Project ID 514INT2002

UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGp) concept with its motto "Celebrating earth heritage, sustaining local communities", brought a new paradigm to the conservation of geological heritage and sustainable socio-economic development. Member States from all over the world have expressed interest in this category of UNESCO internationally designated sites as they emphasize on the values of geological resources for science and development. The GEO-Schemas project aims at designing schemes to ensure the readiness of aspiring Geopark Sites in Latin American and the Caribbean, West - and North Africa (the Arab States) to join UNESCO Global Geopark Network.

  • On-going

USD 200,000

Total Project Budget

USD 25,739

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2021.01.11
End Date 2023.01.10
Benchmark as of 2022.06.30

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 Spain 200,000 25,739

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
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 25%
  • Priority Africa | 40%