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The CFI Projects

The CFI is a partnership of six GEF agencies leading one or more of the 3 national and sub-regional projects covering 6 countries, an on-demand funding mechanism (Challenge Fund) and a global knowledge management mechanism for sharing experiences and furthering effective fisheries management globally. The six agencies are FAO, which is the overall lead for the CFI Programme, the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Conservation International (CI).

 The CFI projects with the lead agencies and the 6 countries are:

  • Indonesia: Ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) in Eastern Indonesia (Fisheries Management Areas - FMAs - 715, 717 and 718) - implemented by WWF in collaboration with CI
  • Ecuador and Peru: Ecosystem based management and improved governance of coastal fisheries in the Southeast Pacific - implemented by UNDP in collaboration with WWF and CI
  • Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal: Delivering sustainable environmental, social and economic benefits in West Africa through good governance, correct incentives and innovation - implemented by FAO in collaboration with UNEP
  • Global: Challenge Fund an on-demand funding mechanism for sustainable marine resources management implemented by the World Bank

The Global Partnership, knowledge management and research project - implemented by FAO in collaboration with the CFI agencies.

While the CFI Programme and projects are unique they are linking with other GEF projects especially the LME, however, we welcome linking with other projects focusing on coastal fisheries governance or value chains.

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