GEF: Central Africa mobilizes at 53rd Council of Global Environment Facility (GEF)



Zooming in on Central Africa - on the USD 500 million work program approved by the GEF Council focused on least developed countries and small island developing States: USD 16.8 million for the DRC, USD 3 million for Cameroon and 43.5 for multi-country projects including USD13.5 million (Mali, Niger, Chad) and USD 20 million (Benin, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo)



Of the 83 projects approved by the GEF Council, 8 projects include Central Africa. In Central Africa only two countries have country projects: DRC and Cameroon.



This outcome requires all the Congo Basin countries to step up their efforts to gain increased access to international financing.



For information, kindly see the countries’ commitments to the LDCF/SCCF below:



The members of the LDCF/SCCF Council presented the following pledges and contributions to the LDCF/SCCF on behalf of their governments:


- Belgium: EUR 7 million to the LDCF

- Belgium - Walloon Region: EUR 3.25 million to the LDCF

- Germany: EUR 50 million to the LDCF

- Sweden: SEK 185 million to the LDCF

- Switzerland: CHF 1.89 million to the LDCF and CHF 500,000 to the SCCF.


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GEF Council approves $500 million work program focused on least developed countries and small island developing states


LDCF and SCCF  Council: At the opening of the Council meeting, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden announced new contributions to the LDCF and SCCF. Find more information in the joint summary of the chairs.


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