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Promoting Conservation and Sustainable Use of fisheries resources by Building Capacity and Seeking Alternatives for Fishers

June 21, 2014

Project Number: BZE/COMPACT/OP5/Y3/CORE/BD/14/02 Country: Belize Area Of Work: CapDev, Biodiversity Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 25,000.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 25,000.00 Start Date: 4/2014 End Date: 7/2015 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: The goal of the project is to (i) develop a culture of responsible and sustainable utilization within the commercial fishing industry, and (ii) identify possible alternatives that will reduce impact on existing resources. The first goal contributes to the COMPACT Strategy s second and third objectives which state To promote the protection conservation and sustainable use of resources of the Belize Barrier Reef System by community groups, community based organizations and the general public and to develop and/or enhance the management capacities of community groups who use and impact the resources of the BBRS-WHS as well as those who participate in the co-management of the protected areas . The second goal addresses the first objective of the COMPACT Phase II Strategy which is: to expand the sustainable livelihoods options for community groups who impact the reef system with a view towards reducing stressors on the BBRS-WHS . Grantee: The Belize Federation of Fishers Organisation Mission : For GEF SGP, the community-based approach is the cornerstone for addressing local and global environmental and sustainable development challenges. SGP provides grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), notably national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and indigenous peoples organizations. SGP grantees may also include other not-for-profit organizations such as professional associations, unions and other civil society groups. By enabling a direct connection between sustainable livelihoods and the generation of local and global livelihoods, SGP empowers communities to act and participate in their own development and hence ensures community ownership and impact. Over the course of the last 20 years, SGP has provided grants to over 12,000 grantees with 64 percent of grants channeled to NGOs, 34 percent to CBOs, and 2 percent to other not-for-profit organizations. More than 60 percent of projects have directly benefitted communities either through direct grants to CBOs or through other NGOs and CSOs working with communities. Project Partner : GEF Secretariat 1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop P4-400 Washington, DC 20433 USA Tel: (202) 473-0508 Fax: (202) 522-3240/3245 Email:

Project completion date : 2015-07-31 12:00:00


Address : 3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex , P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road, Belmopan Attn: Mr. Philip Balderamos

Country :Belize

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234

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