Project ID 2210212081

After 2 decades of growth in Biosphere Reserves and Natural WH sites, in the past quadrennium, work to demonstrate their potential as model sites has intensified. The majority of 6 MS and 16 BR participate in 'Be Resilient' initiatives funded from EXB resources, focusing on adaptation and climate resilience related to water-related disasters. In parallel with the 'Be Resilient' portfolio, the RP will encourage the remaining 3 MS to join MAB, and will develop similar work in BR on biodiversity and ecosystem resilience. Visibility, awareness and networking, among BR, and also within UNCTs and SADC, will also be targeted. The RP will also respond to interest in geosciences and geoparks in the region, through capacity building and support for the first initiatives to establish geoparks.

  • On-going

USD 52,000

Total Project Budget

USD 7,285

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2022.03.31

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 52,000 7,285

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
  • 75%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 10%
  • Priority Africa | 100%