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Makbassa Abaye community environmental protection for sustainable development

July 28, 2014

Project Number: ETH/SGP/OP5/STAR/LD/2014/100 Country: Ethiopia Area Of Work: Land Degradation Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 16,585.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 6,021.00 Start Date: 6/2014 End Date: 5/2016 Status: Not active yet Project Description: Makbassa Abaye community environmental protection for sustainable development. Grantee: Mekebesa Aboye Forest and Soil Conservation Cooperative Society 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 : 2016-05-31 12:00:00


Address : P.O.Box 5580 Addis Ababa, East Africa Attn: Mr. Zeleke Tesfaye

Country :Ethiopia

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF),

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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