08/12/2010 Partnership between PERSGA and World Bank

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden “ PERSGA” is joining efforts with the World Bank to develop a Regional Project on Strategic Management of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. This is based on the Project Identification Document “PIF” cleared by PERSGA Focal Points in a workshop organized by PERSGA in August 2008 and approved by GEF in March 2010. In its approval of the PIF GEF has emphasized that the real weight of the project should be in actual on ground activities rather than capacity building.     

To this effect a technical and administrative delegation of the World Bank has conducted a mission to PERSGA Headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the period December 6th – 11th 2010 for initiation of the Project’s Preparation activities.  

The Project Development Objective “PDO” has been set as supporting transition from Traditional Management to Ecosystem Based Management by demonstrating added value through institutional reforms and on-ground activities in the in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The Project includes three main components:
Component 1: Implementation of ecosystem based management approach to living resources
Component 2: Strengthening the principles of marine managed areas.
Component 3: Optimizing and integrating monitoring activities.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden