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Restoration of ecosystems, integrated natural resource management and promotion of SLM in Mbuluzi River Basin

€3631849.791

06/23 - 06/23

Completed

This project is part of

Objectives

To promote ecosystem restoration for a productive Mbuluzi River landscape and effectively managed protected areas providing critical ecosystem goods and services

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Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

The project will provide benefits globally, nationally and locally. This project will enhance the capacity for implementation of a robust framework to manage land and biodiversity degradation in Eswatini. By strengthening Eswatini’s strategies, mechanisms, and institutions for land restoration and natural resource management at the national level, globally significant biodiversity and landscapes will be protected, and livelihoods strengthened. The strengthening of land and biodiversity management will contribute to the development of social inclusion and gender equality, foster clear and transparent provisions and strengthen the capacity for local communities to benefit from their landscape and biodiversity, thereby generating opportunities for themselves. This will also have benefits to the local communities immediately impacted by land degradation, including those deriving livelihoods from forest, protected areas and agricultural ecosystems, directly through production, or indirectly such as through tourism and ecosystem services. Additional domestic benefits generated over the baseline case will be as a result of reduced impact of climate change on economic activity. Further benefits will accrue through replication of the approaches used at the pilot sites to other sites in the country. The approach used in the project as a whole will also provide lessons and opportunities for replication in other countries in Africa.