Project ID 2210212041

The convergence of increased climatic shocks and continued deterioration of the fragile Sahel environments present a challenge of significant scale as most countries and the poorest segments of society have a high dependency on natural resources and livestock for their livelihood. In arid zones, dry spells and droughts lead to increased pressures on the already fragile environment thus impacting ecosystem sustainability. UNESCO's biosphere reserves and Geo-Parks offer good demonstration sites for solutions to these challenges and ecohydrology can be used to advance ecological and hydrological understanding that could be used to enhance the overall integrity of ecosystems.

  • On-going

USD 72,000

Total Project Budget

USD 49,259

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
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)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Natural sciences Contribution to Regular Budget 72,000 49,259

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
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 30%
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Priority Africa | 100%
  • Small Island Developing States | 35%