Project ID 2210214011

Despite Pacific SIDS showing increasing interest in seeking international recognition for their biosphere reserves, there are only three approved SIDS sites in the Pacific MaB Network. While they need on-going support, there are other potential BR sites in the region that require special assistance to successfully apply as UNESCO MaB, Geoparks, etc. The recent impact of COVID-19 in the tourism sector has revealed a need to revive and bolster ecotourism in the region through collaboration with stakeholders like the Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) and the Pacific Community (SPTO). Activities will be supported in the above areas particularly to build future sustainability of existing MaB sites, encourage applications from potential BRs, and promote ecotourism in the SIDS region.

  • On-going

USD 30,000

Total Project Budget

USD 17,388

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 30,000 17,388

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
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 20%
  • Small Island Developing States | 100%