Conservation Areas for Biodiversity Conservation and Development (WB-P172777)

  • Mozambique
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Aug 20, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Mozambique
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Climate and Environment
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 28.62 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 23, 2020

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents the project objective is to improve management of target conservation area landscapes and enhance the living conditions of communities in and around these conservation areas.

The project has three components:

  1. Strengthening Capacity and Financial Sustainability of National Conservation Institutions (Original amount: US$15.0 million equivalent from IDA, Additional Financing: US$13,821,510 million equivalent from GEF). This component aims to improve the capacity of the three main national conservation institutions (ANAC, BIOFUND, and FNDS); create a cohort of conservation professionals; and foster naturebased tourism at the national level. These activities contribute to two pillars of the MozBio Program: (a) ensuring an enabling policy and institutional environment (governance) and (b) ensuring financial sustainability for the CA system.
  2. Improving Conservation Areas Management in Target Landscapes (Original amount: US$17 million equivalent from IDA, Additional Financing US$2,575,000 million equivalent from GEF and US$1,800,000 million from the ILM MDTF). This component aims to improve biodiversity conservation management of target CAs, particularly the governance of CAs (including its relationship with surrounding stakeholders), human resources management, infrastructure establishment and maintenance, human-wildlife coexistence, research, resources control and patrolling, and promoting of environmental awareness and strengthening of community-based organizations (CBOs) among local communities. These activities contribute to two of the pillars of the Mozbio Program i) biodiversity conservation management and ii) community development.

  3. Promoting Conservation-compatible Rural Development and Integrated Landscape Management in Target Landscapes (Original Project: US$13 million equivalent from IDA, Additional Financing US$ 6,719,266 from GEF and US$700,000 from the ILM MDTF). This component aims to promote conservation-compatible rural development in target landscapes through support to sustainable value chains and Integrated Landscape Management (ILM), by financing land use planning, establishment of Landscape Management Units (LMUs), and capacity strengthening of targeted districts to reduce pressure on CAs. These activities contribute to all pillars of the MozBio Program and require addressing several constraints, including limited access to credit, TA and inputs, and insufficient market access and employment opportunities.
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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World Bank:
Franka Braun
Sr Natural Resources Mgmt. Spec.

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Implementing Agency:
Fundo Nacional de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel (National Sustainable Development Fund)
Momade Nemane
Chief Executive Officer 


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