Program on Sustainable Fishery Development in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (SFISH) (WB-P178143)

  • Middle East and North Africa
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Jun 7, 2022
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 45.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 45.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 13, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Oct 24, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the objective of the overall proposed program with series of projects (SOPs) is to promote regional cooperation for sustainable fishery management in the RSGA region and strengthen the fishery value chain in RSGA countries.

The Development Objective of this first project of the program is to strengthen mechanisms for regional collaborative management of fisheries in the RSGA region and improve the the fishery value chain in Yemen.

The project has three components:

  1. Component 1: Strengthening regional collaboration in management of marine fisheries and aquaculture in the RSGA region (approximately US$3.5 million). This component will aim to strengthen and sustain regional collaboration through support to science-based management of fisheries in the RSGA, development of a regional platform for coordination of policies, legislation, management plans and measures for responsible fisheries and aquaculture and use of ecosystems approaches, and support to regional level capacity building and technical assistance program on management of living marine resources responding to both anthropogenic and climate induced changes.

  2. Component 2: Improving Economic Opportunities, Food Security and Effective Management of Fishery Production in Yemen. This component includes two sub-components which will be implemented by United Nation Development Program (UNDP).

    1. Sub-component 2.1. Improving the resilience of the fishery value chain for sustained livelihoods.

    2. Sub-component 2.2. Governance systems and knowledge developed for effective management and climate resilience of fisheries.

  3. Component 3. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Reporting. This will include two subcomponents:

    1. Sub-component 3.1. Project management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting by PERSGA.

    2. Sub-component 3.2. Project management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting by UNDP.

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World Bank:
Darshani De Silva
Senior Environmental Specialist

Aminur Rahman
Lead Economist

United Nations Development Programme
Auke Lootsma
Resident Representative

Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Prof. Ziad Abu Ghararah
Secretary General

Implementing Agencies:
United Nations Development Programme
Nahid Hussein
Deputy Resident Representative - Programme

Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Ahmed Khalil
Coordinator Projects Management 


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