Project ID 2210232031

The SIDS are known to face major environmental challenges such as flooding, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem goods and services. The island of Sao Tome and Principe, a large part of which is a biosphere reserve, was affected in early 2022 by deadly floods. The activity will lead to capacity building in flood prevention and management through experience sharing and South-South cooperation with Cabo-Verte and Guinea Bissau. UNESCO's ecohydrological approach will also be applied to ensure an integrated understanding of biological and hydrological processes by applying a socially acceptable, cost-effective and systemic scientific basis for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

  • On-going

USD 15,000

Total Project Budget

USD 12,595

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 15,000 12,595

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.SC3 - SIDS empowered with strengthened capacities in UNESCO fields of expertise to better address their specific challenges
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 40%
  • 60%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 10%
  • Priority Africa | 100%
  • Small Island Developing States | 100%