Project ID 213SAF2000

A consortium of 7 partner organisations, led by UNEP, will plan and implement the ReLISA project aiming at making the economic case for landscape-level restoration and create the conditions for a just transition of South Africa's land-use sector by restoring degraded key biomes (grasslands, savannas, thicket), while recognising the socio-cultural, economic and land tenure context; UNESCO will design and implement Work Package 5 related to ecosystem restoration in Biosphere Reserves through Payments for ecosystem services.

  • On-going

USD 39,255

Total Project Budget


Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2023.03.01
End Date 2023.07.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Natural sciences United Nations Environment Programme 39,255 -

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.SC1 - Inclusive knowledge and capacities of Member States strengthened to advance and apply science for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem and biodiversity conservation and restoration, and disaster risk resilience
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.IP3 - Member States capacities and awareness are strengthened to protect, safeguard and promote Indigenous knowledge, cultures, and languages through inclusive policies and targeted action
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 5%
  • 30%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 10%
  • Youth | 5%
  • Priority Africa | 100%