Project ID RAF0107251

The project aims at initiating the implementation of regional Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the rational and equitable management of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS). The NSAS is one of the largest aquifer in the world, stretching over 4 countries in NE Africa (Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Chad). The riparian countries sharing the aquifer face similar problems of water scarcity, and the aquifer is a critically important source of water in this arid desert region that will be increasingly in demand in the future.

  • On-going

USD 3,990,000

Total Project Budget

USD 309,256

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2019.02.21
End Date 2022.10.09
Benchmark as of 2022.09.30

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 United Nations Development Programme 3,990,000 309,256

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.SC2 - Water science, innovation, education, management, cooperation and governance bolstered for a water secure world in a changing environment
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 10%
  • Priority Africa | 100%