands


  • Boreal forests (Taiga forests)
  • Tropical forests
  • Temperate forests
  • Rivers and river basins
  • Lakes
  • Aquifers
  • Grazing lands
  • Tropical grasslands
  • Temperate grasslands

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Innovative approaches


  • Management operation
  • Capacity building
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Ecosystem-based management
  • Sustainable land management
  • Ecosystem and ecosystem services conservation/restoration
  • Mainstream
  • Alignment
  • Advocacy (towards policy makers)
  • Improved & diversified sustainable livelihoods (TP 5)
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)
  • Nature finance

Social inclusion

  • Youth/Children
  • Disabled
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women's access to and control over resources
  • Women decision making
  • Women farmers

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 15.1 Conserve, restore, sustainably use terrestrial, freshwater ecosystems
  • 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  • 7.1 Ensure universal access to sustainable, reliable energy

Conventions and protocols

  • Nagoya protocol (ABS)
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • National Action Plan

Private sector(s)

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Human rights
  • Nature-based solution
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

Since CBD COP9 in Bonn, the Govt of Germany and UNDP have collaborated on the Lifeweb Initiative in support of Protected Areas; the 2010 Year of Biodiversity; as well as towards the CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan. UNDP seeks to cooperate with the ICI on biodiversity conservation, in particular in relation to indigenous peoplesÔÇÖ and community conserved areas and territories (ICCAs) as part of Targets 11, 14 and 18 of the Aichi 2020 framework. The proposal has been elaborated in the context of post-CBD COP11 (Hyderabad, Oct 2012) directions for (i) the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA); (ii) the protection of traditional knowledge, innovation and practices; as well as (iii) in situ conservation and sustainable use. The proposal is being submitted to coincide with urgent priorities established under the CBD 2012-2020 targets, as well as to complement ongoing work being undertaken by the IUCN HQ Secretariat in preparation for the next World Parks Congress (fourth quarter of 2014).

USD $15,237,708

Grant amount

USD $12,000,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Government of Germany – TTF ($15,237,708)

Implementing partner(s)

  • UN Office for Project Services

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