Integrated Management of Namibia’s Rural Landscapes.

Integrated Management of Namibia’s Rural Landscapes.

Promoting this approach in key agricultural and forest landscapes, reducing poverty through sustainable nature-based livelihoods, protecting biodiversity and restoring forests as carbon sinks, and promoting Land Degradation Neutrality.

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Project Budget

USD 10 million

Project Partner

Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Tourism

Duration

2019 – 2025 (6 years)

Financing

GEF Trust Fund through UNDP

What does NILALEG aim to achieve?

The key development challenge to which this project responds to is the need for integrated management of Namibia’s rural landscapes, to reverse environmental degradation and maximize sustainable livelihoods based on nature.

Without such an approach, the country’s densely settled northern regions will see increased poverty and inequality, with a continuous decline in forest cover, and attendant loss of biodiversity, soil fertility and carbon sequestration.

Therefore, an effective multi-stakeholder approach to integrated landscape management is vital if Namibia is to meet its global environmental obligations and national development goals, addressing poverty and environmental degradation, and achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the long run.

Project Objective

To promote an integrated landscape management approach in key agricultural and forest landscapes, reducing poverty through sustainable nature-based livelihoods, protecting biodiversity and restoring forests as carbon sinks, and promoting Land Degradation Neutrality.

Beneficiaries

The targeted beneficiaries are the following Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from the focal landscapes:

Gazetted/Registered Communal Conservancies and Community Forests, Farmer’s Associations, Women’s Groups, Youth Groups and informal community groups

GEF Core Indicators


Sustainable Development Goals