Strengthening Multi-sectoral Management of Critical Landscapes in Samoa

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status


Implementing period

From October 31, 2013 to December 14, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  2. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  3. 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation

Project ID: 4536

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Strengthening conservation areas


  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Ecosystem-based mitigation


  • Human altered areas
  • Conserved areas


  • Rural areas
  • Terrestrial protected areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing


  • Capacity building
  • Enabling
  • Management operation


  • Community capacity building
  • Community engagement
  • Mainstream
  • Public campaign
  • Sustainable land management
  • Technical capacity building

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Women farmers
  • Women's cooperatives and groups

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  • 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation

Conventions and protocols

  • National Adaptation Plan (NAP)
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Nature-based solution
  • Poverty reduction

About this project


The project objective is to build national and local capacities and incentives to promote effective agro-ecosystems management in Samoa for conservation, increased GHG sequestration and to strengthen local livelihoods. The project contributes to the key indicators of the GEF LD Strategic Objective which is reduce pressures on natural resources from competing land uses in the wider landscape. The project consists of two components: i) Effective national enabling environment to promote effective agro-ecosystem management and ii) Capacities and incentives to undertake sustainable agro-ecosystems management by local communities.


To strengthen local capacities, incentives and actions for integrated landscape management to reduce land degradation and greenhouse gas emissions and to promote conservation whilst enhancing sustainable local livelihoods.

USD $9,609,090

Grant amount

USD $24,682,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($9,609,090)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Samoa

Project metrics

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