I. CRITICAL WILDLIFE HABITAT CONSERVATION THROUGH CREATION / STRENGTHENING OF PROTECTED AREAS


Leading to Outcome 1 :A Fully completed, strengthen and effectively managed Bakossi Banyang Mbo Lebialem (BBML) Technical Operation Unit (TOU) and its and strengthened and well managed PA network.

Output 1.1: Bakossi-Banyang(29 320 ha) Mbo Lebialem(699 ha) - BBML Technical Operation Unit (TOU) established and effectively managed: The TOU is envisaged as the mechanism to coordinate all government and partner activities relating to forest management within and outside Protected Areas within the BBML.

Output 1.2: Management Plans (2MPs) for the two existing PA are validated and it integrate community-based approaches to PA management.

Output 1.3: Two New PAs classification process is supported, (supported by draft ESIAs / ESMPs – see Output 1.4): This includes activities to support the finalization of the classification process for Tofala Hill and Mt Kupe covering 11,528 ha, including labor and professional costs of opening, demarcating and surveying of boundaries, etc.

Output 1.4: ESIAs for PA Management Plans prepared to newly defined standards and being implemented according to approved / ESMPs: The GEF Project will support MINFOF institutional GEF5 CEO Endorsement Template-February 2013.doc 23 capacity building in preparation and implementation of ESIAs that reflect clearly biodiversity conservation and how the PA creation will generate financial, social, environmental and other costs / benefits (participation, sense of ownership, changes in access rights, etc.), to the communities and conservation objectives drawing on lessons learned about PA management in the Central African Region.

 

II. SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICE AND PROMOTION OF COMMUNITIES' LIVELIHOODS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION THROUGH INTEGRAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT PLANS (ESMP)


Leading to Outcome 2: Strengthened regulatory framework and coordinated investments mitigate environmental and social impacts of development projects and PA management.

Output 2.1: Regulatory frameworks, standards and guidelines for preparation of ESIAs and ESMPs for PA management and other public / private sector development projects that have impact on PAs and/or biodiversity are developed.

Output 2.2: One Policy and a set of guidelines on collaborative management and conservation incentives that link clearly to PA Management Plans and associated ESIAs / ESMPs is drafted. The project will fund a review a) PSMNR approach to collaborative management and conservation incentives (CMCI), and b) treatment of social impacts of conservation and development projects elsewhere.

Output 2.3: Collaborative management & conservation incentives (CMCI) program is implemented according to revised Policy and Guidelines on a pilot scale at priority sites around PAs and is positively evaluated by beneficiaries.

Output 2.4: Private sector co-financing is negotiated for PA management and/or profitable & sustainable livelihood activities that are supportive of PA management in BBML Landscape: The Project will organize annual forums to stimulate private sector investment alongside the micro-project funding provided by GEF.

Output 2.5: Develop two local Land Use Plans (LUPs) for areas with existing or potential land use conflicts around PAs: The GEF funds will contribute to HCV / HCS and other surveys to identify conservation priority areas/wildlife corridors between Mt Kupe and Bakossi NP, and Tofala and neighboring forest.

Output 2.6: Contribution to the elaboration of a common Sustainable Financial Mechanism for SW Region PAs, is ensured: This sub-component will finance the following activities: a review of best practice for sustainable financing of PAs based on GEF, UNEP, regional and global experiences; an evaluation of the potential for environmental / biodiversity / carbon offsetting of development projects to contribute to sustainable financing of PAs.

 

III. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, MONITORING AND EVALUATION


This component aims to improve knowledge and monitoring of the socio-economic & environmental values of BBML landscape fosters implementation of integrated land use plans, leading to Outcome 3. Improved knowledge and monitoring of the socio-economic & environmental values of BBML landscape

Output 3.1: Training needs, learning framework are established, and training packages developed to build capacity for Environmental & Social Impact Assessment for Protected Areas (PAs) and projects that have impact on biodiversity and/or PAs.:

Output 3.2: Common framework for M&E of socioeconomic & environmental performance of conservation & development initiatives in the BBML Landscape developed, tested and adopted by all stakeholders.

Output 3.3: Lessons are learnt from project activities and impacts communicated: This output will ensure that the project summarizes and disseminates the tools and results of implementing them to a broader audience. In particular, the social safeguards that are developed in this project should be of considerable interest to the development of the national REDD+ strategy in Cameroon and to the Regional REDD+ initiative (also GEF funded) that is building capacity for REDD+ implementation in the Congo Basin.

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